EST WST Collective

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EST WST Collective

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estwstcollective

Website

http://www.estwstcollective.com/

Category

Apparel, Bags, Accessories, Handmade

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About

About

OUR MISSION
EST WST is an expression of creativity, authenticity and concern for our global population. As a socially focused brand, we’re committed to sustainability and rural development, providing an authentic alternative to conventional fashion. Each product is crafted from natural fibers, recycled materials, and traditional handwoven textiles sourced directly from our partner weavers in rural Nepal and India. Our goal is to highlight the authenticity and creativity that persists through an increasingly fabricated world.

To minimize our carbon footprint, we’re committed to using certified organic cotton, hemp, stinging nettle (allo), and waterproof lining made from recycled plastics.

We partner with rural weavers for our handloom textiles, offering an authentic piece of culture while providing a sustainable form of income for our partner communities. Through the purchase of our products, you support the preservation of a dying craft and the livelihood of marginalized groups in Nepal and India.

Through our consumption, we create connections: consume consciously – connect globally.

OUR STORY
We’re a brother-sister team who started EST WST Collective out of the understanding that every action has an effect on the planet and its population. We recognize the potential for positive impact and envision a sustainable brand that connects consumers to artists and their culture through design.

The inspiration for EST WST began when we traveled to Nepal and India in 2010. Our parents spent 12 years in the small landlocked country, which included our early years. We fell in love with many aspects of the culture in South Asia, including the general warm-hearted nature of the people, the creativity, the calculated chaos, the pristine beauty, the chai and the tradition of weaving. We learned about the diverse cultural traditions in Nepal and the importance of the handloom industry in India. We became aware of the decline in handloom textiles and the desperate need for sustainable development in rural regions. And we connected with the next generation of students, artists and visionaries who are pushing the status quo.

Through EST WST Collective, we support the balance of preservation and modernization. We believe there can be progress without the compensation of culture.

@estwstcollective

An exploration of origins Natural fibers woven through global collaboration nature | culture | connection

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We’ll be back at Renegade Craft Fair at Fort Mason today and tomorrow, 11-5pm. Come on by! #renegadecraftfair
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Tomorrow! Because it’s important. That’s all. Design by @ameliagiller #vote #votethechange #thetimeisnow #useyourvoice
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Shout out to Kamali, already doing what she loves— despite what culture and society expects of her 🙌💛 @indiaculturalhub . . . #ICHLoves: Kamali Moorthy (@kamalifilm), a 7 year old who has been riding waves since she was three years old. She began surfing at her hometown in the small fishing village of Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu. After becoming a pro skateboarder, she is now an inspiration for women across India.
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Kyli in the organic twill polo cap in Pink Sand. Handwoven in South India/stitched in the US. #estwst
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Color palette inspiration @stellamariabaer
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We have a tendency to think we are independently living our lives when in reality we are vastly connected. We are all dependent on each other in so many ways, and all of our actions have an effect. What kind of impact do you want to have on others and the world and what can you do today to work towards making that happen?
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Where did summer go?! A boy looks outside as he gets ready for school in Kathmandu and @pramin.osiris catches the moment. If you need a new backpack for your back to school or work supplies, we have some new styles coming soon 🎒🌿
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The Daytrip Daypack speaks for itself, pretty perfect for any summer day trip. Made with handwoven organic cotton denim and vegetable tanned leather.
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Taking a tea break🌞 At one of our partner weaving collectives in South India where our handloom denim is woven. #estwst
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Only a few of these in this limited color left online. KTM City Daypack in organic cotton denim-handwoven with our partner collective in South India 🌼
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Aside from weaving amazing fabrics by hand, our partners in South India run an organic gooseberry farm near by. Gooseberries are common in India and are packed with vitamin C and antioxidants. @fivepventure
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Excited for another Renegade Craft Fair this weekend, come say hi! 👋✨ @renegadecraft @fortmasoncenter
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