KUMARI

“For every body, every wear

KUMARI, is an emerging streetwear brand fusing thoughtful sustainability & upcycling practices with intersecting identities; focused on being an eco-conscious slow fashion brand.

As a brand that reflects a new cultural fashion landscape KUMARI leads, with one foot in tradition and one foot in the future.

We strive to reflect the world’s burgeoning desire to create an embodied sense of individualism and freedom with environmental care.

Our clients pride themselves on being humans who transcend societal boundaries.

  Kumari overalls Available in over 9 colors

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Upcycle Fashion

turn your used sari into a custom design

Is your mom’s old sari from the 90s chilling in your closet no longer serving life?  Send us your old saris!  We will repurpose your used fabric into a bespoke fit made unique to you. 

We are offering bespoke: 

  • Bomber jackets
  • Jumpsuits
  • Matching Bucket Hats
  • Matching Scrunchies

KUMARI believes in building a circular sustainable economy.  We are really excited to offer this service as part of our sustainability practices to our customers.  

SUSTAINABILITY IN ACTION

 

Good news! No silkworms were harmed in making our fabric! Yippy! But, helping to create a cleaner greener environment doesn’t stop there. House of Suraj (HOS), believes in contributing to a circular economy for the people. HOS is passionate about creating a cleaner, safer world for the next generation. Read on for more ways we are contributing within our slow fashion space.

Kumari by House of Suraj

MADE IN LA

All garments are manufactured in Los Angeles.  Our LA based production partner pays fair wages to labor workers. We love supporting our US economy.

SOURCED IN INDIA

We use Art Silk fabric ethically sourced from India. We love supporting Indian textile manufacturers and the Indian economy.

ZERO WASTE

Our production partner saves every piece of material from hitting the cutting room floor.  All scrap fabrics are collected and repurposed into accessories.

SEED PAPER HANG TAGS

100% USA Made! GO GREEN! We love our planet and the CEO boss lady loves her nature! Our seed paper hang tags are made by hand from 100% post-consumer recycled material and embedded with a mixture of wildflower seeds. Our hang tags use earth-friendly water-soluble inks that won’t damage the seeds to ensure maximum germination when planted.

Kumari by House of Suraj

COMPOSTABLE MAILERS

We’ve teamed up with NoIssue Eco Packaging Alliance to introduce our 100% compostable mailers; a great step towards sustainable packaging. Our mailers decompose within 90 days and can be composted both at home and commercially. 

Our compostable mailers are made from a combination of PBAT, a bio based polymer which is compostable, and PLA which is made up of plant materials such as regular field corn and wheat straw. Our use of PLA makes up barely 0.05% of the annual global corn crop, making it an incredibly low-impact resource.  Click here to learn more.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

We love to give back and support! House of Suraj will be donating $5 from each pair of overalls sold in store to The Unique Woman’s Coalition (UWC), the first Black trans women led organization in Los Angeles dedicated to fostering the next generation of Black trans leadership through mentorship, scholarship, and community care engagement work.

An additional $5 from each pair of overalls will be donated to Kumari’s 501c3 non profit, Dance for Peace: One Step At A Time. Dedicated to supporting both queer and allied performing artists of color during the COVID-19 pandemic through emergency funding, dance workshops, dance festivals like Waackfest.

dance for peace: One step at a time
  ABOUT THE DESIGNER

Kumari Suraj is a 2020 Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising graduate with a degree in Apparel Industry Management. For the past 12 years Suraj has provided costume designs & fashion styling for the global entertainment industry through a career in dance.  Clients have included; Star Plus, FOX SYTYCD, Mya, Buzzfeed and more. 

Suraj is a multiethnic swirl in a globalized world.  Suraj represents the intersection between supposedly opposite cultures. Suraj’s parents are a vibrant mix of African West Indian, South Asian, Indigenous American and European cultural heritage(s).  Suraj’s exploration of life  and celebration of their culture(s) is reflected in their commercial work with dance, fashion, visual communication and creative direction.  Suraj’s unique storytelling encourages conversation between contrasting communities and generational understanding relevant in today’s social climate.

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