Ni.nêh

A women’s contemporary brand that combines 'Slow Fashion' and ethical practices to connect the consumer to the maker.

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Project Ends on December 31, 2018

Project Description

Ninêh is a contemporary collection of timeless pieces that are artfully crafted to accentuate a woman's strongest features. We create beautiful garments through SLOW FASHION, that ensure fair wages, safe working conditions, health care and education to the artisans behind our collection.

 The Ninêh woman believes in beauty from within.  She wants to feel empowered through the clothes she wears and she wants to empower the women who makes them. These are the artisans and factory workers. They deserve to work in a safe a environment, get paid a living wage, have access to health care and education and have the support to be independent and self sufficient. The Ninêh woman has values and she wants to share them by using her wallet and personal power.

I created Ninêh because as a customer, I want to feel a connection to the source. I want to be educated about what I am putting on my body and at what human cost. 

We support slow fashion by lifting the invisible shield that exists between the buyer and the maker. 

 

 

We carefully source the best sustainable qualities mother earth has to offer and we travel straight to the source to work directly with the artisans behind our collection.

We offer an alternative to high end fashion by creating an emotional connection between you (our customer) and the true source of your garment. You will look beautiful wearing our clothes and know that you are making a difference in the world.

Our Styles

We keep the modern and successful woman in mind. We offer versatile pieces that will take you from a day at the office to any social event.

Our styles are perfect all year around and you will be able to wear them without the guilt of knowing that they will go out of style one day.

 

For our F/W 2018 collection, we are using the following qualities:

Silk

We work with a small family operation in New Delhi, India that specializes in 100% silk.  Silk is a natural fiber and will biodegrade. It also requires fewer pesticides or fertilizers, and require less water than cotton. 

 

Leather

We work with a leather manufacturer in Gurugram, Haryana, that uses chromium-free leather. Chromium is extremely harmful for the workers health. Chromium-free leather also extends the life of the leather by decades if not centuries.

We are hoping our leather styles will become investment pieces that will not lose value and will turn into coveted vintage pieces one day.   

Cupro

Cupro is made of repurposed cotton pulp, which is normally discarded into the environment, polluting the water and causing health risks for the local population. When turned into fiber and woven into various textiles, Cupro is extremely luxurious, breathable and it feels like butter in your hands.

Having designed for 15 years for mass market brands, I personally know what it's like to work in the factories making the clothes that Americans wear. I've seen workers living in bunkers away from their families, working 16-hour days with few breaks. I've seen babies lying next to their mothers at denim wash facilities, exposed to harsh chemicals and breathing toxic fumes all day. 

In the last 20 years, the fashion industry adapted to consumerism and adopted cheaper practices to increase from 2 collections a year to 8. I personally participated in this evolution as a designer and consumer. So I know firsthand how Fast Fashion is destroying lives and the environment through horrible working conditions and clothes destined to fill up landfills.

Fast-Fashion is an addiction and consumers need to be educated that the clothes they wear have significant costs, more than just a low price tag.

 

Every time I saw one of my designs at a store, I felt guilt and despair. The high demands of the fast fashion industry, the amount of waste and lack of humanity was not fulfilling my desire to create any longer, it was just making me sadder everyday. It really hit me and it was finally time to make a change. 

 

Saheli Women

We are working with a non-profit manufacturer called Saheli Women, in the rural village of Bhikamkor, Rajasthan, India. They train 20 incredible young women to find their own skills as artisans and, more importantly, have the means to be independent and self-sufficient.  

Their parent organization, IPHD sponsors the education of their children, they run a female health clinic in their village and they deliver workshops on a range of topics including human rights, feminism, menstrual hygiene (which is still considered taboo in India) and financial literacy.

I need your support to finish paying for my first production run, develop samples for my next collection, and travel to India to work directly with these talented women artisans that inspired me to start my collection in the first place.

Thank you for supporting Ninêh! By doing so, you are helping craftsmanship stay alive. 

Karenine Arraya/ Designer and Founder 

Updates

The Project FAQs

SIZE CHART

Please contact kare@nineh.com for any questions about your size and we’ll be happy to help.

 

Returns

Due to the nature of crowdfunding, we are unable to accept returns. If the garment doesn't fit as desired, we would be happy to exchange for another size if available.

 

Exchanges

Full price items, unworn and unaltered with original tags and packaging can be exchanged within 30 days of delivery.

 

Expected delivery time

We are working with the garment factory to complete production by October 30th. If there are any delays, you will be the first to know as we want to be as transparent in our production as possible.
 

Do you provide International delivery?

 If you are interested in placing an international order, please contact us at kare@nineh.com

 

Shipping inside the US

We offer free ground shipping. Orders typically ship from our warehouse within 1-3 business days and arrive within 4-10 business days post shipment, shipped by USPS. You will receive a confirmation email when your order is shipped.

 

 

11/22/2018
Social Media Thank You!
$25
11/16/2018
A gift item created by Saheli women
$100
11/14/2018
The Ninêh Capsule Collection
$2,000
11/11/2018
Monetary Contribution
$25
11/09/2018
Social Media Thank You!
$25
11/09/2018
Monetary Contribution
$520
Donna viggiano fikias
11/07/2018
Social Media Thank You!
$25
Sarah
11/07/2018
A gift item created by Saheli women
$100
Jacquelyn M. Viana
11/07/2018
ECOrenaissance: A Lifestyle Guide
$50
Fernanda V McGrath
11/05/2018
Social Media Thank You!
$25
Monetary Contribution

We are a small company with a big heart. Thank you for supporting slow fashion and helping craftsmanship stay alive.

19 Supporters
Contribute
$25
Social Media Thank You!

A personal thank you from me on Instagram Stories and Facebook Live

17 Supporters
Select this reward
$35
ECOrenaissance: A Lifestyle Guide

$35.00 from $50.00 (30% OFF)**Happy Holidays!!!**

This lifestyle guide for co-creating a stylish, sexy, and sustainable world is my personal go to when I need answers about: 1. the best ethical practices and sustainable qualities; 2. how to take care of my clothes to make them last longer or 3. get to know more about the country and the people who make my clothes.

8 Supporters
Select this reward
$144
The Suri Blouse

$143.50 from $205.00 (30% OFF) **Happy Holidays!!!**

Made of  'Kota doria', a pure cotton cloth used normally for 'Saris' and woven in a traditional pit loom. I have found this beautiful and breathable cotton gauze quality in the local market of New Delhi. This Blouse has contrast hand stitch embroidery and knot detail at CF neck. Limited edition as there is only a short run available to buy.

Available sizes: XS-S-M-L 

FROM NOW UNTIL THE END OF OUR CAMPAIGN! IF YOU BUY  OUR SURI BLOUSE OR ANY OTHER ITEM OF MY COLLECTION, YOU WILL RECEIVE THE "SAHELI" TOTE BAGE FREE!

12 Supporters
Select this reward
$245
The Ines Blouse

$245.00 from $350.00 (30% OFF) **HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!**

100% silk georgette blouse the wraps around your waist and accentuate your form. Made by a small family owned operation in India specialized only in silk.

Available sizes: XS-S-M-L

3 Supporters
Select this reward
$455
The Maria Skirt

$455.00 from $650.00 (30% OFF) **HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!**

In Black lamb skin. Made with chromium free leather and sustainable dyes. Made by a small family owned leather factory in Gurugram, Haryana, India.

Available color: Black and Lava Red

Available sizes: XS-S-M-L

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,050
The Ninêh Capsule Collection

$1050.00 of $1500.00 (30% OFF )**HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!**

You will receive the first shipment of our timeless capsule collection. The Maria skirt, The Ines silk blouse and the Vida dress. You are supporting a brand that cares about quality and craftsmanship. You are empowering the women who make these clothes and helping Ninêh to keep documenting the process of the clothes you wear.

Available sizes: XS-S-M-L

1 Supporter
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

We are a small company with a big heart. Thank you for supporting slow fashion and helping craftsmanship stay alive.

19 Supporters
Contribute
$25
Social Media Thank You!

A personal thank you from me on Instagram Stories and Facebook Live

17 Supporters
Select this reward
$35
ECOrenaissance: A Lifestyle Guide

$35.00 from $50.00 (30% OFF)**Happy Holidays!!!**

This lifestyle guide for co-creating a stylish, sexy, and sustainable world is my personal go to when I need answers about: 1. the best ethical practices and sustainable qualities; 2. how to take care of my clothes to make them last longer or 3. get to know more about the country and the people who make my clothes.

8 Supporters
Select this reward
$144
The Suri Blouse

$143.50 from $205.00 (30% OFF) **Happy Holidays!!!**

Made of  'Kota doria', a pure cotton cloth used normally for 'Saris' and woven in a traditional pit loom. I have found this beautiful and breathable cotton gauze quality in the local market of New Delhi. This Blouse has contrast hand stitch embroidery and knot detail at CF neck. Limited edition as there is only a short run available to buy.

Available sizes: XS-S-M-L 

FROM NOW UNTIL THE END OF OUR CAMPAIGN! IF YOU BUY  OUR SURI BLOUSE OR ANY OTHER ITEM OF MY COLLECTION, YOU WILL RECEIVE THE "SAHELI" TOTE BAGE FREE!

12 Supporters
Select this reward
$245
The Ines Blouse

$245.00 from $350.00 (30% OFF) **HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!**

100% silk georgette blouse the wraps around your waist and accentuate your form. Made by a small family owned operation in India specialized only in silk.

Available sizes: XS-S-M-L

3 Supporters
Select this reward
$455
The Maria Skirt

$455.00 from $650.00 (30% OFF) **HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!**

In Black lamb skin. Made with chromium free leather and sustainable dyes. Made by a small family owned leather factory in Gurugram, Haryana, India.

Available color: Black and Lava Red

Available sizes: XS-S-M-L

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,050
The Ninêh Capsule Collection

$1050.00 of $1500.00 (30% OFF )**HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!**

You will receive the first shipment of our timeless capsule collection. The Maria skirt, The Ines silk blouse and the Vida dress. You are supporting a brand that cares about quality and craftsmanship. You are empowering the women who make these clothes and helping Ninêh to keep documenting the process of the clothes you wear.

Available sizes: XS-S-M-L

1 Supporter
Select this reward