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The Onikas

The Onikas is a lifestyle brand that lives at the intersection of design, sustainability, and wellness.

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Project Description

 

 

 

Our mission is to preserve and promote artisan-made textiles. Dedicated to slow fashion, our products are made with great care and respect. Our artisan textiles preserve the arts of weaving and block printing, two traditions which are in peril of disappearing.

 

 

 Our products feel good on the body–our fabrics are soft, durable, and beautiful–and their production is kind on the planet.

 

 

The Onikas is a lifestyle brand that lives at the intersection of design, sustainability, and wellness

 

 

Every Onikas purchase is an investment in the people who make our products, and in their traditions, their families, and their communities. We believe in small-batch, ethical production, and fair wages.

 

 

 In contrast to what we do, fast fashion is driven by volume. On a human toll, garment workers, mostly women, are often exploited and paid poverty wages in the fast fashion industry.

 

 

Our textiles are hand block-printed in india, in a tradition that originated in the 12th century. We collaborate with a family-owned workshop. The multi- generational team works in a festive, harmonious environment.

 

 

Environmentally, over-production is responsible for 4-10% of carbon emissions.   Fast-fashion works on an industrial scale; Onikas works on a human scale

 

 

We make products for real people. Our goods provide comfort, style, and ease. Customers tell us they LIVE and work in Onikas, often wearing the same dress for  days - it becomes their uniform. We create 4-5 beloved styles per season. we pledge zero waste and to never over produce.

 

 

I am a natural-born, multi-cultural, multilingual connector, an Ecuadorian who grew up in the U.S. I’ve lived between Ecuador, Spain, Texas, NYC, and Miami Beach. I am a synthesizer and a jill-of-all trades: a thought leader, visionary, artist, yoga teacher, producer, curator, designer, activist, and writer. More importantly, I am a solo mom to two incredible young women: my greatest achievement thus far…  With over thirty years of experience working in art, sustainable fashion, and wellness, I inspire othe

 

 

As a designer and an activist, I believe that cultural preservation, economic development for artisans,  and earth ethics are intertwined.  This vantage point forms the heart and soul of my ethos. it guides and inspires my work.

 

 

join  our journey!  we live at the intersection of design, sustainability, and wellness AND we are ready to grow

 

 

develop a bedding line revamp ecommerce site collaborate with more artisans launch our podcast  produce more prints

 

 

our home collection inspires creativity. mix and match prints to  highlight your personal style. entertain with joy!

 

 

Coaching with Vero header with photo of Veronica and 2 testimonials.

 

 

onikas events support healing and community. everyone is welcome and encouraged to connect with their creativity and peaceful center.  certified in hatha and kundalini yoga/meditation in los angeles, jonnyka was also a primary instructor for a study at benson-henry institute for mind-body medicine, affiliated with harvard medical school and massachusetts general hospital in boston. the institute is dedicated to the study, education, and integration of wellness rooted in a scientific approach.

 

 

Onikas Wellness Community header with photos of @urbanwit @waterthruskin @begenerationlove @atxyogagirl

 

 

Onikas Wellness Events header with photos from three events hosted by The Onikas

 

 

Our holistic, ethical  business model encourages the conscious consumption of beautiful products that are handmade  with patience and dedication.

 

 

A curated experience  for curious travelers who seek authentic  cultural immersion and deeper connection  to nature.

 

 

Culture Nature Mindfulness Travel immersion experience in the Amazon Rainforest & the Andean Highlands  June 2023

 

 

Thank you! As a slow-growth brand, we are committed to reducing over-consumption that contributes to global warming and to garment industry labor exploitation.  Supporting artisans and their cultural heritage is a way to resist the toxic fast fashion cycle!

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Colleen
06/23/2022
Signature Eye Logo Lounge Set
$195
Renne
06/22/2022
4 piece Hand-printed Onikas Napkin Set
$75
Renne
06/22/2022
Summer Playlist
$25
Linda Domino
06/21/2022
Versatile Summer Textile
$125
Debra Miller
06/20/2022
Entertaining Bundle
$250
debra scholl
06/19/2022
Versatile Summer Textile
$125
Aaron Battista
06/16/2022
4 piece Hand-printed Onikas Napkin Set
$75
Carolina Vallejo
06/15/2022
4 piece Hand-printed Onikas Napkin Set
$75
Matthew Fajack
06/14/2022
Entertaining Bundle
$250
doug paley
06/13/2022
4 piece Hand-printed Onikas Napkin Set
$75
Monetary Contribution

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195.00 USD
Signature Eye Logo Lounge Set

Our one-size-fits most signature eye logo sweat set in heather gray.  This product is printed by hand in Austin, TX by a small business that uses eco-friendly printing inks and incorporates zero waste business practices. 100% cotton/ size L/unisex

 

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75.00 USD
4 piece Hand-printed Onikas Napkin Set

These hand-printed 100% cotton napkins were designed for festive dinner parties or solo dining

Dimensions: 22" x 22" *Care: machine wash and dryer safe (hand dyed and hand block printed with AZO-free and skin-safe dyes)

black and tan/ pink and rust/ purple and yellow or blue and white 

 

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250.00 USD
Entertaining Bundle

Our epic summertime entertaining BUNDLE box includes a set of Onikas hand-printed tablecloth and four napkins, a copy of the epic summer playlist and some Ecuadorian palo santo to clear your space and usher in abundance. $245

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25.00 USD
Summer Playlist

 The ultimate summer playlist for entertaining al fresco or as a backdrop to your magical life.  It is a musical thank you for your support: a culturally diverse soundtrack meant to inspire!!!

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125.00 USD
Versatile Summer Textile

This versatile hand block-printed textile will stay with you for a long time, it has many functions: from sprucing up your table to making your beach day or picnic complete and festive.  Please specify which color. hand printed 100% cotton/59" x 86" 

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450.00 USD
Restorative Art and Yoga Day Retreat

yoga/ creativity / mindfulness/ nature immersion

11-5 pm/Winter 2023.

This Day Retreat at a regenerative farm in Homestead, FL will include yoga, art therapy, healing sound baths, nature immersion and a delightful farm-to-table lunch , We start the day with an energizing yoga vinyasa class under a shade-bearing palm palapa, then channel our creativity with a watercolor workshop followed by an al-fresco farm to table lunch. After lunch we learn from a panel of local leaders in sustainability, regenerative farming and activism. We end our magical day with a healing sound bath.

P.S. Homestead is located 25 min form Miami, FL.

 

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750.00 USD
Creative Catalyst Coaching w/ Vero

Four customized 50 min “creative catalyst” coaching calls w/ Veronica. Are you stuck in launching a creative business idea or a passion project? This pack of coaching calls take you from inspiration to planning. Together we will hash out your ideas and refine your creative vision. Clients include film makers, digital media creators, sustainable fashion designers, non profits, artists, wellness entrepreneurs, media professionals etc. 

 

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5,500.00 USD
Camp Onikas: Andes and Amazon

On this epic journey we will explore both the majestic mountains of highland Ecuador and the lush Amazon Rainforest.  We start in the mountains, where we spend 4 days and three nights at one of the most beautiful haciendas in South America, Hacienda Cusin. And then travel by plane to stay 4 nights and 5 days at an indigenous-owner eco lodge in Amazon River Basin, adjacent to the YASUNI NATIONAL PARK: the most biodiverse place on Earth. 

This guided excursion offers an authentic cultural immersion that includes studio visits to indigenous artisans and glorious nature hikes, and daily gentle yoga and meditation classes.

$5500 double occupancy

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6,500.00 USD
Camp Onikas: Single

Culture, Nature and Mindfulness travel immersion experience in the Amazon Rainforest and the Andean Highlands *June 2023*.

Camp Onikas is a curated experience for curious travelers who seek authentic cultural immersion and a deeper connection to nature and sustainability. Vero's incredible network of local experts and personal connections gives you access to experiences and events that you could never get on your own. When you travel this way, you become part of my warm, generous and in the know family! Single room $6500

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Thank you for believing in us and helping us reach our goal.

991 Left
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195.00 USD
Signature Eye Logo Lounge Set

Our one-size-fits most signature eye logo sweat set in heather gray.  This product is printed by hand in Austin, TX by a small business that uses eco-friendly printing inks and incorporates zero waste business practices. 100% cotton/ size L/unisex

 

98 Left
2 Supporters
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75.00 USD
4 piece Hand-printed Onikas Napkin Set

These hand-printed 100% cotton napkins were designed for festive dinner parties or solo dining

Dimensions: 22" x 22" *Care: machine wash and dryer safe (hand dyed and hand block printed with AZO-free and skin-safe dyes)

black and tan/ pink and rust/ purple and yellow or blue and white 

 

88 Left
12 Supporters
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250.00 USD
Entertaining Bundle

Our epic summertime entertaining BUNDLE box includes a set of Onikas hand-printed tablecloth and four napkins, a copy of the epic summer playlist and some Ecuadorian palo santo to clear your space and usher in abundance. $245

47 Left
3 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Summer Playlist

 The ultimate summer playlist for entertaining al fresco or as a backdrop to your magical life.  It is a musical thank you for your support: a culturally diverse soundtrack meant to inspire!!!

993 Left
7 Supporters
Select this reward
125.00 USD
Versatile Summer Textile

This versatile hand block-printed textile will stay with you for a long time, it has many functions: from sprucing up your table to making your beach day or picnic complete and festive.  Please specify which color. hand printed 100% cotton/59" x 86" 

92 Left
8 Supporters
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450.00 USD
Restorative Art and Yoga Day Retreat

yoga/ creativity / mindfulness/ nature immersion

11-5 pm/Winter 2023.

This Day Retreat at a regenerative farm in Homestead, FL will include yoga, art therapy, healing sound baths, nature immersion and a delightful farm-to-table lunch , We start the day with an energizing yoga vinyasa class under a shade-bearing palm palapa, then channel our creativity with a watercolor workshop followed by an al-fresco farm to table lunch. After lunch we learn from a panel of local leaders in sustainability, regenerative farming and activism. We end our magical day with a healing sound bath.

P.S. Homestead is located 25 min form Miami, FL.

 

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750.00 USD
Creative Catalyst Coaching w/ Vero

Four customized 50 min “creative catalyst” coaching calls w/ Veronica. Are you stuck in launching a creative business idea or a passion project? This pack of coaching calls take you from inspiration to planning. Together we will hash out your ideas and refine your creative vision. Clients include film makers, digital media creators, sustainable fashion designers, non profits, artists, wellness entrepreneurs, media professionals etc. 

 

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5,500.00 USD
Camp Onikas: Andes and Amazon

On this epic journey we will explore both the majestic mountains of highland Ecuador and the lush Amazon Rainforest.  We start in the mountains, where we spend 4 days and three nights at one of the most beautiful haciendas in South America, Hacienda Cusin. And then travel by plane to stay 4 nights and 5 days at an indigenous-owner eco lodge in Amazon River Basin, adjacent to the YASUNI NATIONAL PARK: the most biodiverse place on Earth. 

This guided excursion offers an authentic cultural immersion that includes studio visits to indigenous artisans and glorious nature hikes, and daily gentle yoga and meditation classes.

$5500 double occupancy

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6,500.00 USD
Camp Onikas: Single

Culture, Nature and Mindfulness travel immersion experience in the Amazon Rainforest and the Andean Highlands *June 2023*.

Camp Onikas is a curated experience for curious travelers who seek authentic cultural immersion and a deeper connection to nature and sustainability. Vero's incredible network of local experts and personal connections gives you access to experiences and events that you could never get on your own. When you travel this way, you become part of my warm, generous and in the know family! Single room $6500

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