PODCAST: Mārīcī founder, Amanda Navaian

Welcome to the latest episode of our Podcast series “In Conversation” where we bring you inspiring stories, retail insights and conversation from fashion’s most influential business leaders. 

 

In the latest episode of the ‘In Conversation’ podcast, Tom Shearsmith, News & Features Writer at TheIndustry.fashion speaks with Amanda Navaian, Founder of sustainable accessories brand Mārīcī.

As an advocate for sustainability and with years of experience in the fashion industry, Amanda set out to launch her own plant-based accessories brand in 2020, which is soon to be stocked in Selfridges as part of their ‘Project Earth’ Luxury designer edit.

Mārīcī is the only brand within the Selfridges luxury edit using Pinatex – an alternative to leather that does not rely on plastics and fossil fuels for its production.

The plant-based material is derived directly from the off-cuts of the existing pineapple industry, bought directly from farmers themselves.

Amanda speaks about her background and history in fashion, what drove her to launch her own brand, the deep-rooted sustainability and reliance on pineapples, and what it means to be stocked in one of the world’s most renowned department stores.

 

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