fashion designer connects North American retailers with Indian artisans

Akshay Wadhwa

New B2B tech platform BlueRickshaw’s top sellers are products made of wood, brass, copper and ceramics.

Keen to connect Indian artisans with top American retailers, noted Indian fashion designer and entrepreneur, Akshay Wadhwa once went knocking on their doors, but soon realized he was not being taken seriously.

Named one of the top ten designers of Vancouver Fashion Week in 2016 and covered in British Vogue, Wadhwa, then, created (BR), a highly-curated, digital, B2B, wholesale export platform.

To make his dream a reality, Wadhwa joined hands with co-founder Krishan Chandak, whose 23 years of experience in technology

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Dr. Jill Biden Wore a Favorite American Designer to Meet The Queen

President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden made the trip from the G-7 summit in Cornwall, England, to Windsor Castle to meet the Queen on Sunday. They were welcomed with a royal salute from the palace guards before coming in for tea. For the occasion, Dr. Biden continued her streak of wearing independent American designers with an Adam Lippes suit. 

The single-breasted, powder blue blazer with a matching sheath dress and nude Valentino heels was an elegant choice for such a momentous occasion. The pastel color palette—so appropriate for teatime—complemented the host’s pink floral dress and matching pink

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American fashion retailer Buckle reports Q1 FY21 sales of $299 mn

The Buckle Inc, a US-based fashion retailer, has posted 159.2 per cent sales increase to $299.1 million in its first quarter (Q1) of FY21, ended on May 1, 2021, compared to sales of $115.4 million in corresponding period of previous fiscal. The company’s net income for the quarter improved to $57.3 million (Q1 FY20: loss $11.8 million).


Gross profit for the period rose to $147.5 million ($26.8 million), while operating expenses were $71.7 million ($43.0 million). The company’s income from operations during Q1 FY21 surged to $75.8 million (loss: $16.2 million). Online sales grew 67.3 per cent to $53.7

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African American Ingenuity, Activism, and Storytelling” Virtual Symposium

Mark your diaries for Thursday June 17: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian is co-organizing the first of a two-part symposium titled Fashion, Culture, Futures: African American Ingenuity, Activism, and Storytelling, in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. The program is free, but participants must register for tickets in advance.

Presented virtually, the program will bring together leaders in all facets of the fashion world (academics, designers, critics, models, artists, and activists) for a series of engaging, insightful, and impactful conversations about the relationship between the fashion industry and the African American experience. The program (the

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