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Hana Rai

Hana Rai is the Owner and Founder of LAGOM NEPAL. Keeping conscious clothing as her inspiration, she specialises in carefully designed handmade garments. Bringing vintage and thrifted pieces from different parts of the world, she wants to promote sustainable fashion in Nepal. Here’s a list of her top picks among brands.

Top 3 apps you use the most

● Quora
● Instagram
● WhatsApp

5 things you want to do as soon as the lockdown is over

● Visit my loved ones
● Water store’s plants
● De-clutter my store
● Hold workshops to empower youth
● Design a new collection focusing more on sustainability

Restaurants on your list

Tings Tea Lounge & Lounge Hotel
Utopia Garden & Snacks Bar
Umbrella Cafe

Travel in Nepal

● Marpha
● Helambu
● Dolpo

3 companies in Nepal you see doing well during the lockdown

● Bhatbhateni
● eSewa
● Bigmart

Business most affected by the lockdown

● Tourism
● Manufacturing
● Travel

Recommended reads on the 5 brands you wish you could own

● Yohji Yamamoto’s ‘No Future’ lament
● Comme Des Garcons: Evaluating the environment and ourselves at the Comme des Garçons and Noir by Kei Ninomiya shows
● Maison Martin Margiela’s the ‘Banksy of Fashion’
● The.Peterdo: Peter Do Wants to Rewrite the Rules of the Fashion Industry
● Minju Kim: Playful Fashion From Seoul To Antwerp

Can’t do without

Smartphone

4 new things you tried during the lockdown

● Cameralised lemon herb Mediterranean chicken breast salad
● Eco plant dye
● Instagram Live workshop /session
● Collaboration with online thrift store Dohoran Nepal

A song on loop

Brush Fire by Sierra Eagleson

TV series you have been binge watching

● Friends
● Next in fashion
● The Big Flower Fight

A country known for vintage clothing

Paris, France

On your must-buy list

● Books
● Vintage bag
● Handmade shoes
● Skincare organic products

Top 2 shopping destinations

● Tokyo, Japan for unique vintage pieces from the 90s
● Paris, France (world’s fashion capital) for branded vintage and second hand clothing

A shoe brand you swear by

Marquess by Shoji and Yuriko Kawaguchi.

5 entrepreneurs who inspire you

● Rei Kawakubo
● Martin Margiela
● Oprah Winfrey
● Madam C.J. Walker
● Sophia Amoruso

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