Democratizing Fashion and Breaking Patterns with Parsons Alumna Gayatri Jolly
In this podcast, you will learn:
1. Principles of building a sustainable, financially viable social enterprise
2. Mental models for building a homegrown business to consumer fashion brand
3. Stories of personal transformation
Fashion entrepreneur Gayatri Jolly’s brainchild MasterG, is a design and skill development eco system based out of Delhi, UP and Haryana. She is a qualified Fashion Designer from Parsons, New York and a Business Graduate from Babson College, Boston. She worked for two years in the fashion industry in New York with companies such as Armani, Diane Von Furstenberg, Dennis Basso and has worked on costume design for Lady Gaga at Diane Von Furstenberg. She divides her time between designing and training of individuals who aspire but lack access to quality training and opportunities. MasterG enables women from low-income communities to question the baggage of societal norms and to empower themselves financially through the vocation of fashion design. Through its emphasis on safe and labor laws-compliant factory space and wages, and an empathetic and equitable gender dynamic, MasterG aims to humanize the garment manufacturing supply chain and uphold dignity in the industry through a three-pronged approach – MasterG Training Centers, the MasterG Contract Manufacturing, and the in-house womenswear brand, HEIMAT.