Feminist, fashionable and fighting for sustainability: India’s Anita Dongre
08 March 2020 | 2:32 pm
Fashion designer Anita Dongre is a feminist powerhouse in a male-dominated industry she has stores in India and New York, multiple clothing brands and a global celebrity following. But her true ambition is to create an environmentally sustainable company, she says.
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