Contraband is a monthly newsletter from the world of women, sustainable fashion, poetry & art.

Contraband questions the absurd commonplace in our culture through dialogues with change-makers, women who challenge the status quo, interviews with practitioners of sustainable fashion & essays on intellectual analysis of cultural shifts in the modern world.

Contraband encapsulates metanoia- the ever-evolving state of being.


Contraband is edited and curated by Rini Bankhwal. She is a brand communications expert based in New Delhi, and a core team member of Fashion Revolution, India. She has previously been published in DNA, Arre, Vagabomb, Warehouse Zine, WION news etc. (Weirdly, she has also written this bio of herself in third person.)

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