Sanaya's Set Fall Collection Pays Tribute to Domestic Violence Awareness Month While Honoring Womxn & Minorities

It’s officially Autumn!!!

Aside from warm color pallets, pumpkin spied teas and the beautiful change of the leaves - it’s an important month for awareness. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month - and as we’re detoxing, finding balance and shifting our consciousness to focus on manifestation, it’s imperative to leave space for discussions around abuse awareness and the importance of healing - real healing.


Now more than ever, it’s important to focus on personal healing journeys. From journaling, meditation and hiking all the way to working with a wellness practitioner who aligns with your values. However, we wanted to find a brand that celebrates this month in a unique way - and we did.

We found Sanaya Set, founded by Tarul Tripathi (CEO) and Tejal Angolkar (Director of Content Strategy).


Sanaya Set is a seasonal collection of lifestyle products, each sourced to align with their principles, which are guided by intersectional feminism. They donate 10 percent of the net proceeds of each set to organizations that compliment the theme for that set. Although real healing from trauma and selfceare especially is less about commodification and more about personal awareness and awakening - we really valued the authentic mission behind a brand that can add an interesting element to the healing process.

We were excited to experience Sanaya’s Sets’ Fall “Fierce” Collection, which pays tribute to Domestic Violence Awareness Month with products focusing on healing, awakening and honoring Womxn and minorities. 

So we chatted with Tarul who shared this information about the Sanaya Set:

The Sanaya Set is named after my daughter. Sanaya means distinguished - different in a great way, we I explain to her. I found my voice when she was born and made a commitment to never stay silent about the things that matter most. We founded our company with our hearts on our sleeves, believing that each of us have the power make a positive impact. I was recently asked about my best advice. Here is what drove us to pursue our passion project: 

Choose the path that is important to you, even though it may be harder. Look for truth in criticism. Examine your privilege- yes, the big ‘P’ word. Use that privilege to be both intentional AND intersectional. Persist to understand the experiences of others, so we can build each other up and pave the way for a better future. We must live our lives with not only empathy, but with intention. It’s challenging, something we all must continuously work on. If it’s not hard, we’re not doing it right.

As a WOC, I am deeply invested in highlighting intersectional feminism as part of our core values. It is our goal to center the voices and experiences of womxn of color and those from marginalized communities. Based on my life experiences, I know feminism goes beyond gender. We believe we must all recognize what privilege we have, and use it- to pull up others, not only with empathy, but with intention. 


The Fall “Fierce” Collection is focused on the color purple because it’s meant to be a symbol of peace, courage, survival, honor and dedication to ending violence. They donate 10% of the net proceeds from their Fall collection to API Chaya. API Chaya empowers survivors of gender-based violence and human trafficking to gain safety, connection, and wellness. Their values are not only integral, but deeply personal to us.

Please see the story of products featured in Sanaya Set Fall 2018 below:

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Mullein and Sparrow Lavender Blossom Body Oil


This lovingly handcrafted body oil is formulated with the healing, meditative scent of
pure French Lavender essential oil. The addition of organic lavender flowers enhance the
peaceful effect on your senses. Mullein & Sparrow is a luxury skincare and lifestyle brand operated by an entirely female team, with their ethos branching from strong feminist roots. Their brand is built on a core belief: we all have the power to make a difference with the choices we make. They choose ethically sourced ingredients of uncompromising quality to make their products that act as catalysts for self-care rituals. They go beyond promoting radiant, healthy skin by empowering the unique individual underneath. Mullein & Sparrow celebrate inclusivity, representation, and
empowered womxn.

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Celie is a poor black woman whose letters tell the story of 20 years of her life, beginning at age 14 when she is being abused and raped by her father and attempting to protect her sister from the same fate, and continuing over the course of her marriage to a brutal man who terrorizes her. Celie eventually learns that her abusive husband has been keeping her sisters letters from her and the rage she feels, combined with an example of love and independence provided by her close friend Shug, pushes her finally toward an awakening of her creative and loving self.
ALICE WALKER is an internationally celebrated writer, poet, and activist whose books include
seven novels, four collections of short stories, four children’s books, and volumes of essays and poetry. She won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction in 1983 and the National Book Award.


Rise Vegan Suede Clutch by Sandra Smith

We are immensely proud to have worked directly with Sandra Smithto create this custom
suede clutch for Sanaya Set Fall 2018. From the color of the lining and tassel to the inspiring
message, we hope this gorgeous bag will make a statement about your intentional living.
Sandra’s lifelong passion for creating art paired with her entrepreneurial spirit paved the way
for transforming her self-taught hobby into a thriving business of making meaningful products.
Inadvertently, the success of her endeavor also empowered her to break the silence on her
long-term struggle with intimate partner violence and redefine her future. As a survivor and
advocate for domestic violence awareness, Sandra invests her resilience, creativity, and the
power of uplifting words into designing purposeful products that are treasured by loved ones
and their recipients.

MAKING EVERY BAG COUNT- Sandra has officially partnered with the National Coalition
Against Domestic Violence {NCADV}. A portion of the net proceeds from each sale will be
donated toward creating a culture of zero tolerance for domestic violence.


Spark Change Beanie by Esjay Creations
Our spark change beanie from sister owned-company Esjay Creations will remind you and
others that each gesture, no matter how small, has the power to make a positive impact.

Claws Out Intersectional Nail Polish

Our friends at Claws Out and we believe feminism isn’t progressing unless it’s
addressing progress for everyone. The framework of Intersectional Feminism recognizes the
different level of privileges, oppression, and experiences women face based on all aspects of ourselves far beyond sexism. Twenty percent of proceeds from Intersectional donate to Emily List, an organization that works to get pro-choice democratic women into office.

We are so excited to share this brand and we hope that you continue to learn and rise above Domestic Violence not only this month but every month.

Fierce Necklace by ActivatedNYC


Let our custom ‘fierce’ necklace we created with Sapna from ActivatedNYC remind you of the strength of your convictions and the power of your voice. Sapna’s resolution for 2017 was to become more active by sharing, supporting, and expressing empowering perspectives for critical issues such as women’s rights. She also made a pledge to find ways tocreate change in a legally protective way for those who need it most. She has been a crafter for as long as she can remember, and jewelry is the medium she is most passionate about. She decided to incorporate her love of making jewelry with her New Year’s resolution to give her extra motivation in moving forward with her goals of sharing, supporting, expressing, and creating change.

Cultura Craft Chocolate Espresso Sea Salt Bar


Establish in the fall of 2016, Cultura Craft Chocolate is a Latin American inspired bean-to-bar chocolate making company with a mission to create truly amazing chocolate that has greater transparency, sustainability, and accessibility. Specifically inspired by Damaris (owner) own experience during her childhood trips to her family's hometown in Mexico, Cultura seeks to honor and share the history and cultures of the communities where cacao originated. Cultura’s commitment has been recognized by the chocolate community when their 70% Haiti won a 2017 Good Food Award, and their 70% Guatemala won a 2017 Academy of Chocolate Bronze Award.

Buttermilk Co Basmati Rice

The Buttermilk Company was launched in a small kitchen in Seattle in October 2017 by
our friend, Mitra Raman. This 2-pack of traditional basmati rice will give you a glimpse into a
huge part of our Indian upbringing. It’s a fluffy, long-grain rice that pairs perfectly with all of our
soups (or just by itself, we won’t judge).