Stain is an eco-conscious ready-to-wear label that embraces the relationship between design and sustainability. We take pride in following the slow fashion approach, while considering our process, the resources we use and the artisans we work with in creating our collections.
We establish these practices in our brand to ensure that our customers will not only have good quality garments, but also to be mindful of the fair treatment of the community we work with and the planet we live on.
Co-Founder: Monica Tarunadjaja
Fashion Designer & Entrepreneur
Monica always had a love for fashion and business. She grew up in Singapore and attended UWCSEA before moving to New York and then London for university. In 2016, she graduated from London College of Fashion with a BA in Fashion Design & Technology: Menswear. She specialized in men’s fashion as she wanted to challenge herself to fully understand the intricacy of menswear design and fitting. As a designer, Monica always focused on creating clothes that are not just fashionable but also sellable and wearable. She knew from a young age that she would create her own clothing line one day. When she saw the lack of options for men’s clothing in Jakarta, she saw the potential of creating a brand for both men and women. She used her knowledge from designing menswear to influence her designs for women’s pieces too. As a co-founder of her own juice brand, Monica always had a passion for business development and strategies. Monica strives that the brand she creates will not only have good design but also the best quality and finishing, and evokes the right message towards a cleaner change for the fashion industry.
In 2018, Stain was launched. Today, Monica is Stain’s fashion designer and handles the company’s finances and business execution.
Co-Founder: Pooja Bhansali
Textile Designer & Entrepreneur
Pooja grew up in Jakarta and attended an international school before moving to the United States to attend college. In 2016, she earned her BFA in Textiles & Fibers from Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. Her love for design and creating started from a young age, but sustainable design piqued her interest when she was in college after watching A Plastic Ocean and The True Cost. After graduating, she moved back to Indonesia and realized there was a gap in the market. Everything here is fast fashion and she wanted to fill it by creating a brand that prioritized quality and sustainable pieces. Indonesia is filled with textiles, crafts, abundant nature and biodiversity, which inspired her and changed the way she made decisions in life. She became more mindful of the choices she was making in her daily habits. Pooja became determined to create a business model that implemented responsible practices and design. Ethically made and sustainable pieces that don’t compromise on design and quality.
In 2018, Stain was launched. Today, Pooja is Stain’s textile designer and handles the company’s marketing and business strategies.
We proudly create our sustainable collections by upcyling dead stock fabrics that are 100% natural, and package
our products using eco friendly bio-cassava bags that are biodegradable and created using renewable resources.
They take care of us and we take care of them