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Trendy Singh is Breaking Barriers Through Creating Wearable Art

(Model: Stephanie Sandhu, Photographer: Anoop Brar @anoopbrar_photography)   By: Sarah Comber via Vern Magazine, Published: Thursday Jan 18, 2018 Roughly 10 years ago, the designer behind Trendy Singh, had a close friend pass away. In the wake of her friend’s death, Nguyen began to search for enlightenment, answers, and connection through exploring different religions. Nguyen visited both Buddhist and Hindu temples, yet it wasn’t until a friend took her to a Gurdwara — a Sikh place of worship — that she discovered a faith that truly resonated with her. “My friend took me to a temple and I was so taken aback because it was my first time there and people were so accepting,” says Nguyen. “Sikhism is really universal, it isn’t about separating...

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Sikhism speaks a universal language for love and compassion for everyone

(left to right Harsimran Brar, Pawan Chahal, Gurpreet Kharey, Karan Rajewal, Gagan Brar, JP Chahal, RK)  Courtesy of Anoop Brar, Marketing by @MarketGrade By Jim Legg via Asian Magazine, Published on Fri Dec 1 2017   ''I like that Sikhism is a way of life like many other religions and that it speaks a universal language for love and compassion for everyone,'' Nguyen says.  ''It's opened up my thinking that there are so many similarities between all faiths than what we perceive."   ''I think that having the courage to look different in today's society and standing up for one's beliefs even when you face constant discrimination, teaches us all that inner strength can overcome many of life's adversities.''    One hurdle that Anoop Brar and Kris Hans faced,...

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Chic headwear: Canadian designer launches trendy line of turbans

Nguyen launched a trendy line of material for the dastar or Sikh turban after she was influenced by the values of Sikhism while undergoing a personal crisis. Gurratan Singh models a floral pattern turban from Trendy Singh, the startup founded by Nguyen.(Courtesy TrendySingh.com)   By: Anirudh Bhattacharyya via Hindustan Times, Toronto Published on Wed Nov 15 2017   It isn’t every startup that has the benefit of a public pitch for their product by a leader of a national political party. But that‘s exactly what Nguyen, a designer based in Calgary city in the Canadian province of Alberta, scored after she launched her new venture this summer. The product happens to be material for the Sikh turban, or dastar, in colourful and unique prints, designed by...

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Trendy Singh first in Calgary to make printed dastars

A dastar is a piece of religious Sikh headgear Jennifer Friesen / For Metro Nguyen (left) designed prints for Dastars (the main fabric portion of a Sikh turban), like the one worn by her friend Gurpreet Kharey.   By: Aaron Chatha via Metro Published on Sun Aug 20 2017 Calgary’s Sikh community is having a very fashion forward moment – the city’s first custom dastar company has officially launched. A dastar, also known as a pagg, is mostly commonly referred to in English as a turban. It’s an important item in Sikh culture – as per the teachings of the religion, many men and women do not cut their hair, and wear a dastar to cover their heads and hold...

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