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100 Female entrepreneurs

November 2022

the Telegraph - From tech and comms to retail and professional services, meet The 100 – a proud cohort of the UK’s brightest female founders

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Women in work radio Alty

January 2023

Women in work! Latest interview with @rod_maxwell @radioalty please listen in from 50 minutes on ! 

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Drapers award 2022 Rising Star

November 2022

Kavita Basi: shortlisted for the Drapers 2022 awards for RISING STAR

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Natwest Go Beyond Winner

October 2022

The Go Beyond competition for female entrepreneurs winner, Kavita Basi, founder of Jardin Living, explains

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Accountable recruitment podcast.

July 2022

Kavita Basi: Surviving a Brain Haemorrhage through the power of positivity

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Wake up to Money

Sept 2022

Kavita talks to Sean Farrington on BBC5LIVE to discuss business news

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Wake up to Money

July 2022

Kavita talks to Sean Farrington on BBC5LIVE to discuss business news

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23 Ways to a Happier Life

May 2022

New book release by south Manchester author Kavita Basi. written during lockdown.

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GG2 diversity & Inclusion award

March 2022

Congratulations to Kavita Basi (


), CEO & Founder of Jardin Living.

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Fashinnovation - women that inspire

March 2022

Kavita Basi has always been interested in sustainability and social changes. 

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International Womens Day 2022

March 2022

Celebrating the achievements on international womens day.

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British GQ 

July 2021

Ration.L brand featured in the British GQ July edition & Kavita Basi Story


Circular economy Round table

23rd April 2021

Round table discussion on circular economy with Liverpool Fashion Summit

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Liverpool Fashion Summit

April 2021

Interview with the liverpool Fashion Summit on Reflexone & Ration.L

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Vogue !

March 2021

It’s the March issue and so so proud to be in this great fashion magazine that leads the way. Ethical brands.

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Cambridge university.

30th January 2021

We are holding a Marketing Workshop led by Kavita Basi. She worked as a VP in a multinational fashion company and founded two eco-friendly fashion brands

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The Observer

17th Jan 2021

Our vegan gender-neutral brand Ration.l if you would like to follow the brand and see some of the great...


Designer interview

7th January 2021

Our very own

Kavita Basi

was recognized sharing her incredible story of surviving a brain hemorrhage to making a global difference.

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Life with no filter

Podcast on Spotify

Series of podcast discussions in which 4 people from south Manchester Kavita Basi, Vanessa Robinson, Brooke Trotter and Rod Maxwell discuss their experiences 


Member spotlight

15th Sept 2020

Kavita Basi has established Jardin Living, a group of lifestyle brands for the conscious and curious, after spending more than 20 years in sourcing and sustainable product development for global sourcing giant Li & Fung.

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Cheshire Life mag

December 2020

Kavita decided to build her own business that satisfied her desire to make a difference, while utlising everything she had learned while working for a global fashion business.


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November 2020 business wire

Fashwire Awards Sustainable Brand Reflexone $10,000 in its Global Pitch Competition.

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Life with no filter

December 2020

series of podcast discussions in which four people from south Manchester (Kavita Basi, Vanessa Robinson, Brooke Trotter and Rod Maxwell)

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30th September 2020


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15th August 2020

Reflexone and Ration.L are COVID born eco-brands providing a range of apparel and accessories made from recycled, organic and vegan materials.All products are solutions to help out environment in a more sustainable way! 💜

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Living edge magazine

A supporting family, a postive attitude and strong will helped Kavita Basi...

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Childrens trust

Anxiety through Covid blog : author Kavita Basi

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Honey Bash 

I’m beyond excited to share on the 17th October the Honey bash ball is taking place Virtually! The @thebeefoundation will be having the best virtual ball/charity event in Philadelphia USA! 

October 2020
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The Bee Foundation, PA, USA

We got to spend some time chatting with Kavita about her experiences before, during, and after her illness, and how these experiences have affected her life.



Meet Honey Bash Speaker

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Eclipse Diagnostics, L.A. USA

June 17, 2018 

Age: 42

Age when I had a stroke: 38

Patient Story

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Brain Injury Assoc. Kansas, USA.

July 6th 2018. 

Here is a video (by permission) of a couple from UK documenting her brain injury

Video Documentary

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Neurosculpting Institute

Denver, USA.

Anxiety – what is this? There are so many different levels of Anxiety and some can be so severe that they lead to a panic attack. If you haven’t experienced this, it can be so overwhelming and almost feel like a heart attack.

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Ballister Writing

Truckee, California USA

I'm glad to share this quote from 'Room 23', Kavita's story of surviving a brain hemorrhage and how it impacted her life. Here's the full quote: 

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Altrincham HQ

Altrincham UK

Throughout my struggle to recover, I force myself to have new experiences and show by example that anyone can bounce back from such adversity and live life to the fullest, as it should be lived

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Manifested Minds, Colorado, USA

Room 23

26th Nov 2018. Today we want to highlight a truly inspiring story from one of our Manifested Minds family members, Kavita Basi

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Beating the Odds


IMAGINE THIS. You leave work early because you’ve not been able to shake off the headache that’s been plaguing you all day

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Naked Scientists, Cambridge Univ.


Having a stroke can have devastating effects on your life, especially as damaged parts of the brain can't recover after the fact.

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She Writes Press, Arizona, USA.

Our Author

Born in the 1970s, Kavita Basi was brought up in a middle-class area in the North East of the UK. 

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Aneurysm Awareness, Washington. USA

Room 23

Today is an exciting day in our community! 🎉 It is the release day of @kavita_basi book: Room 23

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Different Strokes, Milton Keynes UK

Kavita's story & Room 23

My memoir covers my journey to recovery and how my perspective has drastically changed, as I now see the important things in life. 

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Brain and Spine Foundation UK

Room 23

In her first book, Kavita Basi (BSF Community Ambassador) chronicles her experience of suffering a subarachnoid haemorrhage, how it put her life on hold, and her path to recovery.

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The Brain Charity, Liverpool UK

Kavita's Story

I was taken into the accident and emergency wing of the Salford Royal hospital, on 17th March 2015, with a life-threatening subarachnoid haemorrhage. 

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LA Mom Magazine, LA, USA

Kavita's Story

Visual media has played a large role in my recovery. I haven’t been able to read in the same way since the onset of my illness.

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Project Happiness

5 Ways to Build Happiness blog post

After searching and seeking for something that can give me a purpose in life it’s so overwhelming to understand and know exactly what it is.  What is the purpose of life? What is the meaning?

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The Brain Charity UK

Kavita's Story

I was successful, career-oriented, and travelled the world while working too many hours with no time to relax and think. Then, one night...


Headway UK

The New me article

As I've slowly recovered, they've had to adjust to this new person I've become...

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Room 23

This #BookLovers Day, we're sharing some of the books our team are reading.
@kavita_basi's Room 23: Surviving a Brain Hemorrhage chronicles Kavita's time suffering from a subarachnoid hemorrhage.


Thrive Magazine

Room 23 story

Positivity is what has got me through what could have been a completely different outcome.

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Holistic Yoga Festival

Headline Speaker

A story about courage and changes that transformed her path to positivity, hope & happiness.

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Sink or Swim

Spotify Podcasts

27th January 2020

The brain aneurysm completely changed her personality, energy levels, short term memory, ability to read....


World Stroke Organization

International Journal of Stroke

29th August 2019

My journey to recovery has been challenging, my perspective has drastically changed, as I now see the important things in life.


Eastern Eye news

How I recovered from a life-changing brain haemorrhage

2nd January 2020

A MOTHER-OF-TWO has spoken of her experience suffering from a brain haemorrhage in her 30s, as she revealed the difficulties of her recuperation.

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Share Your Strokeofgenius

18th March 2019

In spirit of Brain Injury Awareness Month, meet @kavita_basi She has quite a story to share with you!

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Self-isolation tips

Headway website

Kavita's tips for self-isolation

Nature is a great tool to take away anxiety.

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UKABIF - film award entry

Royal Society of medicine

This film has been entered for the 2019 UKABIF Film Award competition at

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The Neuro Nerds

Los Angeles Podcast

Continuing with celebrating Stroke Awareness Month, our host Joe is interviewing stroke survivor and author Kavita Basi who wrote ‘Room 23’

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Jack W Revell


After a life threating incident in 2015 that could have left her with serious disabilities, Kavita has dedicated


BBC Asia Network

Nihal interview

Later, Kavita Basi who survived a brain haemorrhage will join Nihal to talk about her book 'Room 23' which has been recognised as a finalist

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