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Loving Hands

Inspired by worlds colliding where loving hands make
our garments for
loving hands to wear.

Inspired by You.

We interviewed professionals across a broad variety of fields and settings and found one main commonality. Your compassion and commitment to taking care of others means expending immense amounts of positive emotional and physical energy. You listen and laugh, and have mastered endurance and stamina.

 

 

Inspired by Garment Workers.

Our garment workers are committed to providing the highest quality products. They pour their hearts into their craft with their attention to detail and emphasis on quality. They are highly skilled, resilient and quick, creating magic stitch by stitch. While wearing our garments, you'll feel the love from their hands.

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The Loving Hands at B Health: The Core Team.

SUNIL PATEL, MD | CHAIRPERSON

Sunil Patel is the chairperson of B Health and oversees the brandʼs overarching business strategy, and is responsible for aligning B Healthʼs Board of Advisors. He practices internal and geriatric medicine in California and is a recipient of the Professional of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce and the Champion of Health awards. Patel is actively involved in investments in hospitality, agriculture and tech-based startup companies in the Silicon Valley, and is well networked with textiles innovators and manufacturers in India. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Tracy Hospital Foundation and for Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and is currently on the board of The Boys and Girls Club. He is a strong supporter of philanthropy and social entrepreneurial ventures both in the U.S. and abroad.

SHIVAM PUNJYA, MS | FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Shivam Punjya is the founder and creative director of B Health. He oversees the brandʼs overall social and creative direction and positioning. Punjya founded the brand with the goal of addressing poverty and global health through traditional and non-traditional enterprise channels. Punjyaʼs professional experiences include luxury hospitality conglomerate InterContinental Hotels Group in London to GreatNonprofits.org, a tech-based nonprofit in the Silicon Valley. Upon completing his B.A. in International Political Economy from U.C. Berkeley, Punjya led extensive fundraising campaigns for the overseas branch of Pratham, India’s largest education advocacy nonprofit. Punjya graduated from Duke University with a M.S. in Global Health from the Duke Global Health Institute. During his time at Duke University, Punjya also studied social entrepreneurship at the Fuqua School of Business. Most recently, Punjya also served as the President of the board of Fashion Revolution (USA) where he was previously its Country Coordinator. From a family full of healthcare professionals, Punjya is no stranger to the world of healthcare and sees an opportunity to bring his expertise of creative direction from the world of fashion to the healthcare space.

SLESHA PATEL, MHA | DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY

Slesha Patel is B Health’s Director of Strategy. With B Health, Patel is able to connect her passions for fashion, business, and healthcare. Growing up in a family of almost exclusively healthcare professionals, Slesha started medical school at the University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Medicine. Fascinated by the highly complex healthcare industry, Slesha left her medical studies to attend Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she graduated with a Master of Health Administration. Most recently, Patel served as the youngest administrator on the strategy and operations teams in the Office of the Chairman in the Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine, focusing her work on employee engagement, retention, and preventing clinician burnout. Patel has been involved with the fashion industry as a model since she was a teen and won the Top Adult Female Fashion and Lifestyle Model at an international modeling and acting competition in 2015. During her medical and healthcare administration studies, Patel read fashion business journals for pleasure. Having a passion for both healthcare and fashion, Patel sees an opportunity for B Health to create products that will positively impact the wearer in their professional roles, while positively impacting the world through B Health’s mission for ethical manufacturing and sustainability.

ASHLEY AUSTIN | DESIGN ADVISOR

Ashley Austin is B Health’s design advisor. At behno, Austin’s modern yet practical design philosophy is intrinsically tied to her sustainable ethos, informing the brand’s visual signature. Austin has over nine years of experience in the fashion industry, most recently serving as behno’s design director. Prior, she held notable positions designing for Kate Spade New York, MUUSE Copenhagen, and mentoring under CFDA award-winning designer, Chris Benz. Austin holds a B.F.A in Fashion Design from Savannah College of Art & Design.

SAUMYA SHARMA | DESIGNER

Saumya Sharma is a part of B Health’s design team. At B Health, Sharma is able to capture her love for “made in India” while furthering and building on the collection’s visual and brand signatures. Sharma is a recent graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she obtained her B.F.A. in Accessories Design and spent time at Proenza Schouler. She was the winner of the Accessories Council Best Portfolio Award, winner of the Rado Star Prize, winner of the Cricut Scholarship Award, and a finalist in the CFDA Scholarship Award.

Loving Hands.

Inspired by worlds colliding where loving hands make our garments for loving hands to wear.

Inspired by You.

We interviewed professionals across a broad variety of fields and settings and found one main commonality. Your compassion and commitment to taking care of others means expending immense amounts of positive emotional and physical energy. You listen and laugh, and have mastered endurance and stamina.

Inspired by Garment Workers.

Our garment workers are committed to providing the highest quality products. They pour their hearts into their craft with their attention to detail and emphasis on quality. They are highly skilled, resilient and quick, creating magic stitch by stitch. While wearing our garments, you'll feel the love from their hands.

Loving Hands ethical manufacturing pin

Shop and Share our
Loving Hands Pin.

Join the Movement.

The Loving Hands at B Health:

The Core Team.

SUNIL PATEL, MD | CHAIRPERSON

Sunil Patel is the chairperson of B Health and oversees the brandʼs overarching business strategy, and is responsible for aligning B Healthʼs Board of Advisors. He practices internal and geriatric medicine in California and is a recipient of the Professional of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce and the Champion of Health awards. Patel is actively involved in investments in hospitality, agriculture and tech-based startup companies in the Silicon Valley, and is well networked with textiles innovators and manufacturers in India. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Tracy Hospital Foundation and for Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and is currently on the board of The Boys and Girls Club. He is a strong supporter of philanthropy and social entrepreneurial ventures both in the U.S. and abroad.

SHIVAM PUNJYA, MS | FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Shivam Punjya is the founder and creative director of B Health. He oversees the brandʼs overall social and creative direction and positioning. Punjya founded the brand with the goal of addressing poverty and global health through traditional and non-traditional enterprise channels. Punjyaʼs professional experiences include luxury hospitality conglomerate InterContinental Hotels Group in London to GreatNonprofits.org, a tech-based nonprofit in the Silicon Valley. Upon completing his B.A. in International Political Economy from U.C. Berkeley, Punjya led extensive fundraising campaigns for the overseas branch of Pratham, India’s largest education advocacy nonprofit. Punjya graduated from Duke University with a M.S. in Global Health from the Duke Global Health Institute. During his time at Duke University, Punjya also studied social entrepreneurship at the Fuqua School of Business. Most recently, Punjya also served as the President of the board of Fashion Revolution (USA) where he was previously its Country Coordinator. From a family full of healthcare professionals, Punjya is no stranger to the world of healthcare and sees an opportunity to bring his expertise of creative direction from the world of fashion to the healthcare space.

SLESHA PATEL, MS | DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY

Slesha Patel is B Health’s Director of Strategy. With B Health, Patel is able to connect her passions for fashion, business, and healthcare. Growing up in a family of almost exclusively healthcare professionals, Slesha started medical school at the University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Medicine. Fascinated by the highly complex healthcare industry, Slesha left her medical studies to attend Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she graduated with a Master of Health Administration. Most recently, Patel served as the youngest administrator on the strategy and operations teams in the Office of the Chairman in the Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine, focusing her work on employee engagement, retention, and preventing clinician burnout. Patel has been involved with the fashion industry as a model since she was a teen and won the Top Adult Female Fashion and Lifestyle Model at an international modeling and acting competition in 2015. During her medical and healthcare administration studies, Patel read fashion business journals for pleasure. Having a passion for both healthcare and fashion, Patel sees an opportunity for B Health to create products that will positively impact the wearer in their professional roles, while positively impacting the world through B Health’s mission for ethical manufacturing and sustainability.

ASHLEY AUSTIN | DESIGN ADVISOR

Ashley Austin is B Health’s design advisor. At behno, Austin’s modern yet practical design philosophy is intrinsically tied to her sustainable ethos, informing the brand’s visual signature. Austin has over nine years of experience in the fashion industry, most recently serving as behno’s design director. Prior, she held notable positions designing for Kate Spade New York, MUUSE Copenhagen, and mentoring under CFDA award-winning designer, Chris Benz. Austin holds a B.F.A in Fashion Design from Savannah College of Art & Design.

SAUMYA SHARMA | DESIGNER

Saumya Sharma is a part of B Health’s design team. At B Health, Sharma is able to capture her love for “made in India” while furthering and building on the collection’s visual and brand signatures. Sharma is a recent graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she obtained her B.F.A. in Accessories Design and spent time at Proenza Schouler. She was the winner of the Accessories Council Best Portfolio Award, winner of the Rado Star Prize, winner of the Cricut Scholarship Award, and a finalist in the CFDA Scholarship Award.