Guest Info

Chrisna Jagdish Desai, known as ‘Chris Desai,’ was born in 1988 in Leicester, United Kingdom, to a multicultural working-class family. Raised in a melting pot of cultures, he developed a deep love for the natural world and exploration from a young age. His creative talents in music, fashion, and design blossomed, leading to a successful career in the industry.

However, a pivotal sailing trip exposed the fashion industry’s environmental impact, prompting Chris to create the sustainable luxury fashion brand, Vayyu®. He also established The Vayyu Foundation® and launched The UOcean Project®, a global movement to combat marine plastic pollution and restore the world’s oceans by 2050.

Chris Desai’s journey from music and fashion to environmental advocacy and sustainable fashion exemplifies his commitment to positive change and significantly impacting the planet.

About the Show

As temperatures rise across the UK, a surreal scene unfolds with Baywatch enthusiasts and Londoners struggling to cope with the sweltering heat. Sticky tube rides and irritated glances replace the usually composed demeanour of commuters. Yet, what may seem like an unusual occurrence could escalate into a more concerning reality as crops suffer and water reservoirs face the increased strain, prompting us to confront the impact of climate change.

Rajan Nazran engages in an eye-opening conversation with Chris Desai about the alarming rise in global temperatures and the urgent actions needed to address it. Triggered by Angus Rose’s hunger strike, this parliamentary discussion delves into crucial steps to safeguard our planet.

Chris Desai’s journey with the UOcean Project is nothing short of remarkable, aiming to make our oceans safer and the Earth a better place to live. He embraces his mixed cultural identity and believes in being a global citizen. Unlike many, his priorities are contributing to the greater good from the start rather than waiting to accumulate wealth.

As an art director, Chris sheds light on the detrimental impacts of fast fashion and emphasises the need for collective efforts to heal our planet. Nature may attempt to recover, but we must actively contribute to making the world a better place.

Don’t miss this enlightening conversation that brings us face-to-face with reality and inspires us to take action for a brighter future.

Produced by Global Indian Series for the Global Indian Network.

Script by Rajan Nazran
original idea: Rajan Nazran

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