“BAKR” is a design studio based in Fort Cochin, India by Mohamed Hizqeel. The studio produces natural organic dyes used for their designs. BAKR works towards creating a limited series of relaxed street-fit designs per season that cater to people conscious of what they buy.
Garments at BAKR are made in organic cotton, hand-printed and hand-dyed using 100% handcrafted natural colours; Garments are washed as part of the process, and wherever available, in rainwater harvested and stored for the very purpose; this then gets mostly recycled for other uses.
Aesthetic and contemporary, Celia Palathinkal jewelry is interpretive and gives the wearer a riot of possibilities when it comes to the styling. Artistic expression and individuality radiate in each piece and exudes uniqueness that makes them, and the wearer of Celia’s designs, stand out in a crowd. Celia Palathinkal jewelry is also a celebration of being distinctive and one-of-a-kind. A blend of modern simplicity and traditional touches, the jewelry is the statement piece you long for.
Commencing her journey into the world of jewelry design from Cochin, Celia Palathinkal designs have already found a prominent place in the hearts of many. Her unique take on jewelry design and her untethered desire to create extraordinary pieces have gained her an avid clientele and she has also been a part of several exhibitions and shows all around the country. Although Celia’s creations have acquired more popularity and continue to do so, her dedication and passion for the craft of jewelry making remain true to the origin. Jewelry has been rethought and redefined in every manner with every Celia Palathinkal design and is no more a mere addition to a look but is a statement in itself. Our store brings to you Celia Palathinkal collections that represent style, character, and an attitude that is original yet completely unique. So, go on and find pieces that evoke something new in you.
ADAH BY LEESHA
While at fashion school, founder and owner Leesha Agarwal spent much of her time interning or working with various brands. What struck her most from this experience was the amount of scrap fabric and waste that went into landfills every day. She also noticed that workers were underpaid and over utilized, often working excruciatingly long hours. And while these companies drew in massive profits, their own people did not gain the benefit nor were their customers aware of where their clothes came from.
She decided to do it differently, and Adah was born – an ethical, zero waste, handloom fashion brand.
- SOURCING- Fabrics are sourced from different parts of India and directly from the weavers. No middlemen involved. Weavers are always paid the right amount for their effort and time.
- ZERO WASTE: Everything we use, we use fully. Nothing goes into our bins.
- WHO MADE OUR CLOTHES: Our garments are produced by multiple tailors, each of whom is credited for the garment they have made. When you purchase from us, we tell you who made your clothes.
SWARA-VOICE OF WOMEN
The founder, Asha Scaria, during her Gandhi fellowship found it extremely hard to mobilise villagers and give them a sense of ownership for their village. Although unemployment was prevalent, the state of women needed to be brought to focus. Realising that the priorities in the tribal villages were livelihoods, Asha put her love for Design into empowering women, by leveraging their vocations and exposure, to change narratives in the communities. Swara,
Employ women tailors with a remuneration above market price; provide them with creative autonomy; train them in the latest industry know-how.
Enable rural women to break out of their stereotypical roles by engaging them in out-the-norm professions like modelling, designing and marketing through capacity building and mentorship. By training the women on-the-job, Swara enable them to acquire skills in training, designing and local business practices.
Educate people globally about sustainable fashion, rural women empowerment, encouraging them to make conscious decisions in clothing leading to a more conscious lifestyle.
SWARA is a member of The Cultural Intellectual Property Rights Initiative, the first global network that recognises cultural IP rights for craftsmen and women as custodians and transmitters of traditional knowledge, traditional designs and traditional manufacturing techniques.