By Hand From The Heart: One Show, Many Stories!

The biannual makers market event held in Chennai aka Madras, dedicated to handmade & design by independent talent, artisanal & homegrown labels.

Meet The Maker: Bheemaiah.K.K, Bheemstyx, Bangalore

Bheemaiah of Bheemstyx, Bangalore designs all purpose sticks. Let’s find out more about his unique craft venture and look forward to seeing his works at our upcoming makers market event here in Chennai.

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July 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Margaret Thomas and Swapna Sathish, Simply Because, Chennai

We chat up with Margaret Thomas and Swapna Sathish, founders and creative designers at ‘Simply Because’, a home based art and design studio in Chennai. With four decades of experience in art and design education between them; Margaret Thomas and Swapna Sathish share with us in brief the story of ‘Simply Because’.

July 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Chinmaya Arjun Raja, Panakam – Tradition in a Bottle, Chennai

We chat up with Chinmaya Arjun Raja, a home chef, pickle maker and founder of Panakam – Tradition in a Bottle a home based food venture that makes heirloom pickle recipes and spice condiments.Chinmaya talks about his Pickling memories and inspirations behind his venture. He also shares with us his new array of products to be introduced at the By Hand From The Heart Makers Market in Chennai.

July 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Sonali Raman, SR by Sonali Raman, Doha

Sonali Raman is the principal fashion and jewelry designer at SR by Sonali Raman. She is also a fashion consultant and faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University of Qatar. We catch up with the designer about her showcase at the By Hand From The Heart Makers Market event in Chennai. Let’s find out more…

July 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Suguna Rangaswami, Doll Maker, Chennai

Suguna Rangaswami is a doll maker based in Chennai. She enjoys handcrafting finger puppets, soft dolls and quilts. She shares with us in brief about her hobby turned home business. By Hand From The Heart has had the priviledge of showcasing her limited editions of dolls and puppets at our makers market editions.

July 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Divya Vigneshwaran, Hastha, Chennai

Divya Vigneshwaran designs apparels and accessories at Hastha, her creative venture based in Chennai. From Garment merchanding to stay at home mom and now a full on entrepreneur, lets find out more about Divya and her venture, HASTHA.

July 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Schedule: Food Talks at By Hand From The Heart Makers Market

Food talks over tasting sessions, food pairing and cooking demonstrations by artisanal food producers, makers, farmers and entrepreneurs.

July 20, 2016 · 5 Comments

Meet The Maker: Rupashree Adam, Charming Miniatures, Chennai

Rupashree Adam is a food miniaturist based in Chennai. Charming Miniatures her creative venture happened because she is foodaholic with an innate passion for arts and crafts. We chat up with the artist, to kind out more about her works & culinary dreams.

July 19, 2016 · 3 Comments

Meet The Maker: Smriti Sain, Chiaroscuro, New Delhi

Meet Smriti Sain, the principal designer and founder of Chiaroscuro a leather design studio based in New Delhi. Her workshop made leather accessories are artisan crafted with pure leather; we chat up with Smrihi about her craft venture, leather products and the pure leather she works with. Here’s her story.

July 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Mrinalini Cariapa, Flames Of The Forest, Bangalore

Today we feature, jewellery designer Mrinalini Cariapa of Flames Of The Forest, Bangalore in our ongoing Meet The Maker Series for our August 2016 Makers Market Edition. Mrinalini talks about her creative venture and her passion for design, nature and jewellery. She shares her craft experience, current works and business tips.

July 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Makers: Nitu Priya and Rajni Jajodia, Addoz, Bangalore

We chat up with the designers, Nitu Priya and Rajni Jajodia of Addoz, a textile and accessories design studio based in Bangalore. Nitu and Rajni, both Alumni of NIFT Delhi share with us their travel as a design brand that enjoys crafting, Indian at heart clothing and accessories that showcase India’s traditional art & craft roots with modern narratives.

July 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Makers: Janapada Khadi, Melukote

Janapada Khadi is completely hand spun, hand woven, natural dyed , manually tailored , Khadi marked from the Central Khadi board and sold with negligible margin directly from the weavers. Let’s find out more about the khadi and the works at Janapada Seva Trust.

July 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Sulakshana Sarathy, Neferu, Mumbai

We catch up with maker and entrepreneur, Sulakshana Sarathy who recently started her creative venture, Neferu; a wire jewelry design studio based in Mumbai. A graduate from NIFT & a post grad from IIM, let’s find out more about Sulakshana and her jewelry venture.. .

July 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Members of Porgai Artisans Association, Sittilingi

Dr.Lalitha Regi and a few member artisans share with us the story of Porgai Artisans Association, based in Tamil Nadu. Porgai is a society of 60 lambadi women artisans . The Lambadis were a nomadic tribe originally from north western india,.somewhere in the present Gujarat /Rajastan border.They migrated down with the Mughal army and settled in Maharashtra , Karnataka, Andra Pradesh and Tamilnadu. ‘Sittilingi’ valley is the 2 nd southernmost settlement of Lambadi community in India.

July 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Riddhi Desai, Tiny Farm, Bangalore

Let’s meet Riddhi Desai today on our Meet The Makers Series! Riddhi is a full time designer, illustrator and founder of Tinyfarm, a design studio based in Bangalore. We catch up with Riddhi about her designs and why Chennai is her biggest inspiration. She also shares her brief on Tiny Farms’s new collection to be showcased at By Hand From The Heart Makers Market here in Chennai.

July 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Usha Prajapati, Samoolam, Gaya

Samoolam is a story of dedicated craftsmanship, entrerpreneurial zeal and conscious innovation. Samoolam is a craft story that best narrates modern India with its deep rural roots. Here’s a quick chat with Usha Prajapati Founder & Design Head at Samoolam.

July 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Aruna Deepak, Anika Terracotta Jewelry, Hyderabad

Aruna Deepak began to design jewellery for herself and gradually began to design for friends & family. All the positive feedback encouraged her to set up Anika Terracotta Jewelry; her very own jewelry design studio in Hyderabad. We talk to her about her home based creative venture, plans and dreams for her terracotta jewellery brand.

July 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Vidya Nag, Aardra, Bangalore

An engineer and independent artist, Vidya Nag weaves sturdy and aesthetically brilliant home decor and accessories with upcycled newspaper from her home studio in Bangalore. We catch up with Vidya Nag about her craft venture, Aardra and we find out more about her hobby turned business venture and her plans for Aardra.

July 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Urban Farmer: Imteyaz Ali, Grow Green, Chennai

We catch up with garden enthusiast, Imteyaz Ali, Grow Green in Chennai, today on our Meet The Maker Series. He shares his experiences, gardening challenges and more…

July 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Artisan: Kshama Adka, Shmoozie’s Hand-Crafted Ice Cream, Chennai

Kshama Adka runs a Chennai based artisanal icecream business, Shmoozie’s Hand-Crafted Ice Cream. We chat up with Kshama to find out more about her food venture, her recipes and what it takes to pursue one’s dreams.

July 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Madhumeeta Honey – EcoLogin, Chennai

Sridhar Lakshmanan, Santhosh Durairaj and the team at EcoLogin have been actively educating and promoting awareness about wild forest honey. Apart from their honey initiative Madhumeeta Honey, EcoLogin works with the tribals involved in their community based tourism projects and explore other value added products from the tribal communities.

July 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Farmer: Suresh Nanjan, Teaneer – Vijayalakshmi Natural Farms, Coonoor

An agripreuneur based in Coonoor, Suresh Nanjan of Vijayalakshmi Natural Farms talks about biodynamic farming and how he has put that in practice in cultivating tea from his farms. He talks about his brand Teaneer and the joy of being a farmer.

July 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Artisan: Rebecca Maria Vaz, Bhuira Jams, Himachal Pradesh

‘Made by Happy Mountain women’ is mentioned on each Bhuira product; to find out more about the story behind the label we catch up with Rebecaa Maria Vaz of Bhuira Jams, a jam making business founded by her mother in law, Linnet Mushran in Himachal Pradesh, 17 years ago.

July 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Minakshi Rathi, The Mojo Studio, Chennai

Minakshi Rathi, Accessory Designer at The Mojo Studio in Chennai is passionate about her her Rajasthan roots; she enjoys celebrating this, through her designs. Her creative business, is now 9 years old; she designs, fine box clutches, sling bags made from brocade, silk, leather and faux leather. We catch up with the designer , to talk about her works, upcoming showcase and her business plans.

July 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Artisan: Sanjoy Gupta, Estate Craft, Bangalore

Sanjoy Gupta, Owner and coffee roaster at Estate Craft talks about his passion for coffee and his artisanal coffee business venture.

July 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Archana Avinash, Strings & Beads, Dubai

We catch up with crystal healer & jewelry designer Archana Avinash about her pop up at the Makers Market. After her recent relocation to Dubai; Archana talks about her core … Continue reading

July 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Priyanktha Iyengar, Proyog, Bangalore

Proyog is India’s answer to skin friendly yoga and sportswear. We talk to Priyanktha the Design Head who founded the venture along with Malika; both yoga enthusiasts. Priyanktha talks about the inspiration behind Proyog; its design, HYPERBREATH™ and future plans.

July 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Manreet Deol, Manifest Design Jewellery, Pondicherry – Pune

Manreet Deol designs handcrafted sculptural jewelry made in Brass & Aluminum from her studio, Manifest Design Jewellery, based in Pondicherry. Along with her brother, Samraat Deol, Manreet has successful taken forward the label in a short span of 3 years with its authentic contemporary designs using traditional metalsmithing craftsmanship in India.

July 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Preeti Raja, The Revival Project, Mumbai

Designer Preeti Raja of The Revival Project crafts clothing that are fashionable and desirable with Indian textiles. Based in Mumbai, the designer talks about her influences, inspirations and her plans for her creative business.

July 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Ranjita Bora, Ranjita Bora Ceramics, Pondicherry

Potter Ranjita Bora teaches and assists Ray Meeker at Golden Bridge Pottery, located in the heart of Pondicherry. A trained chef, Ranjita pursued her passion for pottery and has make a mark for herself as an independent potter. Ranjita hand crafts high temperature stoneware and wood fired functional pottery. We catch up with Rajita about her pottery and her showcase at our Makers Market.

July 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet the Artisan: Nitin Chordia, Cocoatrait, Chennai

We talk to India’s first and only certified chocolate taster, L Nitin Chordia about how it all began, his adventures with cocoa and his sheer passion for taking Indian artisanal chocolates and cocoa to the global audience. And why he thinks it is important to support the artisanal chocolate makers in India.

July 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Farmer: Santhosh and Vishnu, Ultimate Cococs, Pollachi

Santhosh and Vishnu Of Ultimate Cococs are farmers first. Their father Madhu Ramakrishnan of Santhosh Farms is a veteran in organic and natural farming. From farming to coir products, the brothers have developed a wide array of gardening solutions with coconut coir.

July 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Farmer: Jitendra Prasad, Founder, Door 2 Door Organics, Chennai

Jitendra Prasad is the founder of Door 2 Door Organics, a dial-in delivery initiative, that provides a weekly farm box of organic vegetables and fruits to its subscibers in Chennai. A farmer himself, Jitendra and his team, independently operate a farm to table process from his organic farms at Red Hills and Tiruvallur.

July 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Rajesh Bajaj, Kairasi, Chennai

Rajesh Bajaj is a man of many hats; besides a furniture restoration business he is a full-fledged professional photographer and an enthusiastic organic farmer. We catch up with Rajesh on his upcoming showcase at the By Hand From The Heart Makers Market. Lets find out more about his furniture venture…

July 10, 2016 · Leave a comment
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