Chennai Event . Makers Market Dates: 8th – 9th September, 2017 . Timing: 10 – 8 . Venue: Crowne Plaza Chennai Adyar Park, 132, T.T.K Road, Alwarpet, Chennai – 600018, Tamil Nadu. India.
By Hand From The Heart is a curated marketplace offering an anti flea market experience for Chennai. The intention of this event is to design a shopping experience for Chennai’s discerning shoppers who are are seeking new finds, unique narratives, and useful products. Safe, organic, sustainable, present day aesthetics, thoughtful design, conscious creation are keywords that best describe the products on display at each edition of By Hand From The Heart.
Started in 2011, this now biannual marketplace features slow design studios, independent designers / makers, sustainable design companies, ethnic art & craft clusters, artists, food entrepreneurs, food artisans, farmers and art & craft businesses from all across India and abroad. BHFTH has curated various Makers Markets, Artisans & Farmers Markets, Artists and Makers Markets in Chennai.
BHFTH is 20 editions old and over the years the platform has presented entrepreneurial slow design studios, independent designers / makers, sustainable design companies, ethnic art & craft clusters, artists, food entrepreneurs, food artisans, farmers and art & craft businesses from all across India and abroad.
By Hand From The Heart, is a name that enjoys a reputation as a makers-focused community event. The market at all its editions ensures to showcase, thoughtful and consciously designed products that are unique, high on aesthetics and practical value. It is one of Chennai’s most original marketplace – a coming together of the maker and the customer in a refreshingly unique celebration of all things created by hand.
“He who works with his hands is a laborer; he who works with his hands and head is a craftsman; he who works with his hands, head and heart is an artiste”
– St Francis of Assisi
Initiated and curated by designers who are well aware & sensitive to the marketing needs of the small business community, the By Hand From The Heart team is on a permanent mission as it were, to scout for creativity and skill – to provide a window to makers and to bridge the at times difficult-to-bridge gap between the maker and the consumer.
At By Hand From The Heart, we believe it is most important to highlight the people behind the products showcased at our events. Hence the purpose of this blog (byhandfromtheheart.wordpress.com) is to introduce the participating makers at our events.
Through the Meet The Maker / Meet The Artist Series, participants will share their entrepreneurial travel, aspirations and valuable insights. We hope these interviews will motivate, inspire and connect other fellow makers and shoppers visiting our event.