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

By Hand From The Heart is a curated Makers Market event in South India. Upcoming Events: 22nd Edition: 2nd – 3rd February '18 in Coimbatore | 23rd Edition: 16th – 17th – February '18 in Chennai.

About The Show / The Blog

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


By Hand From The Heart is a curated marketplace offering an anti flea market experience. 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, BHFTH has curated various Makers Markets, Artisans & Farmers Markets, Artists and Makers Markets in Chennai.

BHFTH is 21 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 ensures to showcase, thoughtful and consciously designed products that are unique, high on aesthetics and practical value. The market has been well received for its content and presentation. Well reviewed for its originality the  marketplace – will always be a dedicated to the makers community.

Initiated and curated by a maker and a craft entrepreneur, the team is well informed and sensitive to the marketing and brand building needs of the small business community. The By Hand From The Heart  team is on a permanent mission, to scout for makers with interesting design narratives and provides them a platform to showcase their works. 

After 21 editions in Chennai, By Hand From The Heart will be hosting its 22nd edition in Coimbatore; a city very close to our hearts.  

The Blog:

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 ( 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.


3 comments on “About The Show / The Blog

  1. Rashmi Nagaraju
    January 18, 2016

    Great initiative.. Love the idea about introducing the makers behind those wonderful products which is not a stressing point otherwise. Every single one of them featured on your blog are truly unique and we loved reading about them! Thank you for introducing us to these beautiful makers of the beautiful products.

  2. Ns
    July 29, 2016

    I really want to buy some of the dolls made by Mrs Rangaswami.
    Can you please help me place an urgent order for them ?
    I absolutely love them.
    Hope to hear from you soon.

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