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Meet the makers, this March

We open 2023 with a March Edition! This time we will be hosting a two-day market on Saturday & Sunday! Save the Date: By Hand from the Heart Makers Market,18th & 19th March, 2023 at Crowne Plaza, Chennai. The edition will … Continue reading Meet the makers, this March

Meet The Maker: Mridula Harihar, Full Fuse, Bangalore

  “Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher”, said William Wordsworth which echoes the aim of Full Fuse’s exhibit this time whose collection is inspired by the sea and the conservation work being done in … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Mridula Harihar, Full Fuse, Bangalore

Chennai Event: Meet The Makers: Varsha Devjani – Lajwanti Kulkarni, The Sufi Studio, Ahmadabad

Today on our Meet The Makers Series; we feature Varsha Devjani – Lajwanti Kulkarni, Designers and Founders, The Sufi Studio, Ahmadabad;  The team share with us in brief about their venture and showcase at the By Hand From The Heart Makers … Continue reading Chennai Event: Meet The Makers: Varsha Devjani – Lajwanti Kulkarni, The Sufi Studio, Ahmadabad

Meet The Maker: Mani Shanker Singh, Fashion Designer and Founder, Son Of A Noble SNOB, Bangalore

Today on our Meet The Makers Series; we feature Mani Shanker Singh, Fashion Designer and Founder of Son Of A Noble SNOB, Bangalore. Let’s get to know about his design venture, work space, favourites picks at SNOB and his showcase … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Mani Shanker Singh, Fashion Designer and Founder, Son Of A Noble SNOB, Bangalore

Meet The Maker: Varsha Devjani – Lajwanti Kulkarni, Designers and Founders, The Sufi Studio, Mumbai

Today on our Meet The Makers Series; we feature Varsha Devjani – Lajwanti Kulkarni, Designers and Founders, The Sufi Studio, Mumbai;  The team share with us in details about their venture, projects, work space and showcase at the By Hand From … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Varsha Devjani – Lajwanti Kulkarni, Designers and Founders, The Sufi Studio, Mumbai

Meet The Food Artisan: Fouziya Kutty, Founder, Fouziya’s Cooking, Chennai

Today on our Meet The Maker Series, we feature the story of home chef turned full time artisanal food entrepreneur, Fouziya Kutty.  Based in Chennai, Fouziya’s now two year old venture – Fouziya’s Cooking, churns up small batches of sauces, spreads … Continue reading Meet The Food Artisan: Fouziya Kutty, Founder, Fouziya’s Cooking, Chennai

Meet The Maker: Archana Avinash, Designer & Crystal Healer, Strings & Beads, Dubai

Archana Avinash chose her passion over her high paying daily job in 2011. Having been raised in the Middle East & being there for quite a period of her life, Archana is very inspired by everything that is Middle Eastern. Crystal … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Archana Avinash, Designer & Crystal Healer, Strings & Beads, Dubai

Meet The Maker: Himani Grover, Founder & Designer, Chicory Chai, Gurgaon

Meet Himani Grover, iS the principal designer and founder of Chicory Chai, Gurgaon  a jewellery design studio based in Gurgaon. Let’s find out more about Himani’s label, her workspace, her inspirations and her showcase at By Hand From The Heart … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Himani Grover, Founder & Designer, Chicory Chai, Gurgaon

Meet the Maker: Shree Bharathi Devarajan, Founder and CEO, Nool By Hand, Erode

Today on Meet The Maker series we feature Shree Bharathi of Nool By Hand – a sustainable fashion label from Erode. Let’s find out more about her company, her weavers, work space and Nool’s showcase at By Hand From The Heart … Continue reading Meet the Maker: Shree Bharathi Devarajan, Founder and CEO, Nool By Hand, Erode

Meet The Maker: Mridula Harihar, Glass Artist, Full Fuse, Bangalore

Glass artist, Mridula Harihar of Full Fuse talks about her display at the By Hand From The Heart Makers Market, her career highlights and her take on Make in India. With her recent relocation from Chennai to Bangalore; Mridula also shares … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Mridula Harihar, Glass Artist, Full Fuse, Bangalore

Meet The Maker: Karthikeyan Palanisamy and Harish Manoj Kumar, Tree to Bar Artisan Chocolate Makers, Soklet / Regal Chocolates,  Pollachi

Let’s find out more about Karthikeyan Palanisamy and Harish Manoj Kumar, of Soklet and Regal Chocolates from Pollachi. In this blog feature, the team shares their tree to bar artisan chocolate story,  their cocoa farm, tree to bar process, packaging and … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Karthikeyan Palanisamy and Harish Manoj Kumar, Tree to Bar Artisan Chocolate Makers, Soklet / Regal Chocolates,  Pollachi

Meet The Maker: Pooja Sitharthan, Doodle Artist, SwitchOn, Chennai

We chat up with artist Pooja of SwitchOn; chirpy and fullon vibrant just like her doodles, Pooja loves to draw and make things in her home studio she lovingly addresses as her Happiness Factory.  Let’s find out more about her works, … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Pooja Sitharthan, Doodle Artist, SwitchOn, Chennai

Meet The Maker: M.Kalaivani, Artist / Fabric Designer, 56th Day, Goa

We talk to Kalaivani about her passion for cyanotype printing and her creative venture – 56th Day, based in Goa. Let’s find out more about how it all began, her journey so far, her inspirations and her maiden showcase at By … Continue reading Meet The Maker: M.Kalaivani, Artist / Fabric Designer, 56th Day, Goa

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

An MBA grad with a background in Corporate Communications & Marketing, Archana Avinash chose her passion over her high paying daily job in 2011. Having been raised in the Middle East & being there for quite a period of her … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Archana Avinash, Strings & Beads, Dubai

Meet the Artisan: Nitin Chordia, Cocoatrait, Chennai

Founder of Cocoatrait and the Chocolate Tasting Club in Chennai, L Nitin Chordia is India’s first and only certified chocolate taster. Let’s find out more about what it takes to have a career in chocolate and his plans for our makers … Continue reading Meet the Artisan: Nitin Chordia, Cocoatrait, Chennai

Meet The Maker: Priyanjoli Basu, PRIYANJOLI, Chennai

Meet Priyanjoli Basu, the principal designer and founder of PRIYANJOLI a textile design studio based in Chennai. We chat up with Priyanjoli about her textile design venture, revival of handloom and the textiles and weavers she works with. Here’s her story. A bit … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Priyanjoli Basu, PRIYANJOLI, Chennai

Meet The Maker: Anju Nair, Wood & Yarn, Chennai

Anju Nair of Wood & Yarn, Chennai designs hand block printed textiles. Let’s find out more about her design venture and we look forward to seeing her stylist yet affordable range of sarees at our upcoming makers market event here in Chennai this … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Anju Nair, Wood & Yarn, Chennai

Meet The Makers: Namrata Sundaresan and Anuradha Krishnamoorthy, Käse, Chennai

We chat up with cheese makers Namrata Sundaresan and Anuradha Krishnamoorthy of Käse, Chennai. They share with us their start-up story and their plans for the makers market; from making cheese in Chennai to sharing their personal favourite picks – Namrata … Continue reading Meet The Makers: Namrata Sundaresan and Anuradha Krishnamoorthy, Käse, Chennai

Meet The Maker: Anaka Narayanan, Brass Tacks, Chennai

We chat up with Director and Creative Head of BRASS TACKS, Anaka Narayanan about her showcase at the By Hand From The Heart Makers Market this October. She shares with us her views about her city, Chennai, her new store … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Anaka Narayanan, Brass Tacks, Chennai

Meet The Social Entrepreneur: Sridhar Lakshmanan, ecoLogin

Meet Sridhar Lakshmanan of ecoLogin – the for-profit social enterprise that promotes rural and tribal products and services and “Basecamp” – the NGO arm of ecoLogin that undertakes developmental, educational and social research projects in remote rural areas. Meet this social entrepreneur at the makers market … Continue reading Meet The Social Entrepreneur: Sridhar Lakshmanan, ecoLogin

Save The Date: Makers Market October 2016

By Hand From The Heart: MAKERS MARKET – 19th Edition Date: Friday – Saturday, 7th – 8th October, 2016 Time: 10:00 a.m – 8:00 p.m Venue: Crowne Plaza Chennai Adyar Park Address: 132, T.T.K Road, Alwarpet, Chennai – 600018, Tamil Nadu. India Join our event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/154559471660915/ Do drop by with friends and family! Continue reading Save The Date: Makers Market October 2016

Meet The Maker: Vinayak, Aishwarya, Karan – Monkeyji

We proudly celebrate all that is Indian, in all its vividness, form, color and joy. We like to think of us as storytellers, sharing our India though different medium. We have been creating for about 10 years now, but it has only been a few weeks since MonkeyJi was born. Continue reading Meet The Maker: Vinayak, Aishwarya, Karan – Monkeyji

Meet The Maker: Archana Avinash, Strings & Beads

I am Archana Avinash, Designer & Owner at Strings & Beads, a conscious lifestyle brand that marries crystal healing and gorgeous jewelry to help create balance and fulfillment in your everyday life. Continue reading Meet The Maker: Archana Avinash, Strings & Beads

Meet The Maker: Sarita Ganeriwala and Sarika Ginodia, Karomi

Working with rural and urban artisans, in West Bengal, India, our pledge is to produce ‘quality handicrafts’ in hand-loom weaving, hand-block printing, hand embroideries and combined techniques. Continue reading Meet The Maker: Sarita Ganeriwala and Sarika Ginodia, Karomi

Meet The Maker: Ummu Salma, Made in Craftadise

Ummu Salma is a home based craft entrepreneur, crochet enthusiast and craft blogger in Chennai. I am a blogger and an entrepreneur in the field of Crochet and craft. I am an engineering post graduate following my passion and turning my hobby into a thriving business one step at a time. Continue reading Meet The Maker: Ummu Salma, Made in Craftadise