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There are enough reasons to celebrate in December.

There are enough reasons to celebrate in December. And this year, we bring in one more – a December Edition of our makers market. Our December market comes to you when there’s that ‘Madras Magic’ in the air. Continue reading There are enough reasons to celebrate in December.

By Hand from the Heart Makers Market in Chennai

Upcoming Event: Makers Market & Cyanotype Workshops at Poes Garden, Chennai

Your favourite makers market in Chennai will pop up again in February 2020! This time the curation will also feature a Cyanotype Workshop. For workshop schedule & bookings – visit: https://cyanotypeby56thday.home.blog/ By Hand from the Heart Makers Market is back … Continue reading Upcoming Event: Makers Market & Cyanotype Workshops at Poes Garden, Chennai

Meet The Farmtrepreneurs : Divya Pamuru and Sirisha Sumanth, Suvai, Chennai

Today on the blog we feature, Divya Pamuru and Sirisha Sumanth, co-founders of Suvai based in Chennai – a farm to table venture. With first hand farming experience, the founders have created a farmers community to sell organic and safe farm produce. Sirisha shares with us their start up story, their mission and the proposed showcase at  By Hand From The Heart : Makers Market this September.   About your venture ‘Suvai’. The Namma Suvai Community… It all starts with us – The desire to feed ourselves and our family nutritious, non toxic, preservative-free, balanced food that we actually want to … Continue reading Meet The Farmtrepreneurs : Divya Pamuru and Sirisha Sumanth, Suvai, Chennai

Meet The Maker: Chanchal Badsiwal, Founder & Designer, Chanchal, Bangalore

Today we feature,  designer principal Chanchal Badsiwal of Chanchal , Bangalore in our ongoing Meet The Maker Series featuring the participants at our July 2017 Makers Market. Chanchal talks about her venture and her passion for design and Indian textiles … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Chanchal Badsiwal, Founder & Designer, Chanchal, 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: Priya Dhar and Ujjal Bhuyan, Neon Store, Bangalore

Meet Priya Dhar and Ujjal Bhuyan, the founders of Neon Store. Based in Bangalore the duo are textile designers from NID, Ahmadabad. Let’s find out about their textile and clothing venture and also find out more about their passion about art, craft … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Priya Dhar and Ujjal Bhuyan, Neon Store, Bangalore

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: Benaazir Mukherjee, MoodSwings Jewelry by Benaazir

Simplicity inspires me, be it in a conversation, an artwork, a song or a person. For me, ‘ less is more’ have more conviction and longevity. We are also on a passionate pursuit to breathe new life into age-old Indian jewelry crafts and techniques. Continue reading Meet The Maker: Benaazir Mukherjee, MoodSwings Jewelry by Benaazir

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

Meet The Maker: Shishu and Chetna, Madhubani Motifs

Shishu and Chetna, currently employed as software professionals and die-hard art lovers. Born and brought up in a traditional family involved with practicing Mithila art (Madhubani Painting), the sisters have developed a keen interest in folk art forms. Continue reading Meet The Maker: Shishu and Chetna, Madhubani Motifs

Meet The Maker: Priyanjoli Basu, PRIYANJOLI

I have always loved textures and patterns, but only after traveling to places with rich textile histories and vibrant markets featuring hand-crafted fabrics that I decided to make my passion a career. Continue reading Meet The Maker: Priyanjoli Basu, PRIYANJOLI

Meet The Maker: Amrita Giriraj, VYA

I’m Amrita Giriraj, 24 years old, graduated in business and craft design from Bangalore and have an undergraduate background in Visual Arts from Stella Maris College, Chennai. For the most part of my design education, the one thing that was constantly drilled into my head was “designs don’t come from your head, they come from what you see around you. Design is nature. Nature is design. Its everywhere.” Continue reading Meet The Maker: Amrita Giriraj, VYA

Meet The Maker: Bharathi Devarajan, Nool By Hand

Nool aims to cater to that group of people who are passionate about eco friendly conscious living. The fashion we create turn into “heirlooms” where every piece tells the story of Chennimalai, a weaver’s passion and a community’s livelihood. Continue reading Meet The Maker: Bharathi Devarajan, Nool By Hand

Meet The Maker: Pritesh and Megha Asher, Juicy Chemistry

Juicy Chemistry was born with a goal to provide effective skin care products formulated with the purest and the most nutrient rich ingredients the nature has to offer. Continue reading Meet The Maker: Pritesh and Megha Asher, Juicy Chemistry

Meet The Artist: Kokila Bhattacharya

I’m 22, and all of these twenty two years I’ve doused myself in some art form or another. I juggle between dance, poetry, music & activism (if I may term it so) but spend most of my time illustrating. Being a proud drop-out from the conventional, formal (education) system and life, I am trying & experimenting with creating a life designed by me. Continue reading Meet The Artist: Kokila Bhattacharya

Meet The Artist: Brijesh Deva Reddy, Atramentous

Armed with only a black marker and an array of contingent surfaces to pick from, this Chennai based artist’s use of extreme tonal contrasts in his work make a strong impact on the viewer’s discernment. Brijesh Deva Reddy, is a Graduate of product design from Symbiosis Institute of Design in Pune and a serial entrepreneur and ethnographer by profession, comic illustrator and an artist by circumstance. Continue reading Meet The Artist: Brijesh Deva Reddy, Atramentous

Meet The Artist: Thamarai, House of Hand Embroidery

Yoga, Sangeetha and Kiran, have worked under, the renowned Jean Francois Lesage (who hails from the celebrated Lesage family of embroiderers in Paris). The three designers and partners at THAMARAI are passionate about reviving the hand embroidery craft with modern and contemporary narratives. … Continue reading Meet The Artist: Thamarai, House of Hand Embroidery