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 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: Greeshma Haridasan, Founder & Designer, pot of eARTh, Chennai

Today on Meet The makers series we feature,  Greeshma Haridasan,  from pot of eARTh, Chennai. An architect turned full time craft entrepreneur, Greeshma set up pot of eARTh  to design and create paper flowers, hand illustrated cards. With a  dream at heart … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Greeshma Haridasan, Founder & Designer, pot of eARTh, Chennai

Meet The Maker: Neha Murthy, Founder & Designer, Pachisi, Chennai

Today on our Meet The Maker Series we chat up with Founder & Designer, Neha Murthy of Pachisi in Chennai. Neha’s started off 2 years ago to create fabric based ancient board games and this year Neha has ventured into felt … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Neha Murthy, Founder & Designer, Pachisi, Chennai

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: Chinmayie, Founder, Soul, Bangalore

We chat up with Chinmayie, the founder of  Soul – India’s largest babywearing brand. In today’s Meet The Makers series, let’s find out more about her company, her inspirations and the collection she will be showcasing at By Hand From The Heart Makers … Continue reading Meet the Maker: Chinmayie, Founder, Soul, Bangalore

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: Meha Gupta, Jewellery Designer, Baby Baniya, Delhi

Meha Gupta designs whimsical jewellery under her brand name Baby Baniya . Let’s find out more about her works, inspirations and her jewellery collection she plans to showcase in Chennai with By Hand From The Heart makers market event. Continue reading Meet The Maker: Meha Gupta, Jewellery Designer, Baby Baniya, Delhi

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 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

Meet The Maker: Frederic Cordonnier, Aurosoya, Auroville

Dhaval Chandarana will represent Aurosoya at the makers market this October. Dhaval works with Aurosoya as their distribution and marketing support; he quotes ” I have always enjoyed a wonderful connection with Auroville and Aurosoya. I have been a Vegan … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Frederic Cordonnier, Aurosoya, Auroville

Meet The Maker: Shweyta Mudgal, Eight Thousand Miles, Mumbai – New York

Architect Shweyta Mudgal is the design principal and founder of Eight Thousand Miles – a lifestyle design for sustainable alternatives for children clothing and furnishings brand based in New York & Mumbai. We catch up with her to understand her creative business, her dreams and her entrepreneurial journey with Eight Thousand Miles. Continue reading Meet The Maker: Shweyta Mudgal, Eight Thousand Miles, Mumbai – New York

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