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

The makers market event in Chennai aka Madras, dedicated to handmade & design by independent talent, artisanal & homegrown labels.

Meet The Maker: Radhika Ravindran, MaLola- Nature Nurtures, Bangalore

Today on the blog, we feature Radhika Ravindran, Plant Lover, Holistic Health Practitioner, Herb Crafter and Founder of MaLola- Nature Nurtures, based in Bangalore. Why did you become a maker?  Why … Continue reading

July 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Sayalee Marathe, Aadyaa, Pune

Today on the blog, we feature Sayalee Marathe, silver jewellery designer and Founder of Aadyaa,  a silver jewellery design label based in Pune. 1.       Tell us a bit about yourself. I’m … Continue reading

July 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker:  Navdeep Kaur, Aagghhoo, Bangalore

Today on the blog, we feature Navdeep Kaur – Founder & Design Director  of ‘Aagghhoo’,  a homegrown clothing brand based in Bangalore; specialising in childrens wear and accessories.  1. Tell … Continue reading

July 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Uma Narayan, Umang Beads, Chennai

Today on the blog, we feature Uma Narayan, Founder and Curator at Umang Beads, a jewellery label founded in Chennai. Tell us a bit about yourself.    Although a botanist by … Continue reading

July 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Sunita Suhas, Indian Yards, Ooty

Today on the blog, we feature Sunita Suhas, quilt designer and founder of Indian Yards; Ooty. She shares with us, her brand story …     1. Tell us a bit about … Continue reading

July 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Madhu Reka, Hashtag Azhagi, Bangalore

Today on the blog, we feature Madhu Reka, textile designer maker and founder of Hashtag Azhagi; Bangalore. She shares with us, her brand story …               … Continue reading

July 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Arun Viswanathan, Chitra’m Craft Chocolates, Coimbatore

Today on the blog, we feature Arun Viswanathan, chocolatier and founder of Chitra’m Craft Chocolates, Coimbatore. He shares with us, his brand story …     Tell us a bit about yourself.  … Continue reading

July 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Sumithra, SewMe Dolls, Bangalore

Today on the blog, we feature Sumithra, doll maker and founder of SewMe Dolls; Bangalore. She shares with us, her brand story …   1. Tell us a bit about yourself.   … Continue reading

July 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Priyanka, Angia, Mumbai

Today on the blog, we feature Priyanka, Bra designer and Founder of Angia, based in Mumbai. Tell us a bit about yourself.  Hi, We are from Mumbai and make hand … Continue reading

July 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Porgai Artisans Association, Sittilingi

Dr.Lalitha Regi and a few member artisans share with us the story of Porgai Artisans Association, based in Tamil Nadu. Porgai is a society of 60 lambadi women artisans . The Lambadis were a nomadic tribe originally from north western india,.somewhere in the present Gujarat /Rajastan border.They migrated down with the Mughal army and settled in Maharashtra , Karnataka, Andra Pradesh and Tamilnadu. ‘Sittilingi’ valley is the 2 nd southernmost settlement of Lambadi community in India.

July 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Srutiza Mohanty, Risham Jewelry, Bangalore

Today on the blog, we feature Srutiza Mohanty, jewellery designer and founder of Risham Jewelry; Bangalore. She shares with us, her brand story …     Tell us a bit about … Continue reading

July 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Tanuja Ramani, Cloudy Sky Studio, Chennai

Today on the blog, we feature Tanuja Ramani, founder and artist – illustrator at Cloudy Sky Studio; Chennai. She speaks about her creative venture and her brand story …     1.Tell … Continue reading

July 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Bayiravi Mani, Kol Kol Baby Carrier, Gurgaon

Today on the blog, we feature Bayiravi Mani, founder of Kol Kol Baby Carrier, Gurgaon. Her label story in brief… Tell us a bit about yourself. I am from Chennai … Continue reading

January 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Siva Devireddy, the good loom, Bangalore

Today on the blog, we feature, the good loom, a brand by GoCoop, India’s first national award winning online marketplace for weavers and artisans.      Tell us a bit about the brand. … Continue reading

January 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Gina Joseph, Zola India, Chennai

Today on the blog, we feature craft revivalist and jewelry artist Gina Joseph  and founder of Zola India, a jewelry label based in Chennai. Her story…   Tell us a bit … Continue reading

January 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Rhea Hirani Shah, Aaharya, Mumbai

Today on the blog, we feature jewellery designer Rhea Hirani Shah and founder of Aaharya, a home grown jewelry label specializing in kemp jewellery (temple jewellery), based in Mumbai. Her story…   … Continue reading

January 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Abhilasha Trivedi, Woven Traditions, Lucknow

Today on the blog, we feature Abhilasha Trivedi, embroidery revivalist and founder of Woven Traditions, Lucknow. Her story…   Tell us a bit about yourself. A creative forever learning mom of two presently … Continue reading

January 27, 2019

Meet The Maker: Ruchi Kochhar, StyleAura®, Bangalore

Today on the blog, we feature jewellery designer Ruchi Kochhar and founder of StyleAura®, a jewelry label in Bangalore. Her label story…   Tell us a bit about the founder & … Continue reading

January 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Shreya Lohia, Rajas, Bangalore

Today on the blog, we feature Shreya Lohia, designer & founder of Rajas a sustainable fashion label based in Bangalore. Her story…   Tell us a bit about yourself.  I am … Continue reading

January 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Mrunmayee Namjoshi, Studio VAM, Indore

Today on the blog, we feature Textile, Print & Jewelry Designer Mrunmayee Namjoshi. She is is the creative head & founder of Studio VAM, a home grown label in Indore. … Continue reading

January 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Ketna Contractor, Chennai

Today on the blog, we feature Ketna Contractor, designer of yoga mats. Her story in brief…   Tell us a bit about yourself.I am Ketna Contractor, I have done my Bachelors … Continue reading

January 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Bindu Nair, Ela India, Palakkad

Today on the blog, we feature Bindu Nair, Creative director and founder at Ela India a sustainable womens wear brand based in Palakkad. Her story…   Tell us a bit about … Continue reading

January 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Bhavya Ramesh, Bhavya Ramesh Jewelry, Bangalore

Today on the blog, we feature jewellery designer Bhavya Ramesh and founder of Bhavya Ramesh Jewelry, a home grown label in Bangalore. Her story…     Tell us a bit about … Continue reading

January 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meet The Makers : Sudha Sekhar and Susan John, Subr, Chennai – Bangalore

Today on the blog, we feature Sudha Sekhar and Susan John,  bag makers and founders of Subr, a home grown brand crafting well made bags. Their story…   A bit about … Continue reading

January 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Dr. Merin Liza Jacob, y’aura, Bangalore

Today on the blog, we feature Dr. Merin Liza Jacob, Formulator & Founder of y’aura, a home grown label, crafting bath & body care products in Bangalore. Her story…   Tell … Continue reading

January 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Senthil Kumar Balu, Wholesome Rhapsody, Chennai

Today on the blog, we feature Senthil Kumar Balu, Experimental Healthy Baker & Founder of Wholesome Rhapsody, Chennai, a home based business that produces small batches of healthy desserts food … Continue reading

January 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Abha Appasamy, Abha’s Probiotic, Chennai

Today on the blog, we feature Abha Appasamy, the Founder of Abha’s Probiotic, a home based business that produces small batches of probiotic food in Chennai.  Her label story… Tell … Continue reading

January 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Snekha Ragavendran, Scraft, Chennai

Today on the blog, we feature paper invite & card designer Snekha Ragavendran of Scraft. Her venture story in brief…   Tell us a bit about yourself. A proud mother and a … Continue reading

January 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Divya Jayashankar, Beachville Coffee Roasters, Chennai

Today on the blog, we feature Divya Jayashankar, the Founder & Specialty Coffee Roaster of Beachville Coffee Roasters, a specialty coffee roastery based in Chennai.  Her label story… Tell us … Continue reading

January 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Startup lessons

Article Contribution: Charu Roopha Srikanth. Author: Charu Roopha Srikanth, is the founder and designer of Colors & Mirrors, an apparel label. Charu was a featured maker at The Makers Market hosted by By Hand From The Heart in August 2016. She showcased her first collection from her then 1 month old venture. 

August 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Kritha Makwana of KRITHAA, Ahmedabad

Kritha Makwana shares with us her creative and entrepreneurial journey so far with KRITHAA. Read on.  Tell us a bit about yourself  My passion for jewelry started while I was … Continue reading

August 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Reka Ashok, Tamarai, Chennai

Today on the blog, meet Reka Ashok of Tamarai. She shares her label story. Do visit her at our makers market this August. Tell us a bit about yourself. My … Continue reading

August 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

August 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Tanuja Sethi, Shop with ‘Tanuja’, Bhubaneswar

Tanuja is a textile artist. She works from her quaint studio in Bhubaneswar. Her canvas is a  tote, tea towel or even a stole. Let’s find out more about the artist, … Continue reading

August 18, 2018 · Leave a comment
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