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.

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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. 

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August 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Chennai Event: Meet the Maker: Famita Latheef, Cochin

Meet designer Famita Latheef at By Hand From The Heart Makers Market this February. Today on the blog Famita talks about her independent label, inspirations, workspace and a bit about … Continue reading

February 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Priyanjoli Basu, Designer & Founder, PRIYANJOLI, Chennai

Meet Priyanjoli Basu at By Hand From The Heart Makers Market this September. Today on the blog the designer shares with us a brief write up about her label and … Continue reading

August 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Rashmi Singh, Designer & Founder, Studio Moya, Bangalore

Today on our Meet The Maker Series we feature Rashmi Singh, Founder, Studio Moya, based in Bangalore. Let’s find out more about her festive exclusive showcase and her venture. Read … Continue reading

August 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Mrinalini Cariapa, Designer & Founder, Flames Of The Forest, Bangalore

Today on the blog we feature, Mrinalini Cariapa Founder of Flames Of The Forest, Bangalore; Mrinalini shares in brief her new line up, inspirations and more… lets’s find out!    … Continue reading

June 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Bernice Vijayan, Kayel, Chennai

Today we feature, jewellery designer Bernice Vijayan of KAYEL, Chennaiin our ongoing Meet The Maker Series featuring the participants at our October 2016 Makers Market. Bernice talks about her creative venture … Continue reading

September 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

  Architect Shweyta Mudgal is the design director and founder of Eight Thousand Miles – a lifestyle design for sustainable alternatives for children clothing and furnishings brand based in New York & Mumbai. … Continue reading

September 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Neha Murthy, Pachisi, Chennai

Meet Neha Murthy, designer and founder of Pachisi a design studio in Chennai that creates ancient board games on fabric. We chat up with Neha about her craft venture, products and new line … Continue reading

September 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Makers: Nitu Priya and Rajni Jajodia, Addoz, Bangalore

We chat up with the designers, Nitu Priya and Rajni Jajodia of Addoz, a textile and accessories design studio based in Bangalore. Nitu and Rajni, both Alumni of NIFT Delhi share with us their travel as a design brand that enjoys crafting, Indian at heart clothing and accessories that showcase India’s traditional art & craft roots with modern narratives.

July 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Riddhi Desai, Tiny Farm, Bangalore

Let’s meet Riddhi Desai today on our Meet The Makers Series! Riddhi is a full time designer, illustrator and founder of Tinyfarm, a design studio based in Bangalore. We catch up with Riddhi about her designs and why Chennai is her biggest inspiration. She also shares her brief on Tiny Farms’s new collection to be showcased at By Hand From The Heart Makers Market here in Chennai.

July 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Aruna Deepak, Anika Terracotta Jewelry, Hyderabad

Aruna Deepak began to design jewellery for herself and gradually began to design for friends & family. All the positive feedback encouraged her to set up Anika Terracotta Jewelry; her very own jewelry design studio in Hyderabad. We talk to her about her home based creative venture, plans and dreams for her terracotta jewellery brand.

July 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Vidya Nag, Aardra, Bangalore

An engineer and independent artist, Vidya Nag weaves sturdy and aesthetically brilliant home decor and accessories with upcycled newspaper from her home studio in Bangalore. We catch up with Vidya Nag about her craft venture, Aardra and we find out more about her hobby turned business venture and her plans for Aardra.

July 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Preeti Raja, The Revival Project, Mumbai

Designer Preeti Raja of The Revival Project crafts clothing that are fashionable and desirable with Indian textiles. Based in Mumbai, the designer talks about her influences, inspirations and her plans for her creative business.

July 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

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.

July 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Chinanshu Sharma, Paarisha, Bangalore

Chinanshu Sharma creates jewllery using yarn weaving techniques. She is a brilliant designer who has consistently experimented with blending the traditional and the unconventional. She admits she can’t go for long without innovating something new. We talk to the designer about her mixed media jewellery, her breathtaking new collection and her learnings in creative business.

July 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Divya Batra, Quirksmith, Bangalore

This August we are getting to meet Divya Batra of Quirksmith, a Bangalore based silver jewellery designer. She is the creative hand behind Quirksmith; Divya is trained professionally as an jewellery designer and her approach to design is heavily influenced by the multi-talented, multi-faceted women around her.Without further ado, we introduce to you, Divya Batra.

July 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

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.

January 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

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.

January 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

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.

January 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

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.

January 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Gyana Raghavan and Gita Ganesh, Vasthra

Designing has always been a part of us, and our love for ethnic fabrics, propelled us to study and explore textile designing. We have been working as merchandiser and designer for home decor for many years before stepping into Vasthra.

January 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

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.”

January 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet the Maker: Mita, CORR BEAUTY

Mita of CORR BEAUTY, designs hand-crafted lighting & artifacts with corrugated cardboard products from her home studio in Bangalore.

January 8, 2016 · 2 Comments

Meet The Maker: Dipti Daryanani Ahuja and Dipna Daryanani, Love The World Today

Designers of sustainable clothing and accessories for children; made from natural fibres, organic fabrics and herbal dyes.

January 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Artist: Riddhi Desai, Tinyfarm

Riddhi Desai is an illustrator and graphic designer behind ‘Tinyfarm’, a design studio based in Chennai, India. Riddi will be presenting her art prinst & stationery at the 17th Edition of By Hand From The Heart event at Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai.

January 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Usha Prajapati, Designer

The Bodhi tree is a metaphor for life and work for this talented lady who was born in Gaya. Samoolam [Sanskrit word meaning Collective roots] is the brand by Usha Prajapati that … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Siddhika Nagwade & Priya Subramanian, Artefact Designers

Marapachi dolls, a pallankuzhi game all set within a beautiful frame. A kolhapuri chappal, a broomstick inside a beautiful Maharastrian Frame. Next time you see these, you will no longer see them as just … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Shwetha Sripad, Clothing Designer

Tell us a bit about yourself. Shwetha, mom of one, love all things Indian, love my artistic inclination, love to make things – lots of crafty things, completely a craftoholic! How … Continue reading

July 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Parul Khanna, Artist and Decor Designer

Tell us a bit about yourself. I am Parul Khanna, a corporate lawyer turned artist & entrepreneur. I love art and I am a self-taught artist. After working for a few years … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

Meet The Maker: Rachna Raghuram, Illustrator

Tell us a bit about yourself. I’m Rachna Raghuram, a self-taught illustrator and I work out of my home studio in Mysore, Karnataka. When I am not working on commissioned artwork, … Continue reading

July 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Meet The Maker: Deepika Vaishnavi, Textile Designer and Illustrator

Tell us a bit about yourself. I am a textile designer, and pattern creation is my passion. I absolutely love turning my patterns into products so that people can include … Continue reading

July 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

Meet The Maker: Sindoori Thillairaj, Accessory Designer

Tell us a bit about yourself. I’m Sindoori Thillairaj. I did my Bachelors in Commerce, realised that it wasn’t my calling and then pursued an MA Fine Arts in Stella Maris. … Continue reading

July 18, 2015 · Leave a comment
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