Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon Indians to be ‘vocal for local’ and the entire nation applauded this step that proved to be a boost for Indian entrepreneurs. It has promoted local businesses during COVID-19 and given customers the ability and motivation to shop locally with ease. This rebranded version of ‘Made In India’ has our support, and every month, TC46 will spotlight small businesses and ventures you can champion and back easily through online and offline purchases.
Mumbai and India, in general, saw a sudden rise in the board game space. With board game cafes opening up and groups of friends meeting for game nights, the sector was thriving. However, most of the games were imported which made them costlier than they needed to be. And that’s when two enthusiasts Pooja Shah and Yashna Kapasi started Rolling Dice—a board game rental service in Mumbai.
Artist, writer and filmmaker Sakshi Talwar co-founded an award-winning ecommerce rug company. Today, she is working as the CEO of Rugs And Beyond and making heads turn. The huge gap in the market was what birthed the idea for Rugs and Beyond. Sakshi completed her MBA in the U.S. and would see ‘Made in India’ products everywhere. She wanted to bridge the gap between local weavers and end customers, hence Rugs and Beyond was born in 2015.
The idea of being a fashion designer germinated when Vaidehi Paradkar was just in the 8th grade! While she was still in the third year, studying the world of fashion, fabrics and creativity, she started designing and styling for her friends and family as a form of good will. As soon as she got her degree, she created her own brand. Vaidehi Paradkar Label is all about fusion wear, where she mostly plays with ikat and other prints and weaves. Her motto is to create easy to wear garments and that’s why she only works with cotton.
The Odd Factory is a one-stop complete solution for all garment and fashion manufacturing requirements for people within India and across the globe. It follows three simple steps: O.D.D (Order, Design, Dispatch). They receive an Order, create and ideate with the client upon Design, manufacture the same and once ready, Dispatch the goods as the name ODD suggests, pun intended. They’re the only fashion factory in India that focuses more on bespoke production than MOQ’s.