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.
Indian gourmet chocolate brand ChocoHaul started as a culinary experiment by Geeta Notani; she was stirring up indulgent treats for her family and friends. Blessed with a natural flair for the culinary arts, Notani never considered converting it into a business. But when she received rave reviews about the chocolates she offered, she was thrilled. Before she knew it, orders were pouring in and she couldn’t help but keep up. Now ChocoHaul is a small, homegrown operation and Geeta is the Chief Chocolate Officer (CCO). It offers an array of chocolates:
It is correctly said that art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. Soul_Ful_Of_Sunshine is a brand born out of courage, where the creator took a leap and left her corporate job to pursue the passion of creating art. Aditee Dabke says that each product she makes is special, as she puts all her heart and soul into it and handcrafts it personally. Instead of restricting herself to any one kind of art, with this brand she started in July 2019, she explores various types of art forms which range from very disciplined mandala art to playful doodling, and even completely limitless abstract art. She has created a wide range of standardised as well as customised home décor products and gifting products.
The Soap Treasures is founded and run by Chitra Gohad. She is a designer with a keen interest in Interaction design. Though she officially launched her store in early 2019, the idea came to her during her teenage years. Chitra always had sensitive skin, prone to allergic reactions from chemicals and preservatives in her bathing products. Growing up, she largely relied on home remedies for her beauty and hygiene needs. When she heard about natural soaps and soap-making methods, she was intrigued. This led to her experimenting with natural ingredients such as fruits, flowers, oils, organic plants/seeds and flours to create handcrafted soaps that are suitable for all skin types, especially those with sensitive skin. The Soap Treasures gives you a
With words running into lines and scribbles snaking their way across the pages, journals hold an integral part in the lives of many. From the one with a lock and key that keeps all your secrets safe to the one that fits right in your pocket, the options are endless. But there are a few that are handcrafted with love and passion for you to pen down your thoughts and to let your imagination run wild between the pages. One such home-grown brand making handmade stationery is by mother-daughter duo, Minakshi & Aishwarya Jhawar.