The new wave of ‘vocal for local’ 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.

Artists, entrepreneurs, visionaries and experts, Indian women are shattering glass ceilings and breaking out of boxes. Success, tied with skills and hard work, is what makes those featured in our list today an inspiration for many. And the journey, for these women of incredible talent, are stories that must be told.

This week, here are some brands we’re cheering on; check them out!

Luxury Gifting & Self-Care Boxes by Blissful Bundles

Blissful Bundles was founded in Delhi in 2020 as a luxury self-care and gifting box brand.  They deliver self-care wellness goodies that are lifestyle-themed and make for great gifting options too. The brand was founded by Upasana Jain, an English (Hons) graduate from Delhi University. She has also completed her Fashion Styling and Image Design degree from Pearl Institute. Her forte lies in elegant aesthetics, romanticism, and conceptual thinking, coupled with a creative proclivity.

The brand is happy and excited to help you find your box of joy, which will be filled with curated ingredients of happiness. Passionately focused on the purity and efficacy of the formulation of each and every product, the brand provides products that are specially designed to inspire happier lives and provide you with joy boosting activities. Wellness items are meant to nourish your mind, body, and soul. At Blissful Bundles, they deliver happiness in a box. It is a box full of self-care and relaxation so that you can pamper yourself and rejuvenate your mind and soul for a quality lifestyle. The products are also specially curated for festivities and other occasions to meet your special needs.

A few of their pre-curated bundles include spa bundle, face glow bundle, spa bundle, cocktail bundle, PMS bundle, and men’s bundle. Also, there are special bundles done for occasions like Diwali, Christmas, Birthday, Weddings, and Anniversaries. The products start from Rs 2,050 onwards. They are available for purchase on the website and on Instagram as well.

Decoupage by Paperfantasees

While we may look at a paper as a plain canvas to be written or drawn on, Tanvi Shah sees in them the means to actually build fantastic handmade tea chests, jewellery boxes, trays and various vintage antique decoupage products. Thus, the self-explanatory name of her venture – Paperfantasees. As a brand, it is synonymous with impeccable finish and a tasteful aesthetic. Though each piece is exclusively handcrafted and customised, she makes sure that every product is finished with the same level of perfection and care.

A microbiologist and a teacher, Tanvi quit her job in 2012 and the need to stay productive at home drew her to another kind of science. The science of paper-crafting. She was always inclined towards arts and crafts as a child. When Tanvi started blogging and encountered online paper-crafting challenges, it helped her reconnect with her inner-passion and connect with other crafters as well. Experimenting with designing products for other blogs and training years in paper-crafting, she eventually – with support from her husband – invested in supplies and tools. The paper-trail to Paperfantasees’ success began with Tanvi first crafting products for friends and relatives that were looking for something customised, which then led to participation in flea markets and pop-up bazaars, eventually moving her products online.

If you’re looking to adorn your home or any other space with one-of-a-kind, creative, boutique-style merchandise, Paperfantasees ought to be your go-to brand! You can view the unique artform pieces on the Instagram page.

Minimalistic Jewellery by Aurum Designs

Aurum is the brainchild of our Founder and Creative head Sonaxhi Tibrewal. After completing her graduation from St. Xaviers College, Kolkata she decided to give her passion a chance to make it her profession. She worked with few jewellery professionals in the country to gather practical knowledge and thus began Aurum Designs.

Born and raised in Kolkata, Sonaxhi, the founder, is inspired by contemporary design and exotic heirlooms from around the world. She hopes to feed her love of the hunt for exciting new sources and inspiration by travelling often. With every piece she creates, both modern and timeless, she looks forward to continuing to share her artistry and bring everyday beauty to her customers’ lives.

The products are locally made by the artisans of India, skilfully handcrafted and polished to perfection. The jewellery is a culmination of the craftsman technical prowess and keen attention to detail. The inspiration of the pieces lies in a combination of both Indian traditions and Global culture.

A minimalistic approach, the brand aims to create lightweight products that are versatile and wearable every day. The base metal is a combination of brass and silver coated with an 18K gold lacquer finish.

The average price ranges from Rs 500 to Rs 3,000, making it an affordable choice. The products are available at their store at Camac Street, Kolkata and online on Instagram.

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