The new wave of ‘vocal for local’ has proven to be a boost for Indian entrepreneurs. It has promoted local businesses and given customers the ability and motivation to shop with ease. This rebranded version of ‘Made In India’ has our support, and every week, TC46 spotlights small businesses and ventures you can champion and support easily through online and offline purchases.
What we absolutely love is that women have come out of the shadows of oblivion, and how! They are making their presence felt everywhere, and have made headway into male-dominated spheres that were once considered to be out of bounds. One such challenge is entrepreneurship.
This week, we’re cheering on three women-led small businesses that deserve your attention. Check them out!
Brand: Salt By Flavia
Founder: Flavia Lewis
What The Brand Offers: Sweet confectioneries
TC46 Loves: Salt By Flavia specialises in a wide range of speciality confections that have been developed over the years. All the cakes, cheesecakes, and cookies are based on precious memories of its founder. The menu includes layer cakes like the Chocolate Fudge Cake and Oranges&Lemons, cheesecakes, and cookies. The confectionery range targets everyone with a penchant for feel-good desserts.
Price: Whole cakes are priced between Rs 2,200 and Rs 3,000, while boxes of 2 to 3 pieces are priced between Rs 600 and Rs 800
Availability: They are exclusively available through Instagram and WhatsApp
Brand: The Ink Bucket
Founder: Vidhi Khandelwal
What The Brand Offers: Art & lifestyle illustration
TC46 Loves: The brand focuses on curating products that are visually and creatively exciting and aesthetically appealing. The illustrations and murals find their place on large canvases like walls to everyday knick knacks like notebook and diaries, wall and desk calendars, planners, laptop skins, and stationery, cushion covers and so much more. Any surface that can be painted on or have digital prints is home to the founder’s illustrations.
Price: The products are priced between Rs 299 and Rs 1,499
Availability: The products are available through Instagram and the brand website
Brand: Pastels And Pop
Founders: Akanksha & Aarti Chhabra
What The Brand Offers: Handcrafted footwear
TC46 Loves: Pastels And Pops offers an extensive range of ethnic juttis in traditional designs that are affordable. The footwear are all vegan, double cushioned, and handcrafted. From intricate and time-tested embroidery with zari and pearls to the new-age digital prints, the footwear appeals to people across ages and aesthetic sensibilities. Apart from juttis, the product line has also diversified into sandals and men’s juttis. There is something for everyone for daily wear as well as for special occasions like weddings. Not just footwear, there is also a separate wedding collection that includes potlis, bridesmaids packs, and boxes for brides and grooms.
Price: The footwear ranges between Rs 2,490 and Rs 4,490
Availability: The products are exclusively available via Instagram and the brand website as well as their Bengaluru-based store
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