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: Shivangi Kasliwal – Timeless Banaras
Founder: Shivangi Kasliwal
What The Brand Offers: Handcrafted Indian ethnic wear on traditional fabrics
TC46 Loves: The product line of the brand seeks to uphold the classic timelessness of Indian craftsmanship across centuries. The ethnic wear collection includes the finesse of traditionally handcrafted weaves on Indian fabrics, capturing the fashion legacy and the talented artisanship of the craftsmen. The raw materials are of premium quality and are selected with care. The ethnic collections are curated by local Banaras-based artisans from renowned weaving families, with the craft supporting their sustainable livelihood. Ikkat, chinkari, nakshikari, khun, kalamkari are just a few of the traditional art forms that the brand specialises in.
Price: The price ranges between Rs 9,000 and Rs 65,000
Availability: The products are available online through their website and Instagram as well as offline via their flagship stores and exhibitions.
Founder: Shruti Mangla
What The Brand Offers: Premium, sustainable apparel & fashion accessories
TC46 Loves: The product lines are always born out of the passion for sewing a unique brand story. The products include premium, carefully tailored apparel for men and women, along with stylish accessories like bags, cardholders, and wallets. The theme of sustainability dominates all their collection of apparel and accessories throughout the product cycle, right from sourcing to manufacturing.
Price: The price starts from Rs 1,999
Availability: The products are available online via their website and Instagram as well as through offline stores.
Brand: Mr Moustache’s Cakes
Founders: Khushboo & Arun Choudhary
What The Brand Offers: Healthy, homemade, eggless, vegan, gluten-free cakes & bakes
TC46 Loves: The artisan bakery specialises in gluten-free muffins, tea and other dry cakes, vegan cookies, and chocolates, just to name a few. It also offers customised cakes and custom bakes for every occasion, from an intimate birthday party to a grand wedding. Whatever the order, the cakes and chocolates are curated from the finest ingredients.
The healthy bakes are the result of the effort of Arun Choudhary, the co-founder of the brand and a self-taught baker. The ingredients are sourced by Khushboo who oversees all things business for the brand. The products were a hit among the buyers at one of Ramola Bachchan’s exhibitions in which the brand had participated. Being a brand partner of the exhibition, the cakes were shared with all the influencers, from whom they received rave reviews. The quality and innovation that went into the bakes did all the talking at the event. The desserts are for everyone with a sweet tooth, right from a 2-year old kid to everyone above the age.
Price: The price ranges between Rs 80 and Rs 1,500 for customised cakes.
Availability: The products are available via online F&B platforms, website and Instagram as well as offline through stalls, and exhibitions. They are open to contract-based projects too.
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