16 Oct Shopwati at Blind School Mela 2017!
It’s that time of the year again: Diwali is just around the corner and the ever-popular Diwali mela held by the Blind Relief Association is now in full swing. It’s a week long Diwali Fair and entry is free for all. Blind School Diwali Fair is one of the best options for festival shopping in Delhi. Known for stalls by various NGOs, the fair offers Diwali Gift options such as Chocolate and cookies, Diwali Decor items, hand made lamps, clothes, home accessories, artware etc.It started this year on 10th of October and would go on till the 16th, hereby giving all of us a wide variety of products to shop this festive season.
Shopwati was also at the Diwali mela and she happened to pick 3 unique designers from the list that you look out for at the mela!!!
MAITRI JAIPUR :
The first one she met was Varuna from Jaipur, a super warm lady doing some very nice cotton Silk/linen block printed and vegetable dye Kurta sets. The unique thing about this double layered suit set is that block printing is done by hand because of which the design in each of their pieces stands out. The set priced at INR 4,000 which is very complete value for money
Being in the line for almost a decade in Jaipur their festive line is very much in trend as their unique pattern is what makes it different . Their suit sets can easily be worn at any upcoming Diwali parties and are a must buy! They mostly lie in the semi-formal category.
Where to find them: D-26, Roop Vihar Colony, Opp Karoli Garden, new Saganer road, Jaipur302019
Shopwati met another very interesting lady Monisha who deals in wide variety of Stoles and shalws, she has an array of all weather stoles ,summer stoles and winter stoles/shawls in her range that can be used for personal use, regular gifting or for wedding favours etc.
Being a native of Himachal, she strongly believes in reviving the hand wovens from Himachal and that is where the USP of the brand lies! What started as a small brand almost 16 years ago is now wholesaling, retailing as well exporting these stoles across the country. They specialize is Pure Pashmina shawls and Shibori work on it is what sells the most. Their range goes up from Rs 1500 to 5,00,000.
Their economical range consists of Pure wool stoles, Digital print stoles, Silkwool blends etc. Guys! Monal should definitely be your next choice If you want to buy good quality stoles from Delhi! Highly recommended
Where to find them : F-79/8, Western Avenue Sainik Farm New Delhi 62
Contact: 9999161053, 9810179199
AKRITI ART CREATIONS
Walking past the Diwali Mela Akriti Art creations caught our attention out of all stalls, they had a broad range of Antique furniture, Terracotta vases, Table lamps, Miniature pots, Wind chimes, Trays and many more home decor items, also a lot of Diwali focused products were displayed at their stall at the mela! The brands’s objective is to revive Madhubani, Worli and Dhokra work in their pieces for which the owner Suman Santhalia has been given a national award for, along with this huge achievement she has also been granted a space from the government at Rajiv Gandhi memorial centre at Dilli Haat.
The Interesting part about their products was that everything is hand painted and they have employed 3,000 girls from 250 slums for this Initiative. Their product range starts from Rs 150 and goes up till 2,00,000. What we think was the highlight of their range was the handpainted beautiful trays, most appropriate for gifting purposes.
201011 Ghazibad, Uttar Pradesh, India
With all these designers picked this season, we surely are waiting for the next season! For more such updates about unique finds in the city, keep reading the Shopwati Blog.