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#NICEStories: Women Weaving Heritage at Sirohi

For the longest time, financial independence has been a dream for many women. Invisible shackles of domestic responsibilities exert tremendous social pressure and prevent them from achieving their dreams. In today’s changing times, women are finally shattering the glass ceiling. They are working in every field, be it start-ups, politics, sports, business, finance, or industry. It is a promising sign that women today are ready to take the reins.

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#NICEStories: Rustic Art – Sustainable alternatives for personal and beauty care

Finding the right beauty and skincare products that are natural and genuine is definitely a hassle. Rustic Art was born keeping this issue in mind. With its cruelty free, vegan and affordable natively sourced, natural products, Rustic Art aims to reduce water wastage and the overall carbon footprint that regular cosmetics otherwise fail to take note of. With a woman dominated workforce, their products are made with nurture and care – with each product being a natural and cultural depiction of art on its own.

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Woman Entrepreneur

#NICEStories: EkiBeki- Contemporizing Indian Art and Crafts

While art auctions and exhibitions build a perception of high value, this is seen more widely abroad. Yet only by a niche audience views Indian arts and crafts with value. India’s rich heritage and culture contributes to a beautiful spectrum of arts and crafts across the country. They are slowly lost due to lack of awareness. This is where EkiBeki steps in, a company that prizes rural craft above all, giving it a contemporary flair to create stunning pieces. They work towards making Indians more aware about the treasure trove of art in India, while also creating livelihoods for artisans.

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Entrepreneur

Different Funding Sources for Entrepreneurs

The pitch to secure the right amount of funding is daunting for any entrepreneur. Furthermore, securing the right method of funding is an important factor as well.

Read on to gain insights into equity, loans, grants and practices to follow to raise capital.

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Business

#NICEStories – Zishta: Bringing Traditional Indian Cookware and Crafts Back into your Homes

Ever seen your grandmother’s initials etched on your mother’s utensils? India has always carried forward the practice of passing down utensils and serveware generationally. Zishta was started by Meera Ramakrishnan, Archish Mathe Madhavan and Varishta Sampath with a vision to revive and leverage traditional wisdom to make homes more environment friendly and holistic.

Currently serving over 22 countries, Zishta brings to your homes heritage crafts and cookware from their place of origin. Follow Meera’s journey as she highlights the benefits of these age-old practices, and what it takes to make a business sustainable.

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Business

#NICEStories: How Plume Jewelry is Redefining Trends in Heritage Jewelry

Wanted your jewelry to speak your mind? Featuring Plume Jewelry, a house of handcrafted fine jewelry. Rupali Gupta and Rakshit Jargad founded Plume with the vision of redefining trends in fine silver jewelry through creative reinterpretation of heritage crafts and design. They create ethno-contemporary designs executed with heritage craftsmanship.
By converting customers’ designs into final pieces with their in-house expertise, Rupali and Rakshit focus on delighting and winning customers. Read on to find out how they are striving to carve a niche in the affordable luxury jewelry space with Plume.

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