#NICEStories: The Indian Motif – Promoting Handwoven Elegance

Indian Motif Handloom

Handloom weaving is an age-old craft but is slowly losing itself in the pages of history. With stiff competition from power looms and the fast-fashion industry, the challenges of the weavers’ community are humungous. The vision of The Indian Motif is to make the lives of weavers financially viable and to encourage appreciation for handloom clothing among all.

#NICEStories: Millet Amma- Bringing the Magic of Millets to Indian Households

Have you ever thought that changing the components of your diet could make you feel fresh and rejuvenated? With the increase in processed food and sustenance that is high in carbs, the number of health issues, especially gut-related issues have been on the rise.  This is where Millet Amma comes in, bringing to us millets- a daily alternative that is not only much healthier but also keeps you much more energized.

#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.

#NICEStories: Dus Dishaa – Creating a Unique Experience Through Walks

Dus Dishaa

There truly exists no better way to thoroughly explore a city, than by foot. Long walks down winding paths, while listening to stories about the places you are visiting and being able to map your own path across the city while visiting historically famous areas and monuments is an experience like no other. This is what Dus Dishaa brings to you, curated special walks across Prayagraj, tailored to your wishes and expectations.

#NICEStories: Vibrant Hues- The Beauty of Hand Embroidered Sarees

Vibrant Hues Sarees

Sarees, a cultural imprint of India known worldwide. Six meters of long vivid colors that catch an ethereal beauty transforming a person. Each thread is a piece to a story portrayed by the artisan in their preferred language. VibrantHues, by Rituparna De and her two co-founders, aims to achieve her vision of bringing out the artisanal beauty of sarees to showcase to the world. Along with sarees, they have also recently started product lines in stoles, dupattas, hand-made jewelry, kantha embroidered bed covers and cushion covers, etc.

#NICEStories – Reimagining Saree Fashion at Six Yards Plus, a Sustainable and Versatile Saree Brand

Six Yards Plus is a sustainable and versatile saree brand that is changing the way women of today perceive, consume and experience sarees. Their sarees encompass numerous motifs and draping styles that cater to every kind of woman. This cultural enterprise brings hand-made and environmentally friendly sarees from traditional styles like Kalamkari, Induri and Maheshwari to signature styles that are in-house designed. 

#NICEStories – How Love, Indus Tells a Story Through Product Design by Being Triangles in a Square World

Love, Indus is a luxury skincare company that designs experiential products for their consumers. Embodying the combination of tradition and technology, every piece of their packaging gives the consumer an unparalleled immersive experience. With their incredible attention to detail, their unboxing experience centers around the story of their ingredients that are precious, rare, and beautiful.
Read more about how Love, Indus tells a story through their product and packaging design.