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Culture

#NICEStories: Ek Katha Clothing – Redefining Sustainable Luxury Clothing for Women

It is not often that one finds clothes that scream bohemian and chic but have their roots grounded in Indian handlooms. Ek Katha was born out of an intent to create exquisite, sustainable and luxury clothing for women. With its slow paced and traditional approach to products, Ek Katha tells a well-woven story of handlooms of India whilst catering to the likes and comfort of women who appreciate these designs.

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#NICEStories: Paytaan – Revamping the Indian Leather Footwear Industry

Paytaan is a cultural enterprise that focuses on the manufacture and trade of leather footwear like Kolhapuri chappal. 

Kolhapuri chappals date back to over 800 years ago worn mainly by the royal lineage- a matter of honor. This elevates the importance of this uniquely crafted product in the cultural history of India. Paytaan is more than just chappals – they are focused on building a better ecosystem for this industry while creating an international brand for Indian craftsmanship.

Let’s take a deep dive into the roots of Paytaan with the founder, Anurag Kokitkar.

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