A new Brand to love: N​APEANSEA

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I’m so lucky to be surrounded by people who inspire me with their creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. Tired of the relentlessness of the corporate world they are striking out on their own, keen to make their mark and create a sustainable future for themselves by starting their own businesses.

My former colleague and friend, interiors journalist Rohini Wahi and her textile designer mum Reena Ray Wahi ­have done just that with their lovely new Indian home and lifestyle brand N​APEANSEA.

Their small but growing collection combines India’s rich craftwork and traditional techniques –  such as ​bandhani, hand block printing and e​mbroidery – and re-works them for a contemporary consumer.

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Kajal Dhaga Napkin £10.99

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Washed cotton table runner £25

The collection comprises of beautifully patterned homeware and clothing and an ever­ evolving curation of one ­off curios sourced from around India.

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Pure cotton hand dyed Shibori scarf £30

A mix of artisan workmanship and covetable Indian textiles, each of their pieces are lovingly manufactured in the outskirts of New Delhi, in collaboration with a factory run by three generations of entrepreneurial women.

You can buy the range online or go along to their pop up at West Elm on the 14th and 15th May.

You can follow NAPEANSEA on Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram.

4 Comments

  • sue evans says:

    Nice ! Thanks for sharing jane. Does anyone know what the sizing is like ? The lovely blue shirt only goes up to Medium ( a UK 12) — it;s a long time since I managed to squeeze into a 12 …..

  • Rohini Wahi says:

    Hi Sue! Rohini here from Napeansea – so glad you like our shirt – we do stock it in Large but the shirt has been so popular we will be re-stocking this week so please keep an eye out. The silhouette of the shirt is designed to appear oversized so sizes are generous. If you want to pop us an email on our site we will let you know when the item is re-stocked. Rohini x

  • Julia Little says:

    Thanks TWR, have ordered the top and a bag, look forward to receiving them.

  • sue evans says:

    Thanks Rohini, I’ll send you my email address and hopefully will be able to order the Large shirt ! One question ….. do you ship to France ? Thanks
    Sue

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