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 NAPEANSEA.
Their small but growing collection combines India’s rich craftwork and traditional techniques – such as bandhani, hand block printing and embroidery – and re-works them for a contemporary consumer.
The collection comprises of beautifully patterned homeware and clothing and an ever evolving curation of one off curios sourced from around India.
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.