Deepavali is finally around. The festive vibes, lights, new dresses and a variety of sweets and snacks are just something that one longs for throughout the year.
But what different are we doing this year? The pandemic struck world has been a tough phase for everyone especially the small scale and local businesses.
So let’s do our bit of help to these small scale businesses and go #Local4Deepavali this year. Wondering how you can buy from small businesses while staying indoors? Here’s a list of businesses which can bring a smile on your face with just a click.
Sathwika Burram Designer Boutique
Want to go traditional this festival at a very nominal price? Sathwika Burram brings a variety of traditional clothing which mostly are made of handlooms like Ikat, Mangalgiri, Jaipur cotton etc. Started just a month ago, the fashion designer has also collaborated with several silver screen stars.
Price range: 1000 onwards
To buy: https://www.instagram.com/designer_sathwikaburam/?igshid=1jev6bqntrh1f
Now that sustainable fashion is on the rise, Ewoke started in March this year offers a great collection of western and indo-western outfits that you can buy without any guilt of contributing to the carbon footprint generated. “The fabrics are all eco-friendly and we measure the carbon footprint and work accordingly. Also, the printing and dyeing is all chemical free,” says Shruti Rawal, the founder of Ewoke. Ewoke has also just recently launched a new collection with model and fashion blogger Aria Krishnamurti.
Price range: 2,500 Onwards
To buy: Log on to https://www.instagram.com/ewoke.studio/
Bringing a wide range of very good looking and comfortable jutti’s, Juttify hits the right chord for its customers’ needs. These jutti’s made by workers in the North India are brought to life with delicate threadwork, sequins and zardosi. For Deepavali, Juttify offers Ghungroo Jutti, which are very festive and be a right match to your grand festive outfits.
Price range: 1000 onwards
To buy: https://www.instagram.com/juttify (or) WhatsApp: +91 9121007417
With an aim to give a larger market to several local artisans based out of rural parts of India, especially after the pandemic, Kulture Street has started an online platform for people to buy from local artisans just by a click at their home. Having started with Seed Rakhis for Raksha Bandhan, Kulture Street brings eco-friendly products for every festival. This Deepavali, the company offers a wide range of terracotta diyas that include baby Ganesha diyas, swan diyas, diyas inside a hut, Shiv Ling diya, Panchamukh diya and Ashtamukh diyas, all made by artisans in North Karnataka.
Price range: Rs 350 onwards
To Buy: Log on to www.kulturestreet.com
Ranshu Art Nest
Bringing the lost art of puppetry back, Ranshu Art Nest brings a variety of diyas curated around the art of puppetry. Having procured the material from rural areas, the festival handicrafts startup also offers elephant diyas and many painted and customised diyas. ”Apart from diyas, we have also launched a new gift during this festive season – a seed ball. One can also customize a photo on the box along with wishes,” says Ranjani, the founder of Ranshu Art Nest.
Price range: Rs 20 onwards
To buy: https://www.amazon.in/dp/B08ML3XG73/ref=cm_sw_r_oth_api_fabc_hRMPFbT9Z8EYF
Sow and Grow
Wondering what you can gift your loved ones this year? Bored of giving simple eco-friendly gifts like saplings and plants? Sow and Grow comes to your rescue with their eco-friendly seed stationary and gift items. These stationery products made of recycled paper – including the pencils, pens and diaries have seeds embedded in them which can be planted after their use. While the pencils and pens have it in their tails and the diaries have it in their cover page. Apart from stationary, Sow and Grow also offers a variety of eco-friendly products like Gardening Kits etc.
Price range: 300 onwards
To buy: Log on to- sowandgrow.in
Offering a wide range of over 40 varieties of spices, Home Spices is the right stop for an additional flavouring in your curries. From biryani masalas to chicken tandoori masala, Home Spices mainly offer masalas for North Indian cuisine. These purely homemade spices are of premium quality and are available at very nominal rates. So add that homemade flavor to your festive cuisines with masalas from Home Spices.
Price Range: Depends on the product and quantity
To Buy: Check Home Made Spices on Flipkart
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