How entrepreneurs are fighting back onslaught of cheap Chinese goods

How entrepreneurs are fighting back onslaught of cheap Chinese goods

When entrepreneur Ally Mathan founded Areev four years ago, she aimed to create natural, handmade bath and skincare products. Two weeks ago, she launched products that eliminated plastic packaging and used lacquered Channapatna wood instead. The lacquer colours also correspond to the products’ fragrance families. Although this increased costs and product pricing, Mathan believes it […]

Lighting The Way Ahead

Lighting The Way Ahead

Atul Johri’s ideas, whether for craft design or architecture, are all rooted in tradition but contemporary in form How did your relationship with design develop? I was studying for my B.A. at Lucknow Christian College and while I was there I decided to pursue my career in design at the same time. I was very […]

Channapatna’s craft warrior; Atul Johri

Channapatna’s craft warrior; Atul Johri

Architect-turned-designer Atul Johri is taking Channapatna lacquer craft into homes across India, with his edgy designs It’s a misnomer to say that the crafts are dying. Yes, resources are shrinking and skilled artisans do not know how to market their craft. But it is the responsibility of the designers to step up and show how […]