Baro Market, a physical pop up at Cache, the Arts and Craft Gallery, Turner Road, Bandra West, will be held from Sep 24th-26th, 2021.
With the festivities around the corners, Baro Market’s second edition of sustainable and slow fashion pop up will be held physically at Cache, the Arts and Craft Gallery, Turner Road, Bandra West, from Sep 24th-26th, 2021.
The pop up will include a wide collection of apparels from homegrown brands that strongly believe in sustainable living. “What makes Baro Market’s collection unique is that all their products are mainly handcrafted and created in small batches with a commitment to conscious living” says its founder Srila Chatterjee.
“Out of the 24 brands on display at this 3 day pop up, there are about 10 brands that are completely conscious and the rest of them believe in slow fashion and produce in small batches. The pop will have apparels and accessories for both men and women”, she adds.
Founded by Srila Chatterjee in 2019, Baro Market is all about crafts, culture, community and a commitment to conscious living. It is a platform that showcases the work of over 60 designers, artists and craftsmen from all over India.
For more information log on to : https://baromarket.in/
Sustainable brands at Baro Market :
LataSita is a pioneering design studio creating zero-waste fashion. Hunting down fabric from diverse and sometimes unexpected sources – ranging from treasured private heirlooms to the wardrobes of everyday women and even a Durga Puja pandal, designer Meghna Nayak champions the circular economy. Acclaimed nationally and internationally with sold out exhibitions from Stockholm to Taipei, Nayak’s work is exciting, fresh and dynamic.
A part rebel, part Underground brand that is brave, honest and colorful even as it has cutting edge design, Bandit chose to re-look at how products were designed and made in the context of a planet being destroyed by single use plastic. They took a common material – tarpaulin – and with 2 years of research and repeated development, created bags that are technically unparalleled, help keep excess tarpaulin away from land fills and look so cool that they are becoming a cult… Also, 10% of their profits goes to SETHU – an NGO that works for the development of special needs children in Goa.
Engineering student Monalisha found herself drawn to the metal smiths in the lanes of Kolkata, grasping techniques while she watched magic unfold. She watched jewelry become an identity maker, and in the wearing, telling the stories of travel, of heritage and of history. The tribal woman became her muse : fierce, infinite, indescribable and absolute. She thus set out to create jewelry that had much to tell : heartfelt stories, close to the earth – Earthaments.
EarthRoute has a very unique approach towards fashion, lifestyle and the well-being of our mother earth. They believe in eco fashion, slow and ethical fashion. They work with handmade artisanal fabric. Handspun and handwoven are not just cosmetic words for them, but are mantras to grow and create a sustainable future. They blend their technical product knowledge and design aesthetics with the traditional skill of the artisans to create beautiful, unique and ergonomic product range that is not only creatively challenging, but can engage maximum number of artisans in the process, thus creating a sustainable livelihood for them.
Help in suffering
Do good, buy good! Help in Suffering is the voice of the voiceless : shop for a cause with this 40 year old animal welfare charity. 100 percent of the proceeds go towards the treatment of all animals in and around Jaipur. Their wonderful products are thoughtfully created with prints that have been specially made for the organisation. There is something for every age group, from toys to boxer shorts!
Ira was born out of immense passion to reinvent Indian textile art fitted to today’s context, a determination to uphold the traditional crafts of Jamdani and Kantha of Bengal in the form of minimalistic and contemporary designs.
Ira believes in the beauty of handmade products, where every product spells distinct uniqueness of the art and the artisans we work with. Each of our pieces is meticulously handcrafted by our artisans in Bengal.
Kaisori is a celebration of Indian culture and storytelling as seen through it’s ancient crafts. It is a collective journey into the heart of India’s crafted marvels, reaching into cities for you to rediscover a love for all things handmade. Their designs are perfected by artisan’s labour of love. They present stories of India through a wide range of handcrafted products made by master artisans from different parts of India.
Centuries of artisanal values go into the handspun fabrics that these men’s shirts are created from. Its a journey around India as you feel the luxury of Ikkat, Jamdani and Khadi. Only taking these textiles into contemporary clothing will keep the master skills alive
Handcrafted fabric jewellery representing an amalgamation of our rich Indian heritage crafted into a contemporary design. All pieces are fabric based with Zari, mirror work and french knots highlighted with surface ornamentation, each piece unique, telling the story of the person who made it.
Padukas is an NGO working with the Warli tribe in the Palghar district of Maharashtra to help them earn a livelihood from their Native art, sewing skills, and their innate ability to learn and master a new craft. In 2014, Jeanette Haley started it with 8 women and they have grown to a family of 62 women from 31 nearby villages. They are not only aiming for making these women financially Independent but also nurturing the artists in them. Indian fabric scraps produced by the fashion industry are collected, segregated, combined and hand stitched into beautiful objects of art by their team of seamstresses. Each Padukas product is handmade, therefore unique and original.
A social enterprise that creates home and lifestyle products indigenously designed and made by rural women to create a sustainable ecosystem. The products are made from 100% natural cotton supporting the Indian cotton farmers.
Sienna began as a home-grown project in Kolkata, dabbling in pottery, and soon became a vehicle which would enable rural artisans to reach a larger metropolitan marketplace. Through design collaboration and putting together people of various skills, Sienna enables individual artisans and cooperatives from remote villages to have access to the urban public, while still keeping alive their ancient art forms.
Manka – Bags
MANKA – ‘from the heart’, where each piece is sourced and constructed by hand, making each one unique! Their banjara bags are embellished with mirror work, embroidery, beads and tribal jewellery by the very talented banjara women!
Neelanjana Ghose – Kantha Sarees and Stoles
Neelanjana has been working with the kantha craft for over three decades. Shestarted in the early 80s, assisting her mother – the pioneer of kantha revival – Sreelata Sarkar, and has since dedicated her life in carrying forward this legacy. Neelanjana has weaved in her eclectic sensibilities in the traditional art form and has significantly contributed to making its appeal more global. Neelanjana is also a well know costume designer for films and have worked in over 20 feature films including those of Goutam Ghose (all his features), Bedabrata Pyne (Chittagong), Suman Ghosh (Podokkhep), Anjan Das (Shanjbatir Roopkathat). She has held several exhibitions of her kantha creations in Kolkata, Dhaka, Hyderabad, Bombay, Delhi, Rome.
Bhomra Design Co
Bhomra was born from Sriparna’s love of Bengal’s legacy of the unassuming taant, dhakai and tangail Jamdani saris that she grew up watching her grandmother wear. She wanted to celebrate the craftsmanship of the weavers, forever inspired by nature, by bringing its unassuming elegance, lightness and simplicity back into our everyday lives in the form of thoughtfully designed clothing that resonated these qualities and artistry, so long found only in the sari form. Thus the adventurous little bumbling bee – Bhomra – fluttered its wings.