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Make in India

THIS INDEPENDENCE DAY LETS PROMOTE MAKE IN INDIA

TRY THESE BRANDS AND MAKE YOUR CONTRIBUTION IN MAKE IN INDIA INITIATIVE

This Independence Day week we will talk about some of the brands who have given new dimensions to the Indian artisans and their talent. 

If you think it is impossible to have a successful business by going back again into our cultural heritage and in this modern world only modern means can make you earn money.

You must see this brand as it is giving us directions on how the world could be a better place if we take our culture and the culturally rich villagers along.

Uplifting and improving the lives of hundreds of artisans all over India. Earning from them and making them earn as well. Such a beautiful alliance is all that we need in our country.

I have curated some of my favourite looks from the brand which I feel is such a beautiful blend between culture and modern age fashion.

https://okhai.org

Okhai is a brand trying to bring the rich cultural heritage of our country back to life. The brand is offering handcrafted apparel and lifestyle products created by rural artisans from across India. These artisans are gifted with the talent and traditional skills to craft exquisite designs in styles that are unique to their culture and heritage.

Okhai products offer contemporary designs, which are reasonably priced. Modifying and selling to help these artisans help themselves. Motivating the fading craft and encouraging the locals to get more involved in it, increasing there self-confidence and self-esteem to acquire new skills; to give them the required to earn by their own industry.

The rich culture and traditions that these rural communities are steeped in is translated into products by pairing traditional art with contemporary designs and modern processes.

Some of my favourite looks from the brand:-

BEAUTIFUL ELEGANT SAREES

Black Khadi sari with Red Square Buti

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The beautifully crafted handloom black cotton saree is an example of pure elegance. The square red block detailing in the saree and the pom poms on the edge is adding the perfect pop of color to it.

Indigo Dabu Handblock Print Chanderi Silk

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Every shade in the saree is so rich in its own and the blend of the blues is so refreshing to the eyes. The modern blend of our existing culture is something everyone should have in their wardrobe.

ELEGANT RICH SILK SAREES

Hand crafted Silk Shibori Sari

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The bright pink & sea green color of the Bangalore silk saree is so beautiful. The fine shibori Japanese tie-dye design is very interesting. A very classy and rich piece to have in your wardrobe.

Hand crafted Silk Printed & Shibori Sari

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Red & indigo crepe silk saree is a combination of fine shibori Japanese tie dye technique and block printing. Designed for a modern age confident women by a talented team of craftswomen.

TOPS

‘Starlight’ Cotton Embroidered Top

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The constellation embroidery on the top is such a unique piece of art. I love the modern cape cut of it as well.

Aloe hand block printed pure cotton shirt

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This white shirt has the cutest motifs of succulents, cacti and shrubs, hand painted! Such beautiful blend of latest fashion with old techniques.The fact that you can stylise this shirt in multiple ways is a bonus point for sure.

‘Agave’ Hand Block Printed Pure Cotton Top

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The overdramatic sleeves of the top is so cute and fun. Pure cotton is best for summers and the top seems so airy and breezy which makes it perfect for our summer days.

Kora strap top

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It is a cute tie-up straps top to have. The delicate embroidery in the front, to the double layering in the top, it is such an interesting neutral colour piece which gives us the variety of options to pair it with.

BOMBER JACKET & CO-ORD SETS

‘Moonlight’ Embroidered Cotton Bomber Jacket

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Bomber jackets are an amazing option for layering. You can pair it with bralets, corsets. crop tops, ganji top, tube top etc. But it is usually worn in winters because of the fabric it is made in. Having a cotton bomber jacket in the wardrobe can create many new looks for you.

Okhai ‘Globetrotter’ Embroidered Cotton Bomber Coord

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Co- ord sets are the most comfortable piece of outfit. These are best for travelling and for the ones who are searching for comfort in their outfits.

JUMPSUITS

‘Succulent’ Hand Block Printed Pure Cotton Jumpsuit

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The print is amazing and the concept of cactus block printing is so new and fresh. Pure cotton fabric and the airy breezy fit of it makes the outfit a best purchase for summers.

AIRY BREEZY DAY WEAR DRESSES

‘Daphne’ Muslin Modal Ombre Kaftan

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Rich forest green shades of the kaftan looks very unique and rich. Modal fabric gives a very flowy look which makes it perfect for vacations and relaxation time.

‘Joy-Pod’ Cotton Indigo Dhabu Dress

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Again an airy fabric like cotton Dhabu which is perfect for summers. Best for college going girls, pair it with sneakers or you can try an indo – western look with it as well. Kolahpuri chappals, some nice oxidised jewellery (for oxidised jewellery ideas check our jewellery blog) and a nice contrasting scarf for the extra pop of colour. There is a-lot to play around.

EVENING WEAR DRESSES

‘Constellations’ Embroidered Indigo Cotton Wrap Dress

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The silhouette seems perfect for almost all kinds of body types. The embroidery over the dress makes it a unique outfit and all in all I feel it is a perfect outfit for any evening occasion.

‘Taahira’ Embroidery Work Pure Cotton Dress

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Though we have been looking mirror work from ages and we could not even imagine having it in our dresses but the fact that it is breaking all the stereotypes makes it unique on its own. The gathers near the waist area is so unique. The placement of the embroidery is fresh and different. Overall a very unique and refreshing look to have. 

‘MAKE IN INDIA’ is a beautiful way of changing the world around us. Our country is so rich in culture that we ourselves don’t know what all craft we have been creating for ages. On this Independence Day let’s support and promote the ‘MAKE IN INDIA’ initiative and be a part of a big change in the country.

Happy Independence Day to all. 

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