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Rebirth - A collection of upcycled bags and artworks

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Rebirth - A collection of upcycled bags and artworks
Rebirth - From waste to wealth

Collaborative Creativity

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Collaborative Creativity

Pure Ghee collaborated with a landscape architect, Raquel Coutinho Estrócio to create a collection of pared-down minimalist pieces for the woman living in metros leading very active lives.  The collection consists of multi-functional pieces that are meant for everyday use. These bags cover all the activities in her life like work, travel, and entertainment.  Here are excerpts from an interview with her, where she talks about travel, what inspires her and her rendezvous with India.   Tell us a little about yourself, your educational background and work experience. I pursued Landscape architecture from Évora University, Portugal and got my basic training in...

Neel – Accessories celebrating the Indian Monsoon.

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Neel – Accessories celebrating the Indian Monsoon.

    (Picture Courtesy: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston ) Ragamala miniature painting, Malwa, 17th century. (Above) inspired by the Megh Malhar Raga. It is a depiction of Lord Krishna and Radha dancing united in the joy that the rain brings. The parched plants and people are awaiting the clouded skies. Nothing beats the feeling of the first rain hitting the shrivelled ground. In India, monsoon is more than just a season, it is a celebration of respite from the hot and sticky summers. The streets fill up with drenched children, making paper boats, the smell of chai and pakoras wafting...

Raksha Bandhan - Sibling love and precious childhood memories

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Raksha Bandhan - Sibling love and precious childhood memories
celebrates the everlasting bond between siblings

Handmade Winter wardrobe Essentials

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Handmade Winter wardrobe Essentials

Winter is the time to bring out our favourite handwoven shawls, throws and stoles as well as our hand sewn jackets to keep us warm and cozy. Combine these with neutral or earthy bags of your choice and you are all set to brave the cold in style. Here are some of our favourite pieces collected over years of travel. Khes from Punjab The khes is traditionally a floor cover or bed cover woven by women in rural Punjab as a part of their trousseau that they carry to their future homes. Woven from thick cotton they usually come in...

Gift some Joy : Holiday gift guide 2017

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Gift some Joy : Holiday gift guide 2017

  It’s time to wrack your brains to come up with some out of the box gift ideas. We love gifting and here are some great ideas from Pure Ghee to get you inspired. Hostess gifts Our new brocade runners and coasters make for beautiful host/hostess gifts. Landing up with these means a return invitation is guaranteed.    Whimsical gifts For the more creative kinds our classic gold gajras are great. They can be used in a million different ways as fashion accessories or even in home décor.   Glamorous gifts For the woman who loves a good dose of...

How to dress for Sangeet

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How to dress for Sangeet

The wedding season is upon us and here are a few tips on how you can look your best when headed out for a night long dancing to Bollywood tunes! 1.Wear something comfortableA twirl worthy skirt is a great choice as it is light weight and easy to manoeuvre. Team it with a choli blouse, some gajras and a great bag.     2.Bright Colours Since the occasion is all about having fun and festivities ditch the gold and the glitter, opt for some bright colours instead. Be bold and mix colour with abandon like this outfit in fuschia, turquoise and yellow....

Diwali Décor Ideas

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Diwali Décor Ideas

Between the monsoons and the first fall of autumn leaves comes the brightest time of the year, the festival of lights - Diwali. With it comes the gleam of earthern diyas, rangoli, beautiful décor and the time to spruce up the family home.  Pre Diwali cleaning and decorating sets the tone for this festival. It beckons us all to deck up our homes and celebrate the season of luck, wealth and prosperity. Many traditional decorations comes with their own significance – the earthern diyas signify the dispelling of darkness, the rangoli motifs bring in an auspicious time, while the torans and...

Pieces of Expression: The Patchwork Collection

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Bojagi is a Korean term used to describe wrapping cloths, made by stitching together of small pieces of used cloth in a skillful juxtaposition of vibrant colours, and is very similar to the modern abstract art as we know it. These pieces of cloth come from the remnants of fabrics used in sewing in shops and handicraft industries, focusing on the ethic of ‘waste nothing’ Based on these ideas of sustainability and utility is our Patchwork collection – at once a colourful and structured, inspired by the ancient Korean textile practice of Bojagi. The practice of bringing together waste fabric...

The Nargis Collection - A burst of blooms

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As the hot summer sun gradually gets clouded with the dark, rolling clouds of the Indian monsoon, a certain fragrance floats in the night air. It appears out of nowhere, and floats around with the summer night breeze for a long, long time. You don’t feel it till it lingers around you, and often, you notice only when the fragrance has floated away. These are the Raat Rani flowers, which bloom right at the beginning of the Indian monsoons. Their mystical, ethereal, almost sudden appearance is as alluring as their sweet, fresh fragrance. Inspired by this burst of beautiful blooms...

Gifts of Love - Rakhi gifts for sisters and brothers

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Amidst the ritual of tilak and the tying of the sacred thread, there is an undercurrent of love, joy and warmth on Rakhi. On this day, gifts become a token of affection, a celebration of the special relationship shared by a brother and sister. What makes for a perfect Rakhi gift? A gift that is thoughtful. A gift that is beautiful. A gift you know your brother or sister will keep fondly simply because it represents your affection. To celebrate these bonds of love, we have put together some Pure Ghee creations that make the perfect rakhi gifts. Gifts for...

The Rakhi edit + PURE GHEE & ORGANIC CONNECT collab

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A rakhi signifies a sister’s love for her brother and her good wishes and prayers for his well-being and prosperity. The rakhi ceremony involves the lighting of the lamp after which the sister ties the rakhi and says a little prayer for the well being of the brother. She then ties the rakhi, applies tilak on the brother’s forehead and feeds him some sweet. The brother gives her a gift in return and promises to protect her. Sisters who are living away usually send their rakhis in advance by by mail. The Pure Ghee X Organic Connect collaboration! Inspired by...

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