Believe it or not - We are all connected by the love of travel! Travelled through time, miles or imagination. Each journey leaves you speechless and then turns you into storytellers. Melange is a traveler, bringing the story of art and craft – The best alliance of mankind and nature. Be it jewelry – stone and metal or fabric – cotton and wool, the textures, colors and patterns tell the story of this alliance. Artisans have carried this alliance for centuries and still do, through needle and thread, through casting and carving. Wish you would own some of these if not all. Well, so does Melange’s founders. To whom, the excitement of each new place and new culture comes with one must do, carrying back a piece of culture for friends and family. Melange is a way to share it with many more. A collaboration between new age design and true artisans/craftmen skilled with age old craft. Wrapped with imagination and warmth, for you to own it for sentiments. Melange is an entrepreneur journey to bring affordable luxury to all. We invite you to participate in the journey, follow us on Facebook, and visit our website, let us a note– tell us, what would you like us to bring to you. Keep us honest, keep us humble – We know we can make this world a better place, leave a comment let us know a cause you would like us to support.
Shipra Bhatia Tewani
Growing up with a mother with super fine taste, I vividly remember mum's white cotton block printed "dohars" she used in summer, the feel of pure pashmina in winters, the gemstones she carefully beaded together with pearls for her jewel pieces. My life was always surrounded by Paisleys, Pastels et al.” This learning was further reinforced when I went on to learn and practice design for 8 years. But I knew my calling was always in the pure chic pieces I grew up with! So there I was, formally learning how to do business while creating advertisements for living.
Finally, I have taken the leap to manufacture and curate the best of pieces from all walks of life, bringing them to the world in the form of “Melange".
After completing my MBA, I joined the corporate bandwagon as expected. But, I was lucky to have a travelling job and thus got to explore our beautiful country. The variety of fabric and the myriad hues as I traveled across states always fascinated me. The spirit of each state and the representation of its culture weaved and printed on fabric made me appreciate the rich culture that I am a part of.
I was always looking for more in life then a hectic corporate job and thus I recently joined an NGO as a teacher to underprivileged kids. This turn in life also came up with Melange Chic which is our attempt to share my country’s rich culture heritage through fabric that speaks for itself.