We took up a small physical space in Industry City, Brooklyn, for you to visit us!
I still cannot believe that we actually took this massive step especially in the current scenario - when stores are shutting down due to unaffordable commercial rents, a shift in buying patterns - from in store to online, effects of pandemic still looming over etc. My thought process was simple - I strongly believe in the existence of small, charming, beautifully stocked stores. The joy of discovering unique and thoughtfully made pieces, meeting the team behind the brand, the touch and feel part of the shopping experience is more important than before. Mindful and conscious consumption movement, shopping small and with a purpose, owning pieces which bring us joy while also contributing to a good cause is on the rise for last few years but more so now.
Ever since I opened my small business space to the outside world, I have been really enjoying having conversations with my visitors. By sharing the process of natural dyes, handloom weaving, block-printing and other crafts, I feel that it makes the buying experience much more enriching for both of us. Also, after more than one full year of technology and screen overdose, we want to experience, engage and feel things again. We want to surround ourselves with people who are closest to us and have a home which make us feel safe, happy and calm.
I don't know what the future looks like but right now at this moment, I feel that opening this space could be one of the best decisions I have made for my business and for my customers. I have also been fortunate to have support of my friends, family and most importantly Industry city, who is so so supportive of small creative businesses. I am truly grateful to have their support.
If you are based in New York or are visiting, please drop in at Makers Guild at Industry City, Brooklyn. I would love to see you