your Launched in 2014 by Sana Shakoor and Divya Rashul, Mumbai-based label Nomada draws inspiration from various cultures, landmarks, traditions and elements of folklore—their versatile pieces are ideal for someone who has a keen eye for detailing.
With elegant clutches and sling bags featuring beadwork, embroidered flora and fauna and embellishments, it’s no surprise the brand is quickly becoming a favourite among the fashion set. Their evil-eye clutch covered with beadwork and the sling bag showcasing embroidered birds are some of our favourites.
Zuzana Gombosova’s innovative brand Malai grabbed the winning title at this year’s Circular Design Challenge at Lakmé Fashion Week summer/resort 2020. Converting coconut water into streamlined plant fibre accessories, this Kerala-based label is offering a sustainable alternative for leather. The brand has a wide range of styles—think utility tote bags, belted bags, sling bags, laptop bags, wallets, mini backpacks and more. When it comes to their colour palette, they have plenty to offer too—from tans to deep wines and multiple shades of browns, maroon and beige.
Hitting the right cords between modern and contemporary, Wicker Weaves, Niyati and Tanvi Shah’s Mumbai-based label, produces vegan basket bags punctuated with quirky elements. What makes their handcrafted bags different from the ones available in the market is the intricate detailing featuring faux leather, beadwork, shells and kardana embroidery. Their minimal, striking and versatile pieces are not only apt for your beachy vacations but can also be worn with dresses for you Sunday brunches.
Introduced in 2019, Straw India collaborates with artisans based in Africa for creating bags and accessories produced using sustainable materials including recycled cloth, brass and wood. The brand offers a mix of handmade bags in different sizes and shapes including saddle bags, boxy slings, foldable totes and wrap wallets. We are currently crushing on their Tia Ruffle bucket bag that comes with fringe detailing and pastel pink Hana Pompom bag from their spring/summer 2020 collection.
Parisienne-based designer wandered the world over, finally establishing her eponymous label of hand-embroidered clothing, jewellery and accessories in Delhi. Her label being the perfect mix of traditional craftsmanship and modern aesthetic alongside her commitment to sustainability to source material locally makes it to the top of our lust list.