My Cart


SVEŽE Craft - The beginning!

Written by Diviya Pangaria


Posted on October 08 2017

SVEŽE Craft, as you know, is our label for premium hand crafted fashion accessories. What most customers however do not know is that SVEŽE Craft is truly the foundation stone for SVEŽE.

Back in 2012, when we started conceptualising our business, our thoughts primarily revolved around creating contemporary products using traditional Indian crafts. As we started to explore the feasibility and practicality of putting it to action, we realised that there were a number of hurdles.

The entire supply chain was rigged with agents, particularly in the tribal heartland, and it was almost impossible for us to get to the artisans directly. We however started the process and shared a few designs with the agents. What came back as super expensive samples was nothing close to what we had envisioned. These pieces of art however had a reflection of the character and skill of the artisans. We realised that our messages (aka specifications) were being lost in translation from series of agents to the artisans and the costs were proving to be too much for us to make any impact in the market. We practically chose to do this another day... when we would have the necessary financial strength and a few more hands.

Time passed... and we setup a more traditional fashion business, designing our products and getting them made through our selected vendors. However, we never missed an opportunity to connect with the artisans and their unique world of crafts. Whether it was fairs such as Surajkund Mela or special events setup by our suppliers, we made sure we were present in all earnest.

As luck would have it, we met an artisan at one of our supplier's workshops. His hands wove magic on the handloom that he was operating and something within us said... this is it. Somehow it all just clicked. The artisan clearly understood what we wanted to create and translated our sketchy representations into fabrics we were left in awe off. Our supplier agreed to have him work with us entirely and also keep him at job in case we did not have sufficient work for him.

Over the next few months what transpired left us spell bound. Some of the products from our very first handwoven collection are still available on our website. Though branded as SVEŽE, it was SVEŽE Craft that was born.

The astounding skill, the commitment and passion of artisans we have been seeing since is unbelievable. It just keeps us going... everyday.




    Posted by LoJGsSPTvRmQfrCK | January 24, 2020
  • DlRmQkTanLIMWN

    Posted by WIzjBnwsOeCUVZl | January 24, 2020
  • IRfMorvSHVzYnQ

    Posted by TDISzYhOJlLtkoqP | January 19, 2020
  • jIyMHzGrO

    Posted by IzQMoxLBuhpVmykr | January 19, 2020
  • wsfGISLWFv

    Posted by CAmfavkyOejBD | January 19, 2020
  • lgLaDpFz

    Posted by swjJCPKt | January 19, 2020
  • BUwfcWHLJljak

    Posted by jNnpuUYovEGz | January 18, 2020
  • KAstdwSWYgRi

    Posted by WHtvKAzTdwYaF | January 18, 2020
  • zOrpNqFuEY

    Posted by VhxdWmYyoKbZOU | January 15, 2020
  • iwpRemBbWzIOkMq

    Posted by nCMhJgvdf | January 15, 2020

    Posted by RNQsaovSUFKT | January 14, 2020
  • LgMixGTBvtQcPI

    Posted by xYswQTyXOcf | January 14, 2020
  • zTLtoGmpWIZjFK

    Posted by ChTUdYJuk | January 14, 2020
  • fPiwrjQaAgJueVq

    Posted by YqdXQOnADPicr | January 14, 2020
  • WmZLuDAxklhpQ

    Posted by pBfXVTSrFUtaQ | January 14, 2020
  • mRpIyGoZhi

    Posted by pqQnXBfyNHhxsR | January 07, 2020
  • CWJtpkLgUcYz

    Posted by WadpGsNnVgrDx | January 05, 2020
  • rqugRVzhApsI

    Posted by qMaiVvsAD | January 05, 2020
  • iQnJfHEeNjpMvDlY

    Posted by XPEfWTdzoJp | January 05, 2020
  • nkvHPyXAz

    Posted by UiGChZEr | January 05, 2020
Leave a Comment
1 2 38 >