When you feel passionate about an idea that idea takes form and changes your life forever. Meet #KetkiTorane whose love for traditional, hand woven fabrics especially khann material, led her to quit her 9 to 5 job and turned her into a successful designer/entrepreneur. Ketki’s Store #CraftVillage, is famous for artefacts and home decor products designed and hand crafted using hand woven fabrics.
Craft Village nestled in the bustling bylanes of Bavdhan Pune, is chock o block with creative, affordable products. From lamps and photo frames to table runners and even jewellery, every product here is made of brightly coloured traditional fabrics.
Ketaki Torane, under her brand Craft Village, has 3 categories, viz, Squares, which has home decor products, Alankar, that is contemporary jewellry and Potlis as the name suggest is all about bags and purses! By using traditional fabrics, Ketaki has come up with some beautiful designs in Necklaces, Earrings, Pouches, Bags, Clutches, Potlis, iPad & Laptop Sleeves, etc. Apart from housing her own designs Ketaki also provides a platform to other talented artists to showcase and sell their products. So you can find exquisitely crafted terracotta pieces, handmade aromatic candles, stationery products that complement her product line up, all other one roof!
Ketki a graphic designer by profession worked at leading advertising agencies before taking a leap to become an entrepreneur. Fascinated by traditional fabrics like khann, patola, ikat, chanderi which are normally found in wardrobes, Ketaki gives them a contemporary twist and turns them into exquisite artefacts.
Ketaki has a trained team of freelance workers in Mumbai and Pune who execute her ideas. Interestingly, Ketaki outsources her stitching work to homemakers with an aptitude for stitching and free time at hand. Through Craft Village she believes in empowering women and is working towards a collaborative enterprise!.
Started from home on a small scale Craft Village now boasts of a store in Bavdhan with loyal customers who come back for more. Ketaki also customises products according to their tastes and likes. With plans to open stores across Pune, Ketaki is also toying with franchisee options.
Do visit her store to find solutions to all your gifting concerns. Her products will leave you impressed and turn you into a loyal patron of Craft Village!!
Ketaki, it is a privilege to have such a talented person like you on board The LadyBug. May your products adorn every home in India and abroad and your brand Craft Village be known worldwide!
Check Ketaki’s Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/CraftVillageIndia/?fref=ts
To get in touch with Ketaki:
Email : [email protected]
Call/ WhatsApp : +91 9850615866
Address: Shop No. 1, Yashoda Apts, Aamchi Colony, In Masemari Lane, Bavdhan
Timings: 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and 6 pm to 9 pm