There are toys in the market, battery operated plastic ones, flashy with music and lights. And then there are the wooden ones. Simple, yet highly imaginative, colourful but free of lead and challenging for the kids and yet eco friendly and low priced. These are the toys that Rajani grew up playing with and these are the toys she promotes through her humble venture Anish Handmades.
Coming from the family of toy manufacturers, Rajani H Chinnari has seen from close quarters the entire process and the hard work of the artisans and that prompted her to start #AnishHandmades that deals in handcrafted wooden toys like puzzles, blocks, vehicles, board games, animals etc. All manufactured in a factory located in South India where the artisans follow age old methods of toy manufacturing, making affordable and safe toys.
Once while planning for her son’s birthday Rajani ran short of ides for giveaways and that’s when it struck her to give in house wooden toys as gifts. These being different from the regular return gifts were an instant hit with the kids and their parents alike. Orders for more such toys started pouring in and Rajani took her business seriously. Selling through exhibitions and Whatsapp groups, Rajani keeps updating her product list. Starting out with only 20 hand picked products, Rajani today has added more than 100 products to her inventory. Perfume sticks, mosquito repellents, the famous Camphor of Benares all manufactured at her father’s factory have found a way into Pune homes thanks to Rajani’s Anish Handmades.
Striking a balance between home and work Rajani is taking baby steps in her venture to give enough time to her young son at home. Meeting new people and building ties is what excites Rajani and she often goes personally to deliver her products. Supervising the packaging of outstation deliveries Rajani takes care to bubble wrap each product so that it reaches the customers undamaged. ‘After all I want to spread happiness through my products’ says Rajani with a smile. We couldn’t agree more!!
Rajani here’s wishing you a successful entrepreneurial journey ahead.
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