Thursday, August 25, 2011

More compliments for malkha in the national press... again related to the Malkha Project show at Cinnamon in Bangalore by designers Mayank, Peter & Aneeth: This time its Shrabonti Bagchi writing in Crest, the TOI weekly, on July 30. Seems a bit hard to access from the net, unless one subscribes.

On the 2nd, 3rd & 4th September [no mistake, we're keeping the shop open that Sunday] the Malkha shop in Hyderabad hosts an exhibition of Telugu books published by Manchi Pustakam,which literally means Good Books. Suresh of MP has translated several books from English into Telugu, including bestsellers One Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka and The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Baby Lana in indigo hand-block printed malkha!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

'The new weave of freedom'

Dastkar's Nature Bazaar in Bangalore ended yesterday, and we sold about 33% more this year than at last year's bazaar. Geetanjali Krishna of Business Standard visited the stall and has written a nice article about malkha titled 'The New Weave of Freedom' in that paper on August 13. You can see it if you go to her name as 'author' on the Business Standard website.

We've been getting a lot of requests for swatches, and wonder how other fabric retailers can cope with sending the number of swatches that we are asked for. We would be more enthusiastic about sending them if our experience had been more positive: to date we have received not a single order from any of the several potential customers to whom we have sent samples!