Saturday, October 27, 2012

The malkha stall is no 44 at Dastkar's Nature Bazar in Delhi, the first event at their new premises... a good location, easy to get to by metro with no parking problems for those who use cars.

Malkha had a good first day yesterday, and most of the sarees are gone. We apologize to disappointed customers, but there are some great developments in the pipeline. The production centre that makes the sarees has now set up its own malkha yarn unit, and will be making thinner sarees & dupattas, which should be available for the first time by mid-December.

Friday, October 19, 2012

News from MMT

Malkha had very good sales at National Archives, and made some promising connections:

itokri, an online portal, will retail malkha online
Kashida will embroider & tailor some garments for malkha to retail
Pavan Mitroo will try retailing  malkha in Delhi:

Pavan Mitroo
Phoenix Designs & Printing Solutions
2nd floor, 252, Shahpur Jat
(Landmark : Opp. Panchsheel Commercial Complex)
New Delhi - 110049
Tel : 011-416-55440

Tara Aslam of Nature Alley got orders from Fabindia for the malkha garments she makes
and people loved the phulkari motifs on malkha by the Nabha Foundation ...see pic on Facebook/malkhafreedom.

Meanwhile the garment samples Julie Kagti has designed for us are much sought after, but we have yet to find a tailor to make them.

Exhibitions in Delhi, Kolkatha, Bhopal, Pune and Mumbai coming up between now and February.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

our guardian

and here is the guardian of exhibition, an official employee of the National Archives of India, a female langur. She keeps away the predatory rhesus monkeys

Friday, October 5, 2012

letter in malkha mailbox

Had the camera to hand when Shubhaji came and in the excitement forgot to take pictures!
Meanwhile here is a letter in our mailbox:

Dear Sir.......early this year when you had a stall at the exhibition in Kalakshetra my daughter and I bought quite a lot of your beautiful fabric and recommended it to many friends.....we are so pleased with the material and how suitable it is for our climate. Is it possible you will be coming to Madras in the near future? I am told it is
unlikely that Kalakshetra is having an exhibition soon. Please would you let me know if you are going to be here sometime soon. All good wishes for your  continuing success.

Sincerely...radha gopalakrishnan