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Akshaya posted on 21st November

#LBBCurates: Best Of Online Finds This Week

Ten-Second Takeaway

Don’t tell us that your favourite form of taking a break from work isn’t all about trawling shopping sites and discovering new labels and services on the world wide web. It is ours, for sure. So we’re putting good use to our favourite pastime and bringing you the best of our shopping and lifestyle discoveries, every week.

Remember, you heard about the coolest and newest online shopping here on LBB first.

FabricLore

Pochampally Hand Weaved Ikat Printed Fabric by Fabriclore #cottonfabric #ikat #print

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Embroidered or printed, cotton or rayon — if you’re searching for fabric but don’t want to brave the busy marketplaces, you’ll love FabricLore. Whether you’re looking for a trendy ikat print, a bold batik or a yard of hand printed shibori, whatever your fabric needs are, this site offers a huge selection, and at very reasonable prices! They also offer a comprehensive care guide for your clothes, and an active blog discussing the latest design trends.

Price: INR 109 upwards

Contact: +91-8800554542

 

Okhai

Bringing in the talent of traditional rural artisans, Okhai offers a beautifully curated range of handwoven men’s and women’s clothing, accessories and decor. They work primarily with materials like silk and cotton, involving the use of mirror work, patchwork and embroidery as a way to bring the vibrant expressions of rural life to the city. Just that bit of ethnic edge.

Price: INR 365 upwards

Contact: +91 79-66131721

 

Indiavaale

Indiavaale hopes to create a network for Indian artisans and bring contemporary design to tradition aesthetics. They offer a range of handcrafted products: home accents {like their lovely elephant candle holders}, tribal art pieces and  handmade furniture {check out their cool wall brackets} — if you’re looking to bring an ethnic twist to your decor this is a must-visit. We love their jewellery collection, their delicate silver pieces and filigree earrings are the perfect accessories for any occasion.

Price: INR 450 upwards

 

India Kala

The brand offers intricately designed pieces like shawls, stoles and dupattas, utilising traditional techniques like Dabu block printing, Kutch hand weaving and sufi embroidery. Their leather work is especially striking — we love their Kolhapuri chappals and sling bags. No two pieces look the same, as everything is produced on a small scale. Want to meet the talent behind your order? Just ask them and they’ll happily connect you! If you have a young one, check out their range of wooden toys and Ladakh wool figurines.

Price: INR 900 upwards

Contact: +91-9689898539

Soul Slings

Maze Jade carriers and accessories are now available on www.soulslings.com Maze Jade is all the things you have loved about the original Maze. At 280 GSM the fabric is delightfully cushy on your skin, without being at all bulky on your body. It combines newborn-worthy softness with toddler-worthy sturdiness perfectly. In fact, this all-weather medium weight wrap is soft right out of the box and ready to #wearallthebabies! And like the original Maze, Maze Jade is also all cotton, so easy to maintain and use. Soul jacquards are woven in an ethical and environment-friendly mill from Southern India, which uses only wind and solar energy to run their entire factory. They are a completely green manufacturing unit and after using the energy they need they have surplus to send back into the grid. Only the best quality baby-safe dyes are used and no child labour is involved at any stage. Our jacquards are finished and are converted into carriers and accessories in-house at Soul factory based in Bangalore India. #newrelease #souljacquard #soulslings #soulwovens #wovenwraps #affordablebabywearing #ethicalbabywearing #MadeinIndia #Autumncollection #Wintercollection [Image description: series of photos of two Indian women wearing their toddlers in carriers made from black and green geometric-patterned wrap fabric]

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Moms, we’re definitely not leaving you out! If you have a newborn and want to practice babywearing {aww!}, Bangalore-based company Soul Slings offers mothers a shot at doing so while still staying fashionable. Crafted from baby-safe cotton materials and made entirely in India, they offer a range of affordable baby carriers in a variety of styles {soul tai, ring slings, wraps} in prints like jacquard and ikat. They’re perfect if you’re looking for a gift for hand-on parents looking to bond with their babies!

Price: INR 1,500 upwards

Contact: +91 9880836174

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