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Meet The Winners Of India's Top 50 Emerging Brands 2019-20

    Top 50 Emerging Brands | LBB Awards

    Winners don’t do different things, they do things differently! After 2 months of nominations, user votes and jury votes, we're finally LIVE with our list of India's most loved, emerging consumer brands have made it to the Top 50 Emerging Brands 2019 powered by PLAY.


    They are the torch bearers of new trends, and have launched fantastic products within their domains. If you were nominated, take a deep breath and scroll through to find out the winners. 

    Apparel

    Postfold: They set out to change the norm and create designer quality apparel at affordable prices, offering clothes that are versatile, and that can be worn to work, after work or on a Saturday night.

    Spiritual Warrior:  This brand creates athleisure that are a perfect blend of beauty, quality and sustainability. Their yoga mats are loved and come highly recommended.

    Suta: This saree brand (though they offer much more), has become a user favourite for their mulmul sarees! They make sarees from the scratch that you won't be able to say no to.

    Sunaina Khera: Celebrity favourite- and festive wear favourite- Sunaina Khera's sarees, gowns, lehengas and dresses have taken over Instagram. Her focus on embroidery and artisanal techniques deserves a special mention. 

    Bareek: Dudes, if you don't have a Bareek shirt... you don't have a Bareek shirt?! This menswear brand celebrates all things local and artisanal- loom towns across India, of breathability and comfort, of unstinting quality and heritage patterns reimagined for today's day and age. 

    The Jodi Life: Another celebrity and working girl favourite, The Jodi Life has handcrafted & hand-blocked printed clothing and is made in India. They have something for everybody in their range for women, men and home.

    The August Co.: The August Co creates office and every day lifestyle wear specifically for Indian women. Known for their diversity in sizes and their use of ikat and Indian fabrics, their collaboration with Pooja Dhingra on Shop on LBB launched them into the spotlight. 

    Label Raasleela: Raasleela is a metaphor for playfulness and their clothes are exactly that. Fun colors, quirky designs, comfortable cuts and affordable prices in the form of contemporary Indian clothing. Ladies, get a hold of their polka dot co-ord sets.

    Shop Mulmul: A harmonious marriage of serene embroidery work with the softest cotton fabric, Mulmul redefines affordable luxury. Their ready-to-wear outfits have been intricately embroidered and designed. Their USP is soft mulmul fabric. 

    Saaksha And Kinni: The label is just two years old and was built around an emphasis to create impactful and comfortable occasion wear. Their bold prints, metal and stone embroidery techniques and love of Indian fabrics like chanderi, have put them into the spotlight! 

    Accessories

    Bellofox: Delivering on fun, quirky jewellery, at affordable prices, Bellofox gives you thousands of reasons to update your jewellery collection, without breaking the bank. 

    Old Tree: Old Tree started out with humble beginnings, but over the past year has become a user favourite for their classic tote that comes in an array of colours. Their focus on craft at affordable prices has people hooked. 

    Rivir Shoes: Think of a design? Get it printed on a pair of Rivirs! Rivir has put the fun back in footwear, through their quirky, topical shoes, and modern range of loafers- again, all at affordable prices!

    The Burlap People: They create and develop handcrafted, eco-friendly bags using Burlap. From functional totes to backpacks, they've got user love for their focus on sustainable designs and fabrics.

    Sasha Eyewear:  A homegrown brand which is environmental friendly and passionate about creating trendy wooden eyewear. They've been selling out at local exhibits; and keep their promise of trendy, functional and long-lasting eye wear.

    Shop Lune:  The brand’s best-selling pieces are their signature celestial designs in sterling silver, solid gold and reclaimed brass with gold plating. They're loved for their minimal jewellery, stunning story-telling... and their new store is one of Mumbai's most Instagrammable haunts. 

    Desi Hangover:Their focus on reviving Indian crafts and footwear styles is exemplary!  All their shoes are handcrafted by the artisans of Chambhar community, thus giving them a platform to showcase their 800-year-old art form. 

    Chiaroscuro: Their beautiful bags are single-artisan made, with skilled craftsmanship, and attention to detail. You can customize and personalise to your needs, and make your bag a reflection of your style. Keep your eyes on this brand if you love all things (upcycled) leather.

    Cafes & Restaurants

    La Loca Maria: This eatery brings tapas & Spanish food to Mumbai! Each individual dish delivered is on taste, texture and presentation equally. We love the Chef's homage to his mum (as seen in the decor); and his ability to deliver on Spanish comfort food for an Indian palate. 

    The Funnel Hill Creamery: This dessert parlour has all of Delhi hooked to its creamy, flavourful and fun ice-creams!

    The Prodigal Farms: The Prodigal Farm brings the best of all worlds together- farming, community and food, through their experiential farm in Noida. You can farm your own veggies and eat fresh food, to their weekly pop-up at Sunder Nursery where they serve delectable food.

    Ishaara: Ishaara is a modern Indian restaurant that cooks food for the senses. They're known for their experimental but comforting traditional Indian food, and stunning ambience. The restaurant hires differently-abled people and trains them in hospitality.

    Burgerama: Burgerama is taking over Delhi by storm with their delectable burgers and fries! Keep an eye out for their delivery services expanding across Delhi. 

    Uno Mas: Uno Mas has brought iconic Spanish inspired Tapas, Paellas and delectable cocktails to BKC (Mumbai). A user and Chef favourite, their interiors teleport you to Spain; but the star attraction continues to be their ace food.

    Earth Collective: Truly game-changing in what they've been able to do, Earth Collective has created a community of small brands and businesses making sustainable, healthy, organic and vegan products. 

    Cafe Quaint Jaipur: Cafe Quaint inside JKK (Jawahar Kala Kendra) is one of those lovely places where you can find some down time amidst Jaipur's maddening crowds. Bringing a bit of farm to table, a bit of home-style Jaipur food, cafe Quaint celebrates local ingredients and local talent through their cult-favourite spot. 

    Izumi: For their beautiful Izakaya style atmosphere, an actual sushi bar & an open kitchen where you can watch all the action. This one makes it to the list for bringing Japanese food- outside of Sushi- to Mumbai in a fresh, new avtaar. 

    Goa Brewing Co.: Goa Brewing Co. is known for their non-conformist brews and modern beers. Their beer, Eight Finger Eddie is a favourite amongst locals and travellers; and they have a range of home-grown, craft beers that deliver on creativity along with a damn good brew.

    Beauty & Skincare

    Conscious Chemist: It is a clean label brand, offering a sustainable botanical skincare regime that is not an alternative but a fundamental choice for today’s aware and thoughtful consumer.

    Nua: It is a new age feminine care brand focussed on creating superior quality women care products and a fabulous experience!

    My Perfume Co.: They are bringing back the art of personally curated perfumes, to replace the mundane brands and send across a simple message that the best fragrance is that which is truly yours.

    Nat Habit: Making chemical-free skincare products that are inspired by ancient solutions made in the kitchens of moms & grandmoms has an array of natural and organic products which help you get healthy and glowing skin. 

    Juicy Chemistry: Juicy Chemistry's goal is to provide effective skin care products formulated with the purest and the most nutrient rich ingredients the nature has to offer.

    Fae Beauty: Fae Beauty houses vegan and cruelty free cosmetics that are Made in India. Their range strongly reflects something that is real, authentic and unfiltered.

    Consumer Packaged Goods

    Dope Coffee: Coffee roasters from Mumbai, they've got a whole lot of consumer love for their quirky packaging and great roasts. Their outlets are in Todi, Versova & Carter Road Social.

    Greater Than & Hapusa Gin : The only London dry gin made in India. Copper pot distilled with botanicals sourced from India and around the world. 

    Woodburns Whisky: A rich Indian malt whisky aged in handcrafted barrels made by the finest coopers in the country. The whisky is a union of the magnificent, bold whisky made with matured oak wood barrels that are charred to perfection, forging bold flavors that kindle your curiosity and will ignite your senses.

    Sepoy & Co.: Sepoy & Co. Premium Tonic Water and Mixers are filled with blended natural flavours, a precise recipe and contain only the finest ingredients for an exquisite finish.

    And Nothing Else: It does healthy snacks with ingredients that are true to their existence and are authentic. They have a handful of simple, natural ingredients your mom would approve of.

    Morning Fresh: Morning Fresh is India's first natural detox drink that reduces hangovers, protects the liver and helps you #DoMoreTomorrow!

    Monsoon Harvest: They have sustainable foods with a contemporary twist like Toasted Millet Muesli, Clusters and Flakes Breakfast Cereals & Buttermilk and Millet Crackers.

    Brewhouse Iced Tea: They bottle Real-Brewed and Not-Too-Sweet (60% less sugar) Ice Teas with passion. Each bottle is packaged with love, without preservatives & artificial colours.

    Kati Patang: They use only the purest Himalayan spring water to brew their delicious craft beer; their brews include Zesty Amber (brewed in Bhutan!) & Snappy Wheat. 

    Pascati: India's first Organic chocolate that has minimal ingredients and is vanilla and emulsifier free. It stands for the idea of 'bean to bar'. 

    Darima Cheese: Darima is a home grown cheese brand with a delicious range of Gouda, Gruyere, Zarai, Romano, Montasio and many more! Passionate of what they do, the brand is organic and does not compromise on the deapth of flavours and textures for cheese lovers.

    Home & Design

    Lap And Dado: Contemporary furniture which has a glimpse of heritage- at affordable prices!

    Phool: Every product that Phool makes is sacred and ethically made. The product is made from temple flowers, organic line preserves rivers from flower pollution & provides livelihoods to the marginalised. 

    Freedom Tree: A user favourite crockery and artisanal home-ware brand, their modern designs and colours are stunning.

    Abstrac: A textile design brand that believes in experimenting with raw materials and colours derived from in and around natural sources.

    DOTTO: Their first product launch at Raw Collaborative this year was met with much fanfare- a collection that included furniture, decor & accessories.

      Top 50 Emerging Brands | LBB Awards