Have A Heart: Empower Differently Abled Artists By Buying Cool Bags, Journals & Wall Art
What Makes It Awesome
The venture was started by Smriti Nagpal who has been working as an interpreter with the deaf community for almost eight years now. Soon after she launched this platform, Amit (a visual artist) and Pintoo (a travelling photographer) decided to pitch in with their creative inputs and skills.
Slowly, one journal led to three and a lot of artists found their true calling. This heartfelt initiative is growing up to be a fine adult (Atulyakala’s is also present in Portugal and Denmark now) and why not? The intention is pure and the products speak for themselves.
We also feel reassured, because it feels so good to know that the proceeds from the purchases go towards educating and empowering the deaf community all over India. Smriti makes sure that the funds are used to educate, generate employment opportunities and spread awareness about sign language in general.
What Could Be Better
The first few times when we tried opening products on their site, it said that the page isn't working. But don't be disheartened—they're still active on Facebook and you can always message them there.