Founder: Gautam Sinha
Deep within a dusty alley in New Delhi thrived a creative fashion studio owned by Gautam Sinha, a NIFT graduate in fashion design. In 2010, he had an epiphany: to discard conventional fashion design and explore the world of Indian leather and its craftsmanship. He also wanted to pay tribute to Indian designs by blending them with contemporary interpretations. So, Nappa Dori, meaning “leather and thread”, was established. Although dipped in an Indian design flavour, the brand’s meticulously crafted bags, luggage, stationery, trunks and accessories have an overt international appeal too, making these popular purchases for global audiences as well.
“The brand is firmly rooted in Indian origins. Every handcrafted piece of accessory atNappa Dori is an expression of fine individuality. Our products that tell the Indian story evoke an emotional connect with customers. Take, for example,our laptop bags with imagery inspired by our historic landmarks and vibrant culture, and our trunks inspired by the Maharajas during the British Raj; everything has a unique identity,” Sinha says.