Every so often, you come across a brand that warms your heart. For me, that was Lahaboli. If you're wondering why, here's the story. Lahaboli is a brand co-founded by friends Gurjeet and Namrata that was born from an appreciation for rural handicrafts and the embroidery tradition we have in our country. Working in the Development Sector for the last 10 years, Gurjeet was inspired by the beautiful craftsmanship produced by the rural women in her area of work in Uttarakhand. She teamed up with her former classmate Namrata and Lahaboli was born.
Women-led and women-centric, Lahaboli offers employment to women in Haridwar District and offers them a stable source of income and a way of empowering themselves through employment and better financial stability. Each of the pieces crafted by these women is unique and feature handwork that can't be replicated by a machine. From table runners with jaal embroidery in cotton casement (one of Gurjeet's favourite items) to tablecloths with fine Kinari work (another favourite), their range of products is quite lovely. We also spotted trays and coaster featuring embroidery encased in light-weight glass (great as gifts!), as well as embroidery hoops (my personal favourite), table napkins, potlis, doilies, cushion covers and more, all featuring the same handwork.
Wondering how much you'll need to shell out to get your hands on these? Their products are priced between INR 250 to INR 3500 for larger-sized products like tablecloths. We love that products like the table covers can be customised in size and colour too. Shipping is free of cost.
Note: As these are handmade products, they are not made in bulk. Each piece has one or two pieces per design.