Meet three creative women entrepreneurs who have used their creativity to not only start business ventures but create opportunities for the less privileged too!
If art, craft and creativity run in your blood, there has never been a better time to turn these assets into a business. That’s precisely what Deepika Ramji, Krithika Govindarajan and Navya Agarwal have done.
We had previously featured Twikster, an e-commerce enablement platform, that helps entrepreneurs get online very easily to take their products beyond the immediate, known circle of buyers. This time, we interviewed three women entrepreneurs who have made a name for themselves, showcasing their creativity using Twikster.
Let’s discover what inspired these ‘artful’ women to start their ventures, the challenges they faced and how they’ve grown in their chosen field.
Making new wine in old bottles
Deepika Ramji was always interested in art since her school days. Her love for art grew as the years went by. She joined the Chitrakala Parishat after high school and so began her art career. She loves art but painting is what captures her heart the most. “The love towards India & everything Indian, painting, art, colours, and a motto to create a difference in the art world with completely kitsch & completely desi art & design made me start Kili – an online and offline store,” says Deepika.
Kili transforms basic household items such as trays, tables, kettles, lanterns and trinkets into hand-painted or hand-printed objects that we can treasure for life. They also upcycle old furniture and trunks, and customize products based on customer requirements. Kili now retails at around ten stores across the country and offers around eighty plus unique personally hand painted & printed products.
Since her products are all completely handmade, they work with people from all walks of life, from mental vendors to carpenters. They also have a small team of talented women who paint for them after their daily job of being class helpers at a school. Killi has opened out new avenues for the less privileged and helped them to tap their creativity skills.
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Note: This post was first published in Women’s Web.