Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Can Silk Canvas Speak?

Usually I profile women who are creating healthy products in food, cosmetics, and home usage. Today, it is going to be an exception. For the beauty and inspiration I got from these colors and vibrant designs are beyond any WOW. The pictures for this post will give you a quick idea what I mean.

Chiffon, Crepe, Georgette, Charmeuse silk
These are the fabrics you see below in the pictures

Of course the pictures cannot bring total justice. But the designs and colors do speak their own language – the language of inspiration, peace, love, beauty. And the woman who designs the fabrics has an amazing story to tell: about what she does and how she got where she is now.

Harshita Lohia, originally from Kolkata, India is an amazing artist that pours her heart and soul into her individually designed silk pieces. She chooses to combine colors and elements from her native India, nature, ancient symbols, and modern man-made architectural structures in her skillfully orchestrated creations – scarves, tunics, jackets, shawls.

The designer pieces created by Harshita’s artful eye and hand touches hearts and souls of many women world-wide. In Sanskrit, Harshita means “full of happiness.” This designer, artist, woman infuses her creations with exactly Happiness her name means.

And today, I’d like to bring out the story of Harshita Lohia’s designs for you – to get inspired.
CelebrateWoman (CW) Harshita, who is the primary target for your products?

Harshita Lohia (Harshita) There is a choice of color, design, fashion almost for anybody who likes silks, crepe, georgette, and chiffon fabrics. My wear pieces use vibrant colors. The combinations of them are unique for each individual piece.

Every season, my customers can count on new color combos and design elements. Scarves, shawls, shrugs, blouses, tunics, and jackets, woven design pieces are just a few items that are available for those who celebrate uniqueness in clothing.

In a few words, my customers are women of all ages who love non traditional blend of color and unique design.

CW What is the Number 1 reason someone should buy your products?

Harshita There are a lot of women who would like to make a statement with what they wear. Harshita Designs offers them this opportunity with bold, hand-made, small production numbers for each item. My customers can rest assured that what they get won’t be found anywhere else.

CW Harshita, how is your product different than your #1 competitor?

Harshita The technique of printing for all of my silk pieces is very unique and cannot be reproduced easily. It is very labor intensive and each piece is hand-crafted. To emulate such a process will require a lot of time and money.

CW What benefits will a person receive when using your design pieces?

Harshita All of my pieces like scarves, blouses, skirts are versatile. They can be worn with a lot of different colors, for casual or formal wear. And you can get more use out of one piece of clothing by combining it with your existing wardrobe.

CW How does the price of your designer pieces compare to others in your category?

Harshita Our prices are very competitive with designer pieces sold else where. Naturally, when you get a hand-made piece that is of limited edition, you pay a bit more than for those mass manufactured. But then again, you shall appreciate the love and care it’s made with.

CW Everyone is talking these days about being green. To me, that includes being Fair Trade, being sustainable, and organic. It might even include using alternative energy, or buying energy offsets. How does your company, your product, measure-up on these important issues?

Harshita We recycle a lot, finding use for every single piece of fabric. Our colors are derived from nature. And we work constantly on figuring out how to transfer my working technique with silk onto other organic materials.

Currently, we work with different grades of silk. I use chiffon, crepe, georgette and charmeuse silk for my designs.

CW Where can my readers find your product and learn more about it?

Harshita The website www.HarshitaDesigns.com will give you ideas what I’m working with and where I showcase my designs. Here, you could see more vividly my items worn by models.
Again, the designs and colors of Harshita’s eye and technique are superbly mesmerizing! They call to wear them. To touch them. To get inspired by them.

The silk under Harshita’s masterful hand truly speaks the language of Universal Happiness and Joy.

When was the last time you got inspired by looking at the designer printed silk?

Celebrate Your Senses Today!

What’s Next: Harshita Lohia brings forward a heart-breaking story of her business endeavors.

PS: If you have any questions to Harshita Lohia, please leave them in the comments below. She will definitely read and answer them.
PPS: If you know a woman-entrepreneur who has created healthy product(s), please let me know, so we could spread the word about her and her contribution to this planet.

Disclosure: I only write about products I believe in personally. I am not compensated for my opinions.

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