As a part of our designer showcase series, we had the chance to interview the creative minds behind one of the most innovative brands we have on board - Meera - A design house run by four wonderful and inspiring women.
The story of Meera started a few years ago, when Akshatha, Cynthia, Keerthana, and Deepa, moved into the same apartment complex and became neighbors. A chance encounter led to some cups of coffee, and as it is widely acclaimed, coffee leads to conversation and conversation to bright ideas. The four of them bonded over their similar interests in painting and art and decided to channel their interest and talent into terracotta jewellery making.
The Story Behind The Name
The name for the brand Meera has been inspired by the devotion and love that saintly Meerabai had in her heart for Lord Krishna. The designers feel a similar sense of love, devotion, and passion for their art. Every piece of jewellery they create reflects the same passion and care they have towards the art.
What Differentiates Meera From Other Terracotta Designers?
Meera's designs are unique and very different from the standard terracotta trends that one would normally see. One thing that sets them apart is their love for experimentation. Even after establishing themselves, they strive to push boundaries, to always create something new. They play with different shapes and colours, and incorporate intricate forms of different jewellery types into their work, taking inspiration from traditional arts and contemporary design. Before starting with their business operations, all four artisans each devoted a year to experimentation and learning new techniques under the guidance of a mentor, which helped them hone their talents, bringing out the perfection that is visible in their work today. This was hugely instrumental in their popularity and success as a design house today.
A Women-Centric Team
Meera is run solely by these four exceptionally talented women, and we were curious how being an all-women team has helped them. For them the ability to multi task is the corner stone of their success. Coming from professional backgrounds, every member of the team brings in their own expertise - social media marketing, logistics, finance, and networking, in addition to their talents as artisans and designers. This has helped them complement each other, and run an efficient business. As women, they are also in tune with the latest trends and classic designs which are in demand. At the heart of it, Meera is a brand by the women and for the women.
Over the last two years, Meera has worked hard to consistently come up with innovative designs, set trends, and maintain quality. Using exhibitions and online e-commerce platforms like Festivya to showcase and sell their designs, they have acquired a huge fan following and many loyal customers. Handling customizations in addition to creating original designs; Meera is a one stop shop for all art and jewellery lovers.
The story of Meera is one of firm determination, harmony at work, focus, and steadfast belief in self and the team. At Festivya, we take a bow to the wonderful spirit of these multi-faceted women which leaves us truly INSPIRED.