My story

Welcome to OMishka where you can browse and purchase beautiful traditional, ethical, handmade and unique fair trade products sourced from the Indian subcontinent.

I am a single Mum and when my daughter was 7 months old I set off on my own with her wrapped up in a sling to India. 

My intention being to work with local family artisans creating a range of nickel free handmade silver & brass jewellery, blending traditional Indian patterns into a modern style. Also to travel and ethically source the best of hand embroidered traditional Indian textiles and gifts along with Himalayan blankets, shawls and wraps. 

 

India is a vast and beautiful country rich in traditions, art and superb craftsmanship. Our travels have taken us all over India such as the deserts of Rajasthan, up into the Himalayan mountains and as far South as the beaches of Goa and Kerala. It has been quite an adventure and my daughter who is now 5 has been with me on this journey every step of the way.

 

I am proud to say OMishka has become firmly established. Since 2014 the business has grown yearly and this has been down to sheer hard work, determination and dedication. As well as my online shop you can find me at some fantastic festivals and events throughout the year. Please check out my 'festivals & events' page for more information.

 

Recently I have also got into designing my own free size clothing range which includes super comfortable long skirts/dresses, dungarees and harem/yoga trousers/jumpsuits in beautiful fabrics and patterns. This is all very new for me and I am so happy and proud to be working with a local family of tailors from Pushkar in Rajasthan that have been passing their tailoring skills down for many generations.

 

Ethical, handmade and fairtrade will always be my priority and my aim is to continue to offer a range of unique styles and designs using only the best quality materials.

 

I hope you love these beautiful hand crafted creations as much as I do.

Dawn x

 

 

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