It’s the best time of the year, as the nation rejoices together to celebrate our many festivals. From the lights of Diwali to the colours of Navratras and Durga Puja, all adding festive joy to our lives and wardrobes! From Indian fashion to music and dancing, rituals and décor, the nuances of our traditions have become a global inspiration.
In its 25th year, Save The Children India is proud to present Araaish: A Day of Festive Shopping, an exhibition curated to cater to every detail for this festive season. With the very first look at upcoming festive collections from leading brands and designers, this popular exhibition is a charitable event that was initiated as a tribute to late Mrs Vipula Kadri’s vision of making India a women friendly and child-friendly nation. Araaish: A Day of Festive Shopping has been curated by Mana Shetty, Isha Mehra, along with Sharmila & Shaan Khanna, and will be held on October 8th, 2013, between 10AM to 7PM, at Blue Sea, Mumbai, and aims at being the one-stop destination for all needs for the upcoming festive season.
“Araaish was started as a tribute to my late mother, Mrs Vipula Kadri, and this edition of Araaish will mark our 29th show. It is the perfect blend of the worlds of glamour and philanthropy, and will go a long way in enriching the lives of women and children who are less fortunate,” says Mana Shetty.
Apart from the diverse selection of clothes, jewelry and accessories, the Save The Children India stall will retail handcrafted, high-quality products made by adolescent girls and young women, who are part of its Women’s Institute for Social Education initiative (W.I.S.E). On sale will be a diverse range of products, which will include cushions, cushion covers, tissue-box covers, runners, potlis and raw silk batwas, a new neon range of tissue box, wine bottle covers along with other favorites for the festive season.
The funds raised by the sale of these products will be allotted to STCI’s Special Care Centre School for hearing-impaired and differently-abled children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Special Care Centre ensures nutritious meals, school uniforms, an easy commute and extra-curricular activities, in order to give a child a healthy, holistic education.
Building on the Araaish legacy of blending philanthropy with glamour and excellence, Araaish will feature the first ever neon range of products by Save The Children India, and the first look at upcoming festive collections by the country’s best designers and jewelers. These include Atosa, Spicy Sangria, Malaga Bags, VIVRE by Isha Mehra, Studio Vastra, Just Exotique by Nitika Malhotra, AnA by Anu Singh and Archana Bhushan, The Packaging Company, Vasundhara: Creative Jewelry, Myra by Anju Narain, J’s Studio by Jarna Doshi, LOVETOBAG by Ayushi Kanoi, DHARINI by Simmi Gulhati, NARJIS, The Oak Tree, Savvi Kapur, Kamini Singh, Taara by Sangeeta Khanna, R House, LAILA MOTWANE, HIRKANI, Mazda Imaging Pvt. Ltd- Mandalay Fine Stationary & Lifestyle, Sareena Style USA.