Trained in embroidery and stitching from the age of 15, Ponmalar has been using hand embroidery as her mainstay for the last 21 years. She enjoys working with colour, as it allows her imagination to roam free. As she comes from a hardworking family of modest means, she decided to use her embroidery skills to work with designers in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, to supplement the family income. When she heard that our brand was looking for someone with her skills, she took the initiative to contact Satya and ask to meet us. Her work ethic and concentration made her a natural fit for our team, and we made sure that she brought her own creativity to the brand by giving her total freedom to choose the colours whilst she embroidered. No two of her pieces are the same.


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