Recently, WMSW crew was at the Kalaghoda festival to catch up with one of the most eye catching stalls out of all the ethnic ones- Okhai.
A collaboration with them has definitely taught us the beautiful way of sharing and giving. The brand that initially encouraged 20 ladies to kickstart the work, today caters to 450-500 women and motivates them to write
their own story through their art and creativity that flows through the Okhai collection. 20 years of persistence and perseverance can be seen in their organization’s success and the happiness on the faces of all members, be it the sweet founders or the hardworking and beautiful workers.
A mottto as beautiful and empowering as “Working women for working women” is the crux of Okhai’s collection that includes kurtis, bags, cushions, bedsheets and stoles.
My sister was swayed by the collection at the stall and couldn’t wait to try out the attires she had planned. A big big thank you to Laxmi Behen who took out time to fill us in about the organization, the working, her role and contribution to Okhai as a Master Appliqué Cutter. We also had the privilege of meeting Ramniben, who was handling the sales at the stall, greeting the customers with a warm smile!
Special mention to Kirti and Alisha for coordinating with us and giving us this opportunity!
Photo credits to Soheb for making it possible at the last minute!
And a big thank you to Aniruddha, for bearing with us 😁
Their apparel can be described in two words – Comfortable Cottons!
The attention they pay to small details to make their clothing a friendly option for work wear is remarkable.
From the neckline to the pockets to the length to the available variety, all makes life easier and stylish.
The blend of modern designing with age old craftsmanship is evident in their collection and is put forward by a team of designing aspirants(Design Intern Programme) and the artisans.
Love from Mikhapur, Gujrat, now hangs in the wardrobes of many working women across multiple cities in India.
Look 1 : Basic Black Boat Neck Kurti with maroon cotton pants and a super-contrast dupatta!
Who could have thought that something so simple could be so stylish! This princess cut kurti with the intricate embroidery is a perfect match for my straight pants and a super-contrast dupatta!
Look 2 : To make life more simpler for a working women, 1 kurti 2 occasions! This blue kurti can be worn to work with a simple neckpiece and contrasting pants, and with change of accessories you are occasion ready!
Look 3 : A bit of contemporary – fit and flare!
Look 4 : यह लाल रंग 😍
The color in itself is a stunner!!
Okhai collection is available online on their website http://www.okhai.org. Its time to get your own Okhai piece. 😉