Pink Box's flea market will leave you spoilt for choice
From hand-painted accessories to homemade spa products and a variety of cheeses, the debut edition of The Pink Box, a summer flea bazaar, offers a range of clothing too. Exclusive to women entrepreneurs working from home, “the initiative has 25 vendors — and is also providing a platform for a children’s home Raksana charitable trust from Bengaluru to raise awareness on adoption, besides supporting the Chennai Adoption Drive that works towards re-homing abandoned animals,” says Mansi S Mehta, a co-organiser of The Pink Box and a CA by profession, who adds that she curated the stalls based on a quality check of products and catalogues to ensure that similar products between vendors are not encouraged.
Partly set al fresco and partly within the Silk Route store, the food section includes Chennai-Based Kase cheese that is offering a variety of cheese like feta, ricotta, mozarella and Auroville-based Aurosoya’s soymilk, muesli and vegan cakes, among others brands.
Expect to find other city-based brands like Kalaathmika’s hand-painted accessories, paintings, semi-precious jewellery and home décor, Limn design’s themed stationery, phone covers and tote bags, Mahatriya’s beads and vintage pearl jewellery, Bottle Bliss’ personalised spa products, Paadhamm’s leather foot-wear collection and others.
Apparel brands like Tashi Threads from Chennai, owned by Smitha Pradeep and Ashwini Gunasekaran, will be exhibiting hand block-printed saris and blouses in fabrics like jute, cotton, Kota silk and organza. While Meenakshi Chandak’s Mixnmatch features fusion clothing like dresses, maxis and gowns in ikat, kalamkari and Jaipuri designs. The palette includes earthy tones of rose, brown, grey and more. Apart from shopping, there are also workshops in acrylic painting and mandala art.
At The Silk Route Store. June 16. 11 am onwards.