Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Shopping @ FabIndia, Ernakulam

FabIndia is there across the lenth and breadth of India, but still I like the fabindia store near Kochi shipyard for it's vast collection of  furniture. When ever I went there I spent a few thousands (Rs) on them. I am very unhappy with this store for it's lack of consideration for men's wear. 

About the company

Fabindia is India's largest private platform for products that are made from traditional techniques, skills and hand-based processes. Fabindia links over 40,000 craft based rural producers to modern urban markets, thereby creating a base for skilled, sustainable rural employment, and preserving India's traditional handicrafts in the process. Fabindia promotes inclusive capitalism, through its unique COC (community owned companies) model. The COC model consists of companies, which act as value adding intermediaries, between rural producers and Fabindia. These are owned, as the name suggests, by the communities they operate from; a minimum 26% shareholding of these companies is that of craft persons. Fabindia's products are natural, craft based, contemporary, and affordable.

Company website and online store