MANCHESTER >> Mela Artisans is a unique home decor and lifestyle brand, connecting artisans from India to consumers around the world. This US-based company is able to help preserve generations of heritage, support the livelihood of more than 7,000 artisans, and produce fresh, contemporary designs while incorporating traditional techniques. Without middlemen, hand-made luxurious designs by artisans are brought direct to consumers.
In a world of fast fashion and consumerism, Mela Artisans is trying to build a new type of business that produces beautiful, contemporary products for the home but in a sustainable and mindful manner. We work with skilled artisans to connect them to a global marketplace, ensuring that they have a means to make a living and that their knowledge and craftsmanship gets passed down to the next generation. Without access to new markets, these trades are likely to die out.
After three years of appearing in department stores like Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's and selling in over 300 boutiques across the US, Mela Artisans is opening its first bricks-and-mortar store at 4566 Main Street, next door to Seasons Restaurant.
Doors open to the new store on Thursday, July 28.