10 May 2015

Kalp creations - It is all about handmade

Take a look at the images below and tell me, do you believe all these products are handmade? Yes, they are handmade. Tell me another thing, you must have heard of women entrepreneurs but have you ever heard of an entrepreneur who is a grandma as well? I am talking about Kalpana Goenka, the nani who has made all the handmade products you see in the pictures below. She has named her venture very aptly - Kalp Creations, that is creations by Kalpana.

How Kalp Creations took birth?
Being a mother to three daughters, her hands were full taking care of them until a few years back. She had always loved stitching and hand-stitched clothes for them, as well as her grandson. She started making more products like decorative envelopes, torans, etc for personal use or for gifting within the family. She has learnt 36 types of hand embroidery and crochet and started making purses, handbags, etc. When she received a good response from family and close friends, explorations started with making more products, all handmade from scratch. Towards the end of last year 2014, her youngest daughter came across closed Facebook groups with genuine buyers and they decided to showcase the work online. After receiving an encouraging response in these groups, they decided to create their own Facebook page and make their work public. 

Specialities of Kalp Creations
The three best qualities about Kalp Creations' products are that they are handmade from scratch and the quality is impeccable at a very reasonable price for the kind of work they provide. People who understand the value of handmade work and the effort that goes in it, appreciate their products immensely! Customers give custom orders without samples or photographs and they have tried their best to give them what they need. You can also read some of the beautiful feedbacks of their customers on their Facebook page.
Pretty much 24*7, Kalp Creations is available on Facebook and WhatsApp to help new and existing customers, and try keeping them updated on every step of the process once they've placed the order.

Products of Kalp Creations
Kalp Creations has a full array of assorted handmade products and have sorted these into photo albums on their page HERE
They include (sorted by popularity):
- Crochet and Cloth Potlis, Bags, Purses, etc
- Gifting Ideas: Innovative Envelopes, Envelope Covers, Coin Pouches and Gift Bags
- Home Decor: Crochet Items, Cloth Items, Torans/Bandhanwars in Cloth and Wood, Floating Diyas, etc.
- Kid's Products: Cloth Diapering Flats and Traditional Langots, Crochet Barefoot Sandals, Cloth Aprons, Crochet Hats, etc.
- Thali Covers, Decorated Pooja Thalis, Pearl Malas, Karwa Chauth Thali-Channi Sets
- Saree Covers (not handmade)
- Gift Wrapping Services for Baby Showers, Weddings, etc.

They also do customised work in cloth and gifting ideas, simply trying to fulfill the wish of their customers. The work process is really quite simple. They are in charge of the raw materials, manufacturing, logistics, etc.  

Future plans for Kalp Creations
Kalp Creations is simply hoping to expand online through their Facebook page and other mediums. They have 1- 2 offline exhibitions in Mumbai and prepare for the rest of the year for those, while managing online orders. In addition to that, they also have a few products listed on MyBabyCart.com. 

Some special things Kalp Creations offer to their customers
- 100% Handmade Products
- Impeccable Quality (they won't dispatch an order till they don't like it)
- Excellent Before, During and After Sales Customer Service
- Customisation Work To Meet Client Requirements

You can contact Kalp Creations on their Facebook page or can email them at kalpcreations@yahoo.com

**Image credits- Kalp Creations, subject to copyright.**