Neerya is the result of love for arts and a desire to bring forth the stories behind the making of weaves and weavers and their toils.
With a vision of bringing the beauty of sarees, the warmth and pride that goes into making them, craft which is being preserved through generations, Neerya has been on a journey to understand the challenges the weavers and artisans face today and build a network across the country where they can leverage on resources across geographical boundaries and together create timeless art.
Aptly inspired by Neer or life sustaining water, Neerya which also comes from the Marathi word Nirya or “ Saree Pleats” aims at celebrating the pride, strength and fluidity of Indian Handlooms.
Meet the Founders
Neerya aims at celebrating the pride, strength and fluidity of Indian Handlooms, strong and everlasting like "Neer", life sustaining water, while also meaning ‘Saree pleats' literally.
Swati and Shayak, our founders, come with a long experience in the HR domain and legal domains across corporates.
With Swati’s artistic inclination since early years and being trained in arts and
Kathak, and Shayak’s deep understanding of the e-commerce sector, they
always felt rooted and dreamed of doing something significant at the ground level and try and make a difference.
Neerya is the first step towards building a sustainable ecosystem where an
individual weaver can one day utilise the services of an artisan thousands of
miles away through the Neerya network.
With her background in HR, Swati feels she can make a difference in organising
the handloom and handicrafts sectors. Over the next few years, Neerya aims to
work towards providing benefits similar to those that any individual in the
organised sectors may enjoy to the weavers and artisans working with them.
As fervent travellers, Swati and Shayak source directly from weavers, places they travel to and together they ensure that the quality on offer is pristine.