She laid the foundation of the 3 decade old enterprise with her husband. The story started with 1 beautiful “thaan” of soft voil given to her by her mother. She wanted to print those to make some world famous jaipur quilts.
“Our parents were set to look for block printers and carvers in the lanes of Sanganer some 30 years back. Their romance with blocks started back then.” Namita
She is full of warmth, determination and compassion. She has been closely involved in building the company by addressing to the clients and their requirements. At Aashapura, we are a family - all our artisans and the team members, designers, founders and the clients. These seeds have been sown by her.
She is our inspiration at Aashapura Overseas.
RJ 14 DESIGN COMPANY LLP
A qualified textile designer, Nikita sharpened her design and business acumen while working her way up in the family’s textile export business - AASHAPURA OVERSEAS. Starting with the production process and moving on to liaising with international buyers, Nikita gained valuable hands-on experience and at an early age learned the importance of quality and perfectionism. Her more than 12 years of experience, which included identifying fashion trends and designing collections, held her in good stead while launching AZGA & RJ 14 DESIGN COMPANY LLP.
Almost 30 years back, Mr. Mahendra Bhandari along with his wife and inspiration made the first ever quilt for their mother in Kolkata, India. A small act of handcrafted treasure laid the foundation of a company that is based on strong artisanal connection and fair trade values. The immense hardwork and explorations have set a strong foundation for AASHAPURA OVERSEAS. Mr. Bhandari is the main driving force leading the company to reach new heights year by year.
RJ 14 DESIGN COMPANY LLP
The entrepreneurship bug bit Namita early in life when right after completing her diploma in jewelry design she co-founded a design festival in Jaipur. She also worked with prominent jewelry designers in Mumbai and Delhi to hone her design chops and build an intimate understanding of various techniques and manufacturing processes. It was during this period that she identified the burgeoning need for high quality buttons and related accessories in the menswear space. The business opportunity allowed Namita to tap into her passion for promoting and preserving the traditional techniques and skills of local artisans leading to the birth of AZGA & RJ 14 DESIGN COMPANY LLP.