Madras Finds’ The Jolly Ol’ Pop Up is in Chennai this weekend

Madras Finds’ The Jolly Ol’ Pop Up is in Chennai this weekend
Madras Finds’ The Jolly Ol’ Pop Up is in Chennai this weekend
 Shoppers at the 2021 Christmas pop-up at The Folly, Amethyst

Shoppers on the 2021 Christmas pop-up at The Folly, Amethyst
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Ever since Nivedita Ganeshram of Madras Finds hosted her first pop-up final yr, her Instagram web page (@ madrasfinds) has been the go-to platform for Chennai’s homegrown manufacturers. Now, after hoisting a ramen pop-up earlier this yr, she is again with The Jolly Ol’ Pop Up, simply in time for Christmas. All set for this weekend, the occasion will function over 35 manufacturers throughout style, meals, craft, and stationery. Nivedita, who has been acutely aware concerning the variety of occasions she now hosts, says this choice took place when she realised how widespread pop-ups have develop into in Chennai. “We determined we’d slightly do a smaller variety of pop-ups with a extra curated theme, than doing extra of the identical.”

Featuring the likes of Thaiyalist, Copper Soul, Rein, Varsha Chella Pottery, Citta Handmade, and others, The Jolly Ol’ Pop Up, Nivedita says, is being organised in collaboration with Epic Events “who’re making a whimsical ambiance with their decor”. Visitors can sit up for reside occasions similar to caricature sketching, face-painting, personalised perfumes, cheese tasting, and extra.

A herb tea at Fresh Bliss

A herb tea at Fresh Bliss
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Constantly looking out for brand spanking new manufacturers, she says the workforce was engaged on the occasion for the final two months. While sure labels are identified to Nivedita, others got here by way of phrase of month, and a few even by means of Instagram. “One of our interns chanced upon Da Box’s Kimchi Butter whereas scrolling by means of Instagram reels and we discovered the idea fascinating. She then reached out to the founder, Nikhil, obtained on a extremely lengthy name with him, realized about his journey and obtained him to take part on the occasion,” she says, including that the manufacturers she is most enthusiastic about embrace The Better Sustainable Company’s soaps and fragrances, festive themed stationary and wrapping paper by Inkline, and The Serious Sweets Co. for his or her cookie butter and mulled wine combine.

Known names apart, numerous first-timers are part of the line-up this yr. The Southern Collective (spices), The Spice Culture (artisanal dips), The Berry Shop (children equipment) from the Nilgiris, Ting Ting Bangkok (jewelry) and Style with Lagom (storage options) from Chennai, amongst others. Also making their debut are Chennai’s impartial lingerie model, Qiwion, and artwork label Handmade by Shuba. “It’s uncommon to be exhibiting an innerwear model, however we have to normalise bras, and desexualise the entire dialog round breasts. Madras Finds looks as if an ideal alternative to launch the model,” says Nivedita. As for Handmade by Shuba, the workforce obtained to know concerning the model when “a daughter wrote to us desirous to show her mom’s artwork creations comprising trays, mirrors, coasters, and so on.”

Products at Style with Lagom

Products at Style with Lagom
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Nivedita, who not too long ago launched a Bangalore Finds web page, is gearing as much as broaden her group there alongside internet hosting extra occasions in Chennai subsequent yr. “Post the ramen pop-up, many cooks and restaurateurs from Bengaluru and Bombay have contacted us to create related experiences with them in Chennai. So positively, there shall be much more curated meals pop ups for 2023 and occasions throughout age teams,” she concludes.

On December 18 at The Folly, Amethyst. 11am to 8pm.

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