All posts tagged: R&L Shop


Roots & Leisure Marketplace is Live!

We are super excited about this next step in the Roots & Leisure journey : A Buying and Selling Platform! Today we launch R&L Shop – an online marketplace, where our readers can now buy and sell anything handmade. It all started with a cup of tea with some good ‘ol friends, and it has come to a point where we have a whole community driving the initiative. Ever since the launch of the blog [in the month of March 2016], many stories about entrepreneurs, local artists and people have donned the face of the blog – in addition to stories about various nuggets of culture like food, travel, local art etc. We now bring to you an online marketplace, from where our readers can start buying from artists/entrepreneurs that we have written about. Most importantly, we want this marketplace to act as a source of inspiration for each one of our readers, so that they can also start a hobby soon – and start selling!   What to expect from the shop We currently have some really cool …


I make Handcrafted Jewellery – Abenla

Say hello to Abenla – A beautiful talented woman from Nagaland, who makes the most exotic handmade jewelry. Her collections are out of this world and so unique that there is always a long waiting list of people wanting to get a piece of her art. Oh by the way, she has had no formal training in jewellery making – all self taught. She currently lives in Mumbai with her husband. You can buy her collections on the R&L SHOP In addition to running her jewellery business,  she also works with an NGO in the development sector (Fida International), serves as a part of an eldership team with her husband at a local church in Mumbai, and above all manages a home – just being the wife on the other side. Her collection is characterized by unique craftsmanship and are replete with a mix of tribal, cultural and boho chic. To find such a distinctive voice, there has to be a fascinating story – which we were hoping to find out when we reached out to the designer herself. How did you …