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Our Story

Ekaya is India's first handloom luxury brand, presenting the finest work of Banarasi art from the Indian craftsman's repertoire. It has been brought forth by one of the country's best-known families renowned for preserving the tradition of Banarasi textiles for over four generations and is led by Mr. Bharat Shah (Director) and his daughter Ms Palak Shah (CEO).

The brand comes with 120 years of legacy being carried forth across four generations of the family and a community of over 10,000+ weavers contributing to the Ekaya heritage. Ekaya was established with the vision to change the way handloom textiles are sold and presented globally and offer its clientele a very distinct product line based on the principles of heritage and artisanship.

Ekaya was the first textile brand to adopt the collaboration model between renowned designers and the weavers, which helped the brand, not just provide a new and a fresh product range but also helped brand a traditional textile as a luxury product. Through the collaboration model we try to bridge the gap between the weavers of our country and the global market thus pushing them to learn skills to develop original and new designs for the global market which has never been seen before.

women in red sari
women in red sari

Our Collaborations

  • Abraham & Thakore
  • Play Clan
  • Archana Rao
  • Fédération Française de la Création Couture Sur Measure (also known as C'COUTURE) at Paris Haute Couture Week
  • Ashdeen Lilaowala
  • Masaba Gupta
  • MISHO