Craftspace Shelanu Souvenir Design Project

Working on creative projects that have a social aspect is close to our heart. Ekta Kaul led the Women’s Craft Collective ‘Shelanu’ in developing a new range of souvenirs inspired by Birmingham’s heritage to establish a regular income stream for the Collective as they aim to become a sustainable craft social enterprise. Ekta provided creative inputs on the project as well as skill workshops to the Shelanu members in printing, embroidery, pricing & branding alongside inputs in small scale manufacturing & marketing. This project was done in partnership with Birmingham Museum Trust & Craftspace, an award winning Birmingham based crafts development organization pioneering approaches to engaging a diverse public with world-class contemporary craft. The collection was launched at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery shop in July 2015 and sold out within the first few weeks.