Celebrating 25 years of Save The Children India, Araaish, a day of festive shopping, was held at Blue Sea, Mumbai.
Hosted by Mana Shetty, Isha Mehra and Sharmilla Khanna & Shaan Khanna, the exhibition was well attended by friends who come to support the cause and the ladies year after year. Suniel Shetty was also seen at the event, supporting his wife Mana Shetty, and Save The Children India.
Spotted at the event were Nawaz Singhania, Rashmi Thackeray, Zeba Kohli, Madhoo Shah, Nikhil Thampi, Roshni Chopra, Pratima Bhatia, Pinky & Sameera Reddy and Aarti Surendranath amongst others.
Building on the Araaish legacy of blending philanthropy with glamour and excellence, Araaish featured the first ever neon range of products by Save The Children India, and the first look of the upcoming festive collections by India’s best designers and jewelers. These include Atosa, Spicy Sangria, Malaga Bags, VIVRE by Isha Mehra, Studio Vastra, Just Exotique by Nitika Malhotra, AnA by Anu Singh and Archana Bhushan, The Packaging Company, Vasundhara: Creative Jewelry, Myra by Anju Narain, J's Studio by Jarna Doshi, LOVETOBAG by Ayushi Kanoi, DHARINI by Simmi Gulhati, NARJIS, The Oak Tree, Savvi Kapur, Kamini Singh, Taara by Sangeeta Khanna, R House, LAILA MOTWANE, HIRKANI, Mazda Imaging Pvt. Ltd- Mandalay Fine Stationary & Lifestyle, Sareena Style USA.
Apart from the diverse selection of clothes, jewelry and accessories, the Save The Children India stall retailed handcrafted, high-quality products made by adolescent girls and young women, who are part of its Women’s Institute for Social Education initiative (W.I.S.E). On sale were a diverse range of products, which included cushions, cushion covers, tissue-box covers, runners, potlis and raw silk batwas, a new neon range of tissue box, wine bottle covers along with other favorites for the festive season.
The funds raised by the sale of these products will be allotted to STCI’s Special Care Centre School for hearing-impaired and differently-abled children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Special Care Centre ensures nutritious meals, school uniforms, an easy commute and extra-curricular activities, in order to give a child a healthy, holistic education.
“Araaish was started as a tribute to my late mother, Mrs Vipula Kadri, and this edition of Araaish will mark our 29th show. It is the perfect blend of the worlds of glamour and philanthropy, and will go a long way in enriching the lives of women and children who are less fortunate,” says Mana Shetty.