CHENNAI: The doors of Buva House on KNK road opened up to what one would call a shopper’s paradise, specifically the organic kind. ‘Organics & More’, presented by Skylife and JCS Jewel Creation’s was on exhibit recently and was inaugurated by Apsara Reddy, spokesperson, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.In their third edition, the event saw close to 32 stalls of different items being put up — organic food, skin care and health care products, clothes, jewellery, bags, garden care, compost makers, event planners —the list goes on.
Both firs-time exhibitors and veterans alike had only good things to say about the exhibition. Vishal of Rajan Gardens, exclusive event & wedding venue, said, “We set up traditional and antique weddings. This is our second time at this exhibition. We have come back because we got an amazing response the last time.” Esh Purist, a venture selling beauty, hair, baby and maternity care products were exhibiting for the first time. “All our products are organic, made using essential oils with French clay, jojoba oil, rosewood oil and Shea butter, among others,” said Neha, Esh Purist.
Cozart decor, that makes light weight home decor products using concrete and other natural raw materials, and turns them into products like desktop accessories, jewellery, planters, etc. drew large crowds. Ramesh Manickam, of the stall, said “All these are hand made. Around 10 years back this wasn’t possible but today with the kind of technology that is available, it has made it easier for us.”Marieen who has been exhibiting and selling her home-made vegan dips and other vegan food items was flooded with customers who came in to get a taste of her different flavored dips. “We have flavors like Chinese, garlic-pepper and Thai flavors. These are cholesterol free and hence healthy and can be used as dips or spreads,” she said.
“We added food to the list of stalls in the second edition, and since it garnered good response we decided to continue this time as well. And everything here is healthy and organic, so once people are done with shopping, they can eat here, without any worry,” said Sajith Nair, co-founder, Skylife.