HYDERABAD: With an idea to provide a platform for young entrepreneurs and creative start ups, Flea Af’fair was conducted at Our Sacred Space on Sunday.
The place was dotted with many big and small stalls, heaped with everyday goods like kettles, water bottles, notebooks, t-shirts, old glass bottles but with original and quirky artistic twists. “We aim at help young entrepreneurs reach out to people and make effective business contacts along with helping them with design and concepts,” shares Supveeta Amancherla a freelance writer and one of the organisers.
Though flea markets have become a regular event in the city, this one was unique as they introduced bartering where one could exchange something they do not need with another. “You can bring your old goods like clothes, books and other things you do not need and exchange it with other pre-owned stuff. In the process meet new people and make new friends,” explains Supveeta
The idea behind hosting something like this is because the organisers believe in up scaling rather than recycling.
“For example we have collected different glass bottles from restaurants and bars and painted them to make it a cool and quirky piece of art. You can also personalise them if you like. Apart from bottles, we have posters and interesting hand-made cards with funny and sarcastic messages,” says Swarna from Scrappiti, who started with making scrapbooks as an hobby and decided to take it further and make a successful career out of her skill. “The response has been very good, and I have made some really good business contacts and also got a few orders for customised pieces.” she adds.
Interesting enterprises like the one by Sanjeev Nag also finds market here. “We generally use 3D technology to make architectural prototypes with layered printing of plastics. It gets really boring so we decided to use the same technology to make fun things like bulb holders or ear rings” shares Sanjeev.