Hello from Andrea and Sarah, friends and co-founders of Andsara,
Whilst travelling in India to source suppliers for our fledgling business in 2018, we were mesmerised by the beautiful fabrics produced by local artisans in Rajasthan. We knew that we had to focus our offering on the centuries old tradition of hand block printing, and to offer these pieces in a contemporary way for our customers homes.
Our products embody tradition, craftmanship, timeless design, environmental consciousness, ethical production and story telling through our travels and engagement with the people who make them. In a world where the only true luxury is time, shouldn’t this translate into the things we surround ourselves with in our homes?
Just as Andsara is the combination of our names, it also brings together our different skill sets. We are childhood friends who’ve grown up and traveled together – Andrea is a creative living in the KZN Midlands with her husband and three girls, and Sarah, a former banker, has recently relocated to Mauritius with her family. Together we are able to manage the logistics of import and the intricacies of branding and marketing, it’s certainly been a learning experience so far!
Our goal with Andsara is to curate a collection of beautiful, artisanal products and design – we’d love you to be part of the journey.