Meet the Maker: LaLa from India 🇮🇳

Meet the Maker: LaLa from India 🇮🇳

Jul 9, 2021

India is a country full of hustle and bustle, brimming with all forms of sensory stimulation, steeped in culture, simmered in exotic flavors and chalk full of a colorful cast of characters. Lala is the perfect cross section of all of the wonder that incredible India has to offer when you seek it out. He is a handsome, happy, and hardworking family man with a wonderful sense of humor and an infectious smile. He grew up on a small farm in rural India and made his way to Pushkar in pursuit of education, and there he found opportunities that have paved the way to becoming the entrepreneur that he is today. He finished up school and started selling silver for his uncle, he was introduced to a sewing machine, and the rest is history. He recently purchased his parents a house in the village where he grew up, and they are now proud parents as well as proud owners of the first functioning western toilet in the area. 

Lala approaches business as he does family, with care, respect and support. He is the de facto face of the manufacturing enterprise that he started with two brothers, and his charismatic personality and aesthetic eye help him excel in that role. Since we met him five years ago he has employed countless team members, is currently constructing a new warehouse, and has extended his family significantly. All the while his ethical ethos, attention to detail, and strong family & community ties have remained intact.  It’s been wonderful sharing stories and smiles and future plans with Lala. He aspires to backpack across the United States within the next decade, and we are excited to welcome him to Maine when he makes his dream come true. The result of our friendship and business relationship is an ever expanding line of beautiful products that he and his team of talented Indian artisans continue to create for Mexicali Blues. We are excited to share with you


which will continue to grow and evolve as our friendship continues to do the same!


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