My love for Indian fabrics and handlooms, as well the tradition of Indian hand carving began when I was living in Calcutta, India from 2001 to 2005.
Since 2010, I share my time between India and South Africa, which allows me to source all the exclusive products for our company Loulisa -East meets West.
I was lucky enough to meet people who introduced me to well known weaving studios all over India and designers who transform traditional style into contemporary fashion. Wearable Dupattas, scarves and decorative home wear especially for the Western Market.
It’s our passion to support and to source skilled artisans in Asia and especially in India who produce ethic handcrafted, easy-to-wear, textured designer pieces while enabling artisans in third world countries to continue their uniquely creative skills.
Our company is passionate to support and pay the weavers and artisans well in order to keep the younger generation interested to carry on with the tradition and learn the skills. Without this backup the tradition will disappear and the weaving will be taken over by mass production power loom manufacturers.
Loulisa – East Meets West is proud to be one of the leading shops in hand-woven products whether it be in silk, cashmere or wool and to be the leading store for hand carved Buddha sculptures. Some of them found their new home in places like Germany, The Netherlands, Great Britain, South Africa, Brazil, Chile, Rwanda or Angola .