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    ForestKraft gives second life to flowers.

    Hyderabad : City’s elite Fashion Designer, Kamini Saraf’s Fashion Yatra, a lifestyle exhibition held here in the city today at Hotel Taj Krishna.

    The one-stop festive shopping event was inaugurated by Children from Teach for Change, a NGO. According to Kamini Saraf, the proceeds of the show will be given to Teach for Change.

    The highlights of the show were  117years old Kalash Jewellery showcasing some rare temple jewellery. There was a Mango Haram of Kundan work, emerald, Rubies displayed and costs Rs 11.5 lakh. It also displayed old Burma Silver Articles.

    The exhibitors include: Jen’s & Jewels Palace, Harini Fine Jewellery, Ghanasingh, Artychoke, Balaji , ForestKraft and others.

    I give second lease of life to flowers declares Shalu Walia of ForestKraft. A daughter of a Defense officer I lived my life close to nature and near forests.  The dry, natural material from gardens, forests and botanical material gathered and give  fresh lease of life as thoranams, candle stands, centrepieces, she informs.

    I use same natural, dried flowers for bouquets for birthdays, so that bouquet stays for year or more and the recipient remembers the sender for long time. Unlike fresh flowers in the bouquets, these dried flowers have long shelf life.

    Everyone is doing business with fresh flowers, I do with dried, natural flowers and fruits, adds, Shalu.

    She makes baskets from water hyacinth found in several water bodies like Hussain Sagar Lake. It is my business venture now after my 16 years of corporate life says  Shalu, from Mumbai.  It also gives me lot of satisfaction as I am promoting local craft, she informs.

    Every one looks up and I look down for botanical material, she adds.

    Fashion Yatra which is widely known as “Fashion with a cause” in its 7th year  presents an exquisite collection of Jewellery from renowned Ghanasingh Be True, the 109-year-old, renowned Indian jewellery house.  Ghanasingh Be True is a legendary jewellery brand in India.

    This year the proceeds from Fashion Yatra will go to Teach For Change- Educating underprivileged.  Ten kids from the NGO graced the inaugural function.

    Sharing details of the exhibition, Kamini Saraf, said Fashion Yatra is one of the biggest of its kind, showcasing designer garments, Jewellery and lifestyle products from all over the India. 70 designers from all over India are expected to participate in the exhibition and showcase their creations.