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Jagvir Matharoo and Martino Caramia
Founders of The Flame Retailer
The duo that runs a manner and way of life area referred to as The Flame Retailer first met at a manner week in Mumbai. Jagvir Matharoo, who’s an NIFT alumnus, headed a design workforce in an export space for approximately seven years and after assembly Martino Caramia, the theory to transport and paintings in Goa gave the impression very best. For Caramia, an early apprenticeship at a vintage males’s go well with label constructed a robust basis of patternmaking and a mind for element. This evolved into developing and working design shops in Europe. Flame, based in 2010 is a results of his love for Indian textiles and craftsmanship.
Jagvir Matharoo (JM): The air pollution, the site visitors and the company race in Mumbai were given very tiring after some extent. I had to shake issues up in my lifestyles…skilled and private. Since Martino had a base in Goa, it used to be a very easy choice for me. I had visited a number of instances previous however simplest as a vacationer. Dwelling in Goa has been an invigorating enjoy.
Martino Caramia (MC): Dwelling in Europe had made me complacent. I travelled to India for the primary time a decade in the past and completely fell in love with Goa. It’s an oasis stuffed with inventive and calming power.
JM: Dwelling and dealing in Goa may also be difficult. We take nearly the entirety without any consideration in giant towns. Be it a easy plumbing factor or gaining access to public delivery. Obtaining professional labour may also be difficult, so coaching and holding team of workers is terribly essential.
JM & MC: We each proportion the ideology that ‘much less is extra’. We hardly ever spend money on new furnishings however attempt to repair older reveals. We’ve been lucky to proportion part of our way of life thru our new store The Flame Retailer in Candolim. Set in a 300-year-old Portuguese villa, the shop is fuelled via simplicity and sustainability. So as to prolong our philosophy of design and residing whilst holding and respecting heritage has been a satisfying enjoy.
JM & MC: Nature could make you extraordinarily humble. It frees you from the pressures of metros. Our label is encouraged via the weather of nature. From the colors to the prints, our design procedure amalgamates earth, water, the solar and the moon.
JM & MC: We are living in a small village which is totally bring to an end from the principle industrial hub. That is the actual essence of Goa clear of the events and all of the noise. Small slender lanes, outdated Portuguese properties, the scent of fresh-baked poi, sundown at the seaside, lush tropical hands and the enjoyment of having the ability to decelerate the tempo of lifestyles.
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