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About HeartKovalam

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On Etsy since 2021

Supporting the community and sharing the love 💕

Heart Kovalam is an initiative that has been set up to support the local community in Kovalam, a small seaside village in Kerala. Most people here are daily wagers who have relied on tourism for their income during the season from November to April. Many are now struggling to manage their daily needs since the tourist industry ground to a halt due to the pandemic. And there is still not much light at the end of the tunnel for them. Heart Kovalam sells ethically sourced and locally produced items so that all profits can go directly towards providing food, medicine, school and tuition fees, home and vehicle maintenance for those who need it.

Production partners

  • Binu

    Kovalam, India

    I have partnered with Binu to produce hand stitched tote bags, string purses, eye pillows and masks as part of my fundraising initiative to support my local community here in Kovalam, Kerala

  • Giriraj

    Rajasthan, India

    Giriraj runs a family business specialising in handblock printed fabrics.

  • Hari at The Village

    Kovalam, India

    Hari and his partner Christine run The Village, a boutique concept store in a leafy garden two minutes walk from Kovalam beach, offering the brightest and most beautiful custom made hand block garments from Rajasthan, alongside bespoke holiday experiences in Kerala.

  • kala kosh

    Mumbai, India

    Aiswarya and Manish make beautiful 'treasures of art' to order - Heart Kovalam loves their handmade and bound watercolour journals

  • Lucky Tsering

    Kovalam, India

    Tsering is a Tibetan refugee, who was brought up and educated at The Tibetan Children's Village in Dharamsala. She makes these beautiful malas in her small shop in Kovalam, chanting the mantra for the Buddha of compassion for every bead that she threads, so that it becomes a spiritual mala.

  • Rahim

    Kovalam, India

    Rahim sources his products from family businesses in Kashmir and around India to ensure the best quality and sustainability

  • Raja

    Kovalam, India

    Raja has had a tailoring business in the leafy back-lanes of Kovalam since 1989 and has customers from all over the world. I have known Raja for 25 years and he has sewn countless items for me, from traditional Kerala outfits to shorts, cushion covers and yoga bags.

  • Renuka

    Kovalam, India

    Renuka is from Karnataka and has had a shop in Kovalam for more than 20 years. She takes pride in sourcing her products from high quality arts and craftspeople.

  • Suku

    Kovalam, India

    Suku worked as a tailor for many years in the Gulf before returning to his native Kerala to set up shop in Kovalam. The takes great pride in the quality of his stitching and has made many different items for me.

  • Thankappan

    Kovalam, India

    Thankappan runs Kavita Tailoring with Suresh and together they help me create the loveliest of items from an assortment of gorgeous materials and sari border trims.

  • Vijay and Gita

    Kovalam, India

    This lovely couple source their goods from around India, connecting with local artists and craftspeople. They have a shop in Kovalam, an Aladdin's Cave of delights. During lockdown, Vijay set up a small stall on the beach front, in the hope of catching some passing trade.

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