The Story

Ara greeted the world with its exquisite selection of handmade, designer clutches in December 2014. It has, since then, charmed its audiences, and kept them coming back for more. Ara, however, began as a childhood dream shared by two friends attending drawing classes together in the 4th grade. Too young to know what exactly they wanted to do later in life, but old enough to know that they wanted to do it together, Rashmi and Sayli nurtured this dream through their growing up years, as life took them in divergent paths for a while.


Rashmi has graduated in Textile Designing from National Institute Of Fashion Technology, Bangalore and then worked as a graphics designer for a year.

Sayli perfected Product Designing at MAEER’s MIT Institute of Design, Pune, and went on to acquire a Master’s Degree at Nottingham university, London.