Hi Divya, thanks for taking the time to chat with SIW. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your work.
Divya : Hello I am Divya from Bangalore, owner / designer at Vividha. I am a commerce graduate by qualification and artist by passion. Vividha is the label of unique and trendsetting jewellery collection.
What inspired you to get into this profession?
Divya : My dream as a teenager was to become a designer, but focused on other subjects which is said to have ‘scope’ like most of us do. Later I tried my hands on beading some jewellery with the basics what my sister taught .The journey begins there … I thought I should make my dreams come true, and launched my label ’Vividha’. Couple of e-commerce websites approached me, as we opened our online stores and my designs travelled all over the world Alaska, Croatia, Finland….there goes the list.
What is your USP?
Divya : Traditional and contemporary designs with a modern touch.
How someone can start the same business as yours in terms of investment, material procurement, production, and marketing etc?
Divya : Raw materials are available plenty in the market; you need to explore market at different places to get unique and good quality products. I keep collecting material during my ‘travels’. Make use of social media for marketing your products.
Any challenge you facing your profession and how you overcome that?
Divya : As new brands are launched every day market is very competitive, you need to be innovative with your creations every day…
What are your plans for the future?
Divya : Keep designing stuff that will make my customers happy.
How you manage your personal and professional life?
Divya : A supportive family and encouraging friends are my boon .Without them I would not be able to achieve anything.
What advice would you give to young women readers of SIW who want to follow a similar career path as you?
Divya : You are never late for a new beginning, so follow your dream and “always do what you are good at”!!
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