The founder and creative director of Seema Krish puts sustainability, craftsmanship and heritage at the forefront of her interior textiles brand’s mission.
How are you helping your community? These pandemic times have been challenging all around for many people around the world. Our craft communities in India have been deeply affected. We are providing them financial assistance via a GoFundMe campaign, as well as funds generated from a collection of masks we’ve designed and made from repurposed textiles, proceeds of which 100% benefit these communities.
How have you had to pivot during the pandemic? My friend Laura Wegman and I ideated our nonprofit UpSpark with a mission toward creating beautiful spaces for urban communities in need by reusing excess generated from the design industry. We are in the process of pivoting our idea because sadly, gatherings are currently on hiatus.
What does the world need more of now? Empathy, kindness and gratitude. We all need to take the time to listen to each other’s stories to have a deeper understanding of each other, which will allow us to appreciate and celebrate our differences.
Photography by: Courtesy of Seemakrish Studio