Monmi Das, the creative force behind ‘Upcycle’ has put up a stall of eco-friendly art and craft products at the Assam Women Entrepreneurs’ Conclave held on January 29 and 30 in Guwahati.
Upcycle is an entrepreneurial initiative which aims to turn old discarded items into decorative art products.
The two-day conclave provided a platform for emerging entrepreneurs in the region to help promote and boost their ventures and also serve as a learning platform.
“The sessions at the conclave were very interesting. It helped me gain a lot of new ideas about the importance of product packaging and organic food items,” Monmi Das noted.
Talking about her Upcycle initiative she said, “It is an eco-friendly initiative. I have re-used mason jars, pickle bottles and transformed them into decorative pieces One can use it as a centre-piece. Moreover, they could be used as lamp shades with the tea light candles.”
“I have put crochet details and table mat cut outs to shoe boxes which can be used as a container for various purposes,” Monmi Das added.
Upcycle is now just seven months old. Along with art and craft, Monmi Das is also a baker who specializes in cupcakes.
After receiving a positive response at the conclave, she is now planning to start a food cum boutique at her residence in Guwahati.
“I will be launching Yellow 29 in a month which will have confectionary, art and craft items,” said Das.
“The North-east region is very resourceful and I want to introduce combo meals with north-eastern delicacies in a ‘Souper Bowl’ concept in Yellow 29. At a commercial scale, a lot of synthetic items are used. I do not want to compromise on the quality even if I have less number of clients,” Monmi Das further added.