lekha partners with artisans in india to design and produce an evolving collection of beautiful handmade womenswear. we employ women in communities throughout india (notably rajasthan, punjab, and madhya pradesh) trained in traditional craft techniques such as phulkari embroidery, blockprinting, zari, and brocade. our style fuses eastern and western sensibilities - stylish yet simple pieces you can wear everyday that make you feel a little magical.
lekha was the birth name of rajmata vijaya raje scindia (1919-2001), a leader in the infancy of india’s bjp party. she married into erstwhile royal india yet maintained a life of public service and indian nationalism. she was known for her striking beauty in her youth, and her fierce strength in the politics of post-independence india.
she (only) wore handspun, handmade indian garments. vijaya raje understood the importance of supporting rural communities while donning khadi textiles, a value lived and taught by gandhi ji.
we believe in the power of collective consciousness, and the beauty in femininity and fabrics.