I studied Interior Architecture at RISD. After working in New York, I always sort of knew I wanted to move back at some point. After founding my own interior practice in New Delhi in 2013, I found a bit of a market gap when it came to recommending rugs to clients.
My younger brother had a bunch of nicknames for me growing up. Ishy, Ishmish, Mish, Mishcat. I always wanted the brand to be fun and playful, and a little cheeky. Not so serious. And somehow that last one stuck- it just felt right.
We work with the loveliest independent weavers and artisans across Rajasthan and UP. It's really exciting to say that our design process is a collaborative one. After three years, our design vocabulary is pretty synced, and weavers share with us as much inspiration, sketches and doodles as we share with them- its inspiring, and fun!
No. The sari silk rugs are made of leftover sari yarn, not old sari yarn. It is upcycled.
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