Kaam karenge tabhi toh aage badhenge. Zindagi humein roz yahi sikhati hai. (Only when we work shall we succeed. This is what life teaches us every day)
This is what Raju, 24, said to me when I met him in Ajmer, Rajasthan. He is one of our many skilled artisans who create leather satchels, messengers, duffels, backpacks and many more for us. My visit was part of meeting our suppliers to work on new designs and product innovations.
Since the time I’ve been going there, I wanted to explore more about the lives of these artisans. They are the hidden gems everyone should know of – how ordinary people with little or no formal educational background produce world-class leather satchels and messengers!
Today’s blog is dedicated to Raju and many other skillful workers. Despite all odds, they rose to the occasion and brought hope into their lives.
The month of spook has begun. I’m talking about the Halloween, guys!
America’s upcoming favorite holiday, Halloween, is really a fascinating story of ghosts and spirits mixed with humor and fun!
Since my childhood, I have been pretty curious about the concept of supernaturalism, ghosts and the likes of it. And Halloween comprises every bit of these elements. But make no mistake, I love horror films! Anything to do with horror, I love to explore it. In fact, so many of my favorite films are horror-based – The Conjuring, Insidious, The Grudge etc.
There are many layers attached to this festival – ushering in of winter season from fall, concept of life and death, celebration and superstition etc. So much so that from an ancient holiday, Halloween has become more about gatherings, costumes and sweet treats than actual ghosts and ghouls.
Between decorative lights, lawn ornaments and becoming total zombies (with makeup!), the week-long celebrations also involve the community gatherings, family holidays, exchange of gifts and whatnot.
“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
And how true it was meant to be…
This quote from the great Brazilian author (and one of my favorites) single-handedly inspired me to make my dream of creating Soulful Collection a reality. From moments of panic and desperation to utter chaos, the one thing that kept me going while I was creating this venture was many quotes of his.
And that’s the power of words that authors create in shaping our lives!
The other day I read somewhere that November 1 is National Authors’ Day - an event celebrated to show appreciation for the extraordinary hard work put in by the American authors behind your favorite writings.
While Coelho was not American, I believe we should commemorate Authors’ day for all the great writers worldwide who have influenced millions of us through their words and memorable quotes.
Hello people! Greetings to everyone!!
My name is Shalu (pronounced Sha-loo, just in case you don’t mess it up, lol). As the owner of Soulful Collection and an avid blogger myself, I welcome you all into the exciting world of all that is leather.
Through these blogs, I hope to showcase witty, quirky and always fascinating information about leather bags, satchels, messengers, laptop bags and other handcrafted, eco-friendly products.
But enough of that, lemme tell you a joke now. Here it goes:
Wife: Our new neighbor always kisses his wife when he goes to work, why don't you do that? Husband: How can I? I don't even know her.
Men, Men, Men...I tell ya
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The contemporary design of these leather cell phone cases includes features such as flip covers, multiple card holders, internal pockets for keeping important documents and lot’s more!
Welcome to the magical journey of Soulful Collection.
Soulful Collection is not a company. We are a team of spirited souls who are passionate about making handcrafted leather products and accessories. We believe that our leather products enhance the joys of today's ultra modern lifestyle by complementing it.
Through our blogs, we hope to bring new thoughts and ideas on the horizon. It’s a platform for our readers and us to exchange views and bring interesting stories to light. Above all, we hope to showcase exquisite leather bags and accessories to you.
We are not just creating leather, we are creating life, formed after undergoing many changes to become an amazing product – a soulful collectible.