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Verandah is a conscious luxury travel brand retailing amongst the luxury resort wear space with design roots strongly based in India, bearing a unique signature style in story based hand illustrated prints, fine embroideries and sustainable fabrics, across resort, ready to wear, swimwear and lifestyle.
At Verandah, luxury is always consistent with sustainability. We create more than just stitched fashionable pieces. Strong principles of circular design and partnering with the best to achieve it, is always the real goal. Created by Anjali Patel Mehta, Verandah was born while she was on a break from a decade long career in Investment Banking; while looking for chic resort and lounge wear to enjoy her stay in. Today Verandah stocks at the likes of Neiman Marcus and other premium retailers across the word. We are also available at luxury hotel properties such as Soneva Jani, the One and Only in Dubai and select Four Seasons hotels. Our lines have been showcased at Lakme Fashion week and we participate in leading trade shows across Miami, New York and Paris.
Know the Founder
An ex investment banker, keen traveler, golfer, beach, art and design lover, active mother of two, and alumnae of Wellesley and the Indian School of Business, Anjali Patel Mehta founded Verandah out of the need to find customized, boho-luxe, chic, fuss-free, travel separates made, using ultra soft and artisanal fabrics and hand work from India. All of that without any formal training in fashion and life spent between Mumbai and New York. But as they say where there's a will, there's also a way. Her mission today is to create a joyful Indian luxury label inspired by the sights, smells, and contours of her land but presented in a contemporary fashion.
While each piece at Verandah tells a story, each collection has been inspired by one as well. The T-91 collection has, for example, has been inspired by a chance sighting of a Ranthambore tiger that went missing. This spurred Anjali to a create collection that would spread awareness on poaching and get involved with Tiger Watch. The Jaisalmer collection was inspired by the memories of a trip to the desert city when she was a child. The Asian Court collection takes inspiration from the trees, animals, architecture and mosaics that make up the actual Verandah of her ancestral home. Likewise, there is a story behind every thread.
To us, our culture is key. We believe that when people are happy, they create better, and aspire to better things. Our first tailor, Deepak Jadav, joined us in 2015. He is a cutting master today. Growing together is a part of our ethos. We have tried everything possible to up-skill our artisans and make them independent. With a growth mindset, we have partnered with zero waste global manufacturer out of India that is fair trade compliant, and employs more women than men. Our swim is produced in Italy at small batch luxury factory partner, along the east coast. To add to that through the fashion fund raiser, Baradari project, we help support artisans, weavers and embroiderers, our fellow artists, our baradari. We currently support the weavers in Phulia West Bengal as part of the project, to produce the finest hand-spun Bengal muslin for our collections.