lekha is a lifestyle brand, designed in New Orleans and handmade in India. Their focus is on soft, transitional staples to help women dress with ease and confidence. 

Founder Trishala Bhansali wanted lekha to be, at its core, about community and creating an environment of connection on a global level. By supporting lekha, you empower women with financial stability, and ultimately, independence. In the same vein, lekha is about tenderness and moving through the world with integrity and an open, kind heart. Every garment is designed so that all women feel beautiful in the silhouette, and lekha takes pride in providing a price point that is accessible.

why “lekha” (pronounced: lay-ka)

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. 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. 

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