Pattnaik Ompriya Mohanty is one of those rare entrepreneurs who upholds social responsibility over anything else in the business. This young man has set an example by opening up a lot of possibilities for the country’s indigenous weaving sector through his dresses and style. Om, who is based in London, brands weaving and talent of Indian craftsmen across the world.
In Vogue Vari, his fashion startup, and the community of Pencil for Change are trying to introduce the products of the local entrepreneurs to the fashion world. They also intend to share the profits with those rural entrepreneurs.
Pattnaik, who was an architect, forayed into fashion due to his passion for design. More than encouraging weaving in the rural area, he brands his language through Calligraphy.
Pattnaik’s startup promotes weaving and manufacturing of leather products. This young entrepreneur and his startups work on various aspects- from preventing air and water pollution to converting art with the help of AI and providing education to orphans. Pattnaik’s website Pencil for Change is showcasing the art of common man to the world.
Pattnaik says the key focus is on selling quality products and rewarding weavers. By recognizing the talents among the needy and providing them with a source of income, Bhubaneswar-native Pattnaik and his startup, In Vogue Vari set up an example to the world.