20 June 2015 – Music & Arts Festival – 12 hours of live music
Debbie Davies started selling at markets in 2007 when she launched Namaskaar Accessoires. She told us, “We started off by selling top quality handmade Indian shawls, which my cousin sourced. Why India? My family originate from there and it isn’t a country represented very much in France (at least it didn’t seem to be when we started!). Bit by bit we have expanded our range but still managing to remain true to our original premise: handmade quality scarves, shawls crafts, jewellery and gifts from South East Asia and especially India.
Every year we try to bring in new stock and fresh ideas – and this is very dificult! We want people to be happy with our products and not have them fall apart, so quality (and priced accordingly) is important. We also want to develop and increase our range of Fairtrade. Hopefully, at least 50% of our products come under this category.
The shawls and scarves are the main areas for us; when we started there seemed to be hardly anyone selling these but they seem to be everywhere now! Therefore we try and keep them authentic, fashionable and good quality.”