Our Story

CAYA is an eco-lifestyle brand dedicated to promoting hand-made, natural and sustainable clothing and home furnishings. It celebrates the spirit of India and its time-honored craftsmanship in this modern world. It aims to showcase heritage Indian weaves with a contemporary twist, on a global platform.

CAYA, pronounced as 'ka-yah' is a Sanskrit term that signifies the vital heat/fire which runs through the entire system - body and soul. It also represents growth, change, passion, wisdom and skill that all go into the making of the enlightened mind (Buddha).

Our first collection celebrates Pashmina - also known as Cashmere from the northern state of Kashmir. This natural and soulful fibre is hand-woven into fine shawls by skilled artisans who’ve specialized in this art for decades. Every time someone wears a Pashmina, this tradition becomes even more timeless! 

The second is ‘The Silk Route’ collection with a beautiful blend of tradition and modernity. Versatile and classy, these hand-made pieces can be worn year-round and paired with Indian, Western and fusion wear

We are particularly proud of this collection! It is sourced from a social enterprise in India, that’s dedicated to ethical production of environmentally friendly, quality work with fair wages for their artisans. The emphasis is on hand stitching (kantha) and hand block prints. 

The ‘Cool Cottons’ collection from Eastern part of India includes hand-block prints and hand-woven thread embroidery on pure cottons. 

What is the thread that runs across the CAYA brand? For one, its products that are all about style and substance - high quality, natural fibers made in classic and unique designs and long-lasting home-ware. Equally important are the people who make our products and making a positive difference in their lives. Last but not the least, our happy and loyal customers. 

This has been our story so far. We’d love you to be a part of it and help stitch a brighter future for everyone involved.