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 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 the 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 Cotton collection is thoughtfully created by block printing natural cotton fabric in traditional motifs as well as quirky prints. The cut and design is suitable for the modern women of today. They are perfect for a casual day out and also formal office wear when teamed with accessories. Some outfits are also very bohemian in their mood and a perfect addition to your holiday/resort wear.

Our cool cotton collection includes jumpsuits, rompers, dresses, blouses, capes,  and blazers and co-ordinated sets (customized).

Our cotton products are sustainable. They are handcrafted and designed in small workshops in India. We use natural indigo dyes and locally sourced raw material whenever possible.

Our newest is the footwear collection of handcrafted T-strap Sandals or 'Kolhapuri Chappals' as they are widely known. As the name suggests, these originated from Kolhapur, a town in southern Maharashtra in India.
Our colourful Kolhapuris are designed and intricately crafted with gold cord, zari stripes, pompoms and tassels. The sole of the sandal is made from goat skin leather. The upper is comprised of a faux suede lining which is stainless, which ensures no foot stains. It also has padding in the sole for extra comfort

Our footwear is perfect fusion wear for the day and night. The tassels and pompoms  add a bohemian touch to your look. 
These sandals are proudly designed and made in Pakistan and we at CAYA are very happy to bring them to Hong Kong. Afterall, the border just partitions a land that was once one. 

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. 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.