About Unfactory

So here goes, our story. Right from the part where we chose our not-so-meat-and-potatoes-name: UNFACTORY.

We are a motley crew of indie-enthusiasts - from art, technology and strategy backgrounds - united by our passion for all things handmade and quintessentially 'un-factory'. Quite the opposite of warehouse-stocked cookie-cutter kitsch. Which is why we created this happy collaborative meeting place for likeminded folk - creators and collectors alike - to come together, share and stumble upon all things eclectic and delectably handcrafted.

When you look up Unfactory®, we'd love for you to see ideas, stories, far-out surprises, beauty in the minutest imperfections, attention to detail and in the heart of it all, the tell-tale handprints of our creators.

Sure enough, when you pick a piece off our shelves - an apparel, an art print, a festive accessory, a work-home-garden essential, or a gift for someone you heart - rest assured, it has made its way in here after oodles of deliberation. Even an endurance test - wherein we pass it through a room full of uniformed persnickety folk, inspecting box after box, setting ablaze every piece stamped "stereotypical", "house style", "factory-assembled" and the like. Well, we are nearly just kidding there :) but you get the picture.

We l.o.v.e indie. We respect those who love indie. And we plan to always find inspiring ways to stay that way.


Team


Ashok Neelakanta
Ashok Neelakanta
Co-founder

Ashok has over 18 years of experience in visual design, advertising, community development and digital marketing. Ashok was also actively involved in promoting the independent music scene in India.

Anupama Bharadwaj
Anupama Bharadwaj
Co-founder

Anupama comes from an advertising & marketing background. She has been with traditional and digital advertising agencies spanning over 8 years. Prior to Unfactory, Anupama was with a renowned retail chain.

Mohit Jain
Mohit Jain
Co-founder

Mohit has over 8 years of experience developing systems with Tech Start-ups as well as large IT services company. Prior to Unfactory, Mohit was the CTO of a product price comparison start-up and exited successfully.

Marissa Miranda
Marissa Miranda
Co-founder

Marissa is an artist and a craftpreuner. Marissa has over 18 years of experience in various associated fields of arts. She also has extensive experience working as a gallery curator along with being an arts & crafts researcher both in India and overseas.

Sachin Prakash
Sachin Prakash
Engineer

Sachin is an engineer and a professional musician.
If you have not seen a Carnatic Mridangam artist writing code, here's one you can count on.

Aakanksha Tavag
Aakanksha Tavag
Designer

Googler turned designer, Aakanksha believes in all things beautifully functional. Apart from ux designing and illustrating, she loves animals, loves to travel, drink tea, eat, dance, do yoga and play basketball.