Banee BattaTextile Designer
Vivacious and in sync with fashion, Banee Batta is an unlikely designer one would encounter in PSS. ‘Working in PSS has made me realise that I want to only work for non profit. It’s here that I get the most satisfaction to see my design ideology has the power to making a difference in someone’s life.’
Born and brought up in Doon, she joined NIFT Bombay to do her textile designing after her schooling from Convent of Jesus and Mary. On completion of the course she taught for a year at a Design Institute but wanted to do her Masters. She got through Istituto Marangoni , Milan, spending a year doing Surface and Textile design, scored the highest in the last semester. She returned to India to take up a job working as a trainee with Louis Vuitton – but left within four months to take up a teaching design in Graphic Era university. Within two months she realised it was not what she wanted and she joined PSSS. It has been two years that she insists has been the most riveting and satisfying.
‘Our handwork is respected all over the world especially our cause of women empowerment, proper diet, training and self dependency has gained a lot of ground with like minded people who want to give back to the community.’ There are many celebrities who flaunt their work. We too should push our boundaries our patchwork, applique, embroidery, quilting should be able to face international market. Right now we are busy building our brand name – Purkul Stree Shakti.’