RSS Newsfeeds

See all RSS Newsfeeds

Global Regions

United States ( XML Feed )

Jun 15, 2016 2:10 PM ET

Archived: Mela Artisans is a luxury lifestyle brand that combines traditional handcrafting techniques with the freshness and functionality of contemporary design

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 15, 2016

Logo 20tagline



Mela Artisans



Mela Artisans is a luxury lifestyle brand that combines traditional handcrafting techniques with the freshness and functionality of contemporary design.






Company Summary


Mela Artisans is a luxury lifestyle brand that blends traditional handcrafting techniques with contemporary design. By working closely with our artisans, we create high quality products while promoting social uplift in their communities.



  • StageFull Product Ready
  • IndustryConsumer Products
  • LocationBoca Raton, FL, US
  • CurrencyUSD
  • FoundedOctober 2010
  • Employees26
  • Websitemelaartisans.com





  • Prior to joining Mela as President, Sonali was Vice President of Business Development at Missions Markets. She has interned in the Corporate Social Responsibility department of Edelman and has worked for a diverse group of social enterprises in India, Ghana and the U.S. Sonali also worked as a summer associate for Ashoka in Washington, DC and Mumbai. Sonali earned her BA in International Relations from New York University.




    Navroze Mehta
    Founder & CEO

    Navroze founded Mela to showcase the unique crafts of Indian artisans who are at risk of losing their livelihood due to economic pressures. He has played a major role in the successful launch of many companies in a variety of fields. Navroze is a member of Young Presidents Organization and former chair of the America’s Gateway Chapter. Navroze received an MBA from Syracuse University and a BA in Commerce from the University of Bombay, India.




    Dipali Patwa
    Chief Creative Officer

    Dipali’s experience spans two decades and continents in the field of fashion and furnishings. Dipali received her training in fashion design in Mumbai. Her early career in India included employment as a design consultant with SEWA. Dipali relocated to New York in 2000. Since then, she has developed an expertise in strategic branding in addition to design, working with well-known brands such as Ralph Lauren, Martha Stewart and Laura Ashley.




    • Chief Technology Officer

      Bhavna has over 14 years of diverse experience providing advisory services and leading cross-border teams in the evaluation, design, development and implementation of technology solutions. Bhavna received her Masters in Computer and Information Systems from the University of Pennsylvania and her BS in Computer Science from Cedar Crest College, Pennsylvania.




    • 2a83c71f a011 4512 8e5f 487068668d68
      Vice President of Sales

      Alex has 15+ years experience as VP of sales for both home and jewelry. Prior to Mela, she worked with Weingeroff International, Kim Seybert and Vetta Jewelry. Alex holds a Bachelors Degree in Home Product Development and Marketing from Fashion Institute of Technology.





    • Default avatar
      Josie Sandoval
      Director of Marketing

      Josie has worked in Marketing at Mela for the past 4 years. She has 6+ years experience in integrated marketing communications and holds a BS in Advertising from the University of Florida.











Contact Information:

Navroze Mehta

View Related News >