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Handmade by Tinni

Handmade by Tinni



    Paulomi Debnath


    18th July 2021


    London, Essex


    Shopping, Jewellery, Women, Art, Design, Gifts and Occasions




“It’s never too late to set another goal or to dream a NEW DREAM!” I was born and brought up in Kolkata, India, a colonial city with a rich heritage and history. It used to be the British capital during colonial rule and so you may find plenty of British architecture and influence dotted around the city. Charming and extremely busy, my birth city holds a special place in my heart forever. (The cultural heritage has a huge influence on my design inspiration). I studied sales and marketing and started my career in hotel sales. I am passionate about travelling and found great pleasure in promoting hotels and destinations. In 2004, I met the love of my life. Little did I know that the life I had known, had to be left behind and I will be travelling 5000 miles to start a new life soon! In 2006, we got married in Kolkata. We both belong to this ‘City of Joy’ and very proud to have strong roots there. Soon, I joined my husband in London to start a new chapter of our journey together. With my experience in hotel sales, I was back in hotel sales management. Fast forward 14 years, I now hold a senior position in hotel procurement as my day job, have become mum of a 10-year-old imaginative boy and we live in London. My passion – I love music, dancing and travelling. 2020 – A turning point I finally launched my own sustainable jewellery brand – Handmade by Tinni I love colour, I love handcrafted jewellery and I love travelling. My brand combines all these inspirations to create something unique. (Tinni is my pet name – it is like my alternate personality – cheeky, full of fun and colourful)


👋 Hi, I’m Paulomi and I am a textile jewellery designer and maker. I create colourful, bold pieces of jewellery & home decor signs with organic cotton rope and yarn. ⭐️ I believe jewellery has the power to bring joy in our day. This motivates me to design colourful & fun jewellery that can make you glow with happiness and stand out in a crowd. ⭐️ ⭐️ You will also feel proud when showcasing my designs as they are handmade, sustainable, and unique.⭐️ ♥️My inspiration Handmade by Tinni was a natural step for me, born out of my passion for handcrafted unique jewellery. When I set-up my brand finally in 2020, my design inspiration came from the bright colours of nature, amazing places that I have travelled to over the years and most importantly from the rich heritage of India. ♥️My art I mainly use age-old rope knotting crafts and processes like macramé; creating colourful, unique and bold designs is what makes my textile jewellery stand out! 🌏Why sustainability? As an earth-loving soul, I want to make designs that do not harm our world any further. 🌏How have I embraced it? ⭐️Cotton - I chose cotton as my main design medium as it is biodegradable, soft to wear, anti-allergic, colourful, and extremely flexible to let my imagination flow. ⭐️Handmade - I take great pride in making each piece by hand. ⭐️Local - I am based in London and make all my jewellery here. ⭐️Women-owned – A proud independent creative designer ⭐️Zero Waste Designs – I consciously made an effort to design new collection using my scrap rope endings to reduce any waste from my materials. Currently I have 3 products in my shop that are entire based on my own rope extras that otherwise could have ended up in waste. ⭐️Partnership with Ecologi to become more climate positive – Handmade by Tinni will now fund 32 trees to be planted each month in reforestation projects around the world. Shop with me – Plant a Tree ♥️Vision My aim is to make you embrace colours, look beautiful and feel proud while you showcase my designs. My most popular designs remain the word necklaces, especially the ‘Love’ and ‘Hello’ necklaces. This is truly unique and statement. However, for home décor, I can make longer words or sentences. 🎨Colour Choices I love colour!! And I know you do too!! So, I have spent a great amount of time sourcing a huge array of colours (28) in my cotton rope collection. ♥️Love Nature & Be Proud


Things to do: · Embrace social media from the start and invest in photography and correction apps. · Focus on how to create engaging content from the very start. · Start an email list Things not to do: Spending too much time making images too perfect. Aesthetics are important to have an eye-catching image, but you could spend that time doing something more productive. Or use an app to get images corrected quicker.

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