Aktis Engineering Solutions Private Limited

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  • Airport House, Purley Way
  • CR0 0XZ Croydon
  • United Kingdom

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‘‘ this, that & everything else ’is an arts and crafts centric brand, promoting a range of unique handcrafted products that stand apart from everything else in the marketplace. The brand is owned and marketed by Aktis Engineering Solutions pvt ltd. Our products are designed by exceptionally creative designers and crafted by highly skilled artisans of India using natural materials and traditional processes. Our focus is to merge functionality and aesthetics together with the skills of the craftsmen to facilitate craft revival.

The crafts of India are diverse; rich in culture and through centuries have been practiced within the rural communities. We work with the artisans to conserve the indigenous methods involved in the craft and help develop a niche range of eco friendly products. Our brand strives to sustain the traditional crafts and the artisans by providing them a platform internationally in order to reach out to socially conscious customers across the globe.

Our wooden products are designed and handcrafted in Channapatna ( a small town is Karnataka, South India). The genesis of this craft began around 200 years ago when Tipu Sultan invited Persians artisans to teach the art of toy making to the local artisans of Channapatna. Channapatna, is thus also known as Gombegala Ooru (toy-town)  and is  famous for its wooden toys. This traditional craft is protected as a geographical indication(GI) under the World Trade Organization. Traditionally the craft involved lacquering the wood of the Wrightia Tinctoria tree, colloquially called Aale mara (ivory-wood) on a lathe, which was operated by hand. This craft is an eco friendly craft as the  lacquer used in the colouring of the products is natural which are made from vegetable dyes and the residual wood from the turning is used to make incense stick.

Our social enterprise works with the artisans not just to promote the craft but also improve their social livelihood. Our designers work with the artisans in these traditional crafts and help in reinventing and reorienting the craft to bring out products that not only have utilitarian and aesthetic value but also products that are both contemporary and relevant to todays context.

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Design, Development, manufacturing and supply of handcrafted wooden ornaments for Christmas decorations. We also design, develop and manufacture other gift items and craft items as per cuetomer brief.

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Nativity Hanging Ornament

The nativity hanging ornament depicts the birth of Jesus. The handcrafted Nativity Hanging consists...

Aktis Engineering Solutions Private Limited Airport House, Purley Way CR0 0XZ Croydon United Kingdom +44 7810756759 hursh@aktisengineering.com

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Angel Hanging Ornament

  The angel hanging ornament is inspired from the angel who proclaimed the birth of Jesus to the...

Aktis Engineering Solutions Private Limited Airport House, Purley Way CR0 0XZ Croydon United Kingdom +44 7810756759 hursh@aktisengineering.com

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Christmas Ball Ornaments

These wooden Christmas ball ornaments are inspired from the Glass baubles which were first made in...

Aktis Engineering Solutions Private Limited Airport House, Purley Way CR0 0XZ Croydon United Kingdom +44 7810756759 hursh@aktisengineering.com

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Christmas Bell Ornaments

  The Christmas wooden bells are ancient symbols of protection and the ringing of a bell is a...

Aktis Engineering Solutions Private Limited Airport House, Purley Way CR0 0XZ Croydon United Kingdom +44 7810756759 hursh@aktisengineering.com

Exhibitor at the following trade fair

Christmasworld 2017

27.01.2017 - 31.01.2017 Hall: 9.2 Stand: H 33