socially conscious.
sustainably designed.
artisan made.

Who We Are

M I N D A:living is a socially conscious lifestyle brand.

Our collections are crafted by artisan hands, from sustainably sourced materials. We believe in ethical production, artisan empowerment, limiting our impact on the earth, and maximizing our impact on the people and communities we touch.

We believe in beautiful product, with a purpose and a story.

Why We Are

M I N D A:living was inspired during a journey through rural India, in 2013.

“I was volunteering with a community outreach organization in a remote village in Rajasthan, and fell in love with the mission, the community they served, and the lives they bettered. By providing food, medical care, trade skills education, and housing for 87 orphaned children, they were the heart of the community, uplifting the poorest of the poor. Spending time with the people, immersed in the culture, and completely humbled by the honor of hearing their stories, my world was changed. Forever.

I founded MINDA in this moment.

And this was only the be g i n n i n g.”

-- Melinda Vanvaria, Founder

We cultivate artisan teams in remote areas of developing countries -- in areas where most rely solely on the work of their hands for their livelihood -- providing a dependable income and the opportunity for a better life. We work closely with our artisan team in a cooperative effort and encourage collaborative design amongst skill trades. Our team is made up of good people, with hearts as big as their smiles and an immense passion for their craft.

Social consciousness is at the heart of who we are and why we are.

M I N D A:living directly impacts communities locally and around the world by supporting missions we believe in through our ONE:ONE collections and donating a portion of proceeds.

We strive to do more good. Always.