Posts by Ojas Akolkar

Serendipitous Synergy!

Every small business owner fantasizes about the day they are able to bring on a full time or at least a part time employee on board.While I’ve been been fortunate to find just the right team mates for different pop ups throughout the years, I’m immensely excited to introduce the Manager for House of Tribalfare.Please…

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House of Tribalfare

Tribalfare was borne from a desire to belong …to every place. What began as a part time commitment (sharing cultures and crafts via pop-ups) will now be a brick and mortar reality called House of Tribalfare …or HoT!   It was in the winter of 2016 when I first spotted the house at 288 W…

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The IDM Collection: Ideation

We are finally counting down to our  website relaunch and can’t wait to share the new look. Its here.. almost! So excited to introduce and share the new IDM Collection. Inspired by India, Designed in Detroit and Made in Mexico. A concept that came to fruition in collaboration with the very artistic Rajiv Akolkar. It…

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Tribalfare Travels! Change Is The Only Constant…

Tribalfare travels yet again! 7 moves in the last 10 years. 5 domestic and 2 international. Change in geography, change in lifestyle, change through multiple careers seems to be a questionable decision making process doesn’t it? In hindsight, I am so glad that my husband and I made those bittersweet decisions because they have literally…

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The ‘Lunch and Shop’ Experience

It all started when Cheryl from Freedom House called me to schedule a shopping appointment and introduce a group of her girlfriends to Tribalfare. We quickly came up with a date and added it to our calendars and then she asked me one fateful question…”Is there a place for Indian food you can recommend in…

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Office Studio ‘Soft Opening’

Isn’t it ironic that my last blog post was about a huge milestone at TechTown when we won the award for the ‘Pop Up Shop Category’ at TechTown’s Retail Boot Camp. We went on to try a two month pop up in Midtown at 71 Garfield and were so happy to be in such a…

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Retail Boot Camp @TechTown Detroit

It’s been a hectic last week of Retail Boot Camp at TechTown. I can’t recommend this program enough. From hands on assignments to research and getting you out of your comfort zone, this challenging 8 week session will leave you exhausted but fulfilled! Of course, winning an award for a pop up store on draft…

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Mompreneur Spotlight!

All I can say after reading this blog post is that I’m amazed at how accurately Karen E has captured every relevant detail of the hour long interview. It is truly a unique experience when you read somebody else’s take on your journey and life..it can be very rewarding and encouraging. A little pat on…

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Photo shoot in St.Thomas, USVI!

Huge shoutout to my adorable nieces Devanshi and Easha Ved for the most fun product shoot ever! Devanshi rocked the shoot by showcasing the tribalfare products with so much excitement and not to mention patience;)  and Easha has quite the creative eye for product styling and photography. The location: Megan’s Bay in St. Thomas! We…

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‘Vintage/Handmade Jewelry Sale and Tea Event’

Tribalfare Showcase Birmingham Ethnic Products

So excited to be participating in this event at the Community House in Birmingham on Saturday Feb 7, 2015! The event is in the ballroom and it is an absolutely gorgeous location. Looking forward to showcase my new picks that have just arrived from India. I guess it is normal to feel nervous but I…

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