Four years ago, a self discovery trip to India turned into a cause-centric business venture between two friends. While visiting a local bazaar, they came across a little girl whom was begging alone half naked on the side of a street. They invited her for a meal and discovered her horrifying story of abandonment. She was not the only one in the city of Bangalore.
Steeped in poverty and social stigma, numerous girls are deserted at birth by their parents. These girls are often picked up by street gangs who use them in begging rackets. We vowed to make a difference and try to save as many innocent lives as possible. By accident or maybe not really, we came in contact with Paul Wilkes, founder of "Homes of Hope India" and a movement was born. Today, our team actively raises consciousness towards plight of abandoned children and 10% of All Sale proceeds go towards our charity foundation. Over the last four years, with your help, we have saved hundreds of girls from a dark life on the streets.
"Sivalya" is Sanskrit for "Home of God". It is a philosophy that encourages to respect and nurture your mind, body and spirit. We believe that in spite of modern life's busy schedules, we must find some time everyday to connect with our inner selves. To follow a path led by our inner compass, to believe in ourselves and to start a journey of exploring our true free and wild spirits. We believe that we are the Modern Bohemians.
While 1960’s Bohemia was more of an escapist attitude, today Modern Bohemian Lifestyle has evolved into an eclectic living with free spirited sensibilities and a desire to explore the light within. Bohemians today are the artists, the musicians, the yogis and the designers who follow their heart with a style inspired by their own personal journeys. They follow their own tune.
At Sivalya, we hope to be the catalysts of modern bohemian sensibilities with spiritually inspired creations that nod to eras long ago. From 108 Mala Beads to Mandala Tapestries, from Vegan Tie-Dye Apparel to Buddhist Ritual items and from Sterling Silver jewelry to Bohemian jewelry, we have carried the legacy of respect for natural materials and fair trade practices to the next level while keeping up with great product quality and affordability. We would like to invite you to join us in this journey. Sivalya is more than a name, its a philosophy for an enriched lifestyle.