Le Tattva is a home décor brand bringing to market a curated selection of ethically sourced, handmade artisanal goods from around the world. We are dedicated to our mission of uplifting artisans worldwide by cultivating long-lasting relationships that bring their beautiful, handmade products to market through fairly traded channels.
Our name comes from the ancient Sanskrit word tattva, meaning reality or truth. We believe in honest relationships and building a business based on transparency with both our artisan partners and customers.
Le Tattva was born in a Parisian apartment, but its roots are embedded in the century old culture and techniques of talented artisans of the Indian sub-continent.
Growing up, co-Founder Neha Maheshwari developed a deep respect and interest in the colors, cultures, and crafts from her native India, one of the most culturally rich countries in the world. When her life brought her to France six years ago, she witnessed the French appreciation for savoir faire and the respect for the artisan and their skill, which unfortunately went missing in her own country. While still a budding dream, met French native Priscille Bilbaut, who not only shared her respect and appreciation of the Indian craft and culture, but was equally excited to bring beautiful artisanal Indian products to the shores of France. Combining their love of craft, their intimate knowledge of French and Indian design, and desire to do business differently, Le Tattva was born.
Le Tattva was created with the fundamental belief that every person has a right to safe working conditions and fair, living wages. We ethically source all our products from artisan groups and organizations that operate under fair trade principles and employ high standards of employment safety measures. These organizations work to improve the quality of life in their communities and help create sustainable models and financial independence for the artisans they employ. Furthermore, we buy all our products outright from our partners, taking on all the risk so the artisans can be assured of financial security and compensation for their beautiful work.
Le Tattva works closely with our artisan partners to curate our selection of home décor and lifestyle items. All of our products are handmade with centuries of tradition and high quality materials, behind every contemporary design. When shopping at Le Tattva, you can be assured that your purchase is a unique, one-of-a-kind piece that has been crafted with care.
FAIR FEELS GOOD.
We are proud to be a company founded by an international group of women here at Le Tattva. We are passionate about home decor and our work bringing only ethically-made and fairly-traded artisanal products to the European market. Our team is always looking for new talent to help Le Tattva grow and fullfill our mission of empowering our artisans and their communities. If you are interested in joining our team, please reach out!
Priscille Bilbaut (French) has 14 years of experience in product development, marketing and sales for consumer goods (B2C enterprises) throughout France, Italy and Southeast Asia. She enjoys discovering new things and has a passion for artisanal products nurtured from her time living and working internationally. She holds an Executive MBA from HEC Paris and is excited about bringing fair trade Indian home décor to her home country and create local impact.
Neha Maheshwari (Indian), has 10 years experience helping several financial institutions and public agencies understand, quantify, and manage catastrophic risk across India, the UK, and the US. Neha holds an Executive MBA from HEC Paris where she diverged from her career path to start her own entrepreneurial venture. In addition to her professional experience, she volunteered as a mentor for socio-economically marginalized children in India. Her passion for the people in her home country, her eye for home décor and background in business led her to create Le Tattva.
Christy Titus (American) holds an MFA from l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne and a BA from Boston College in Communications. She has 3 years of experience in communications and visual design for various non-profit organizations throughout the United States. She has a passion for craftsmanship and Indian artisanal goods after her travels to the country in 2014 and excited to be on a team of women bringing their beautiful products to France.