Auroville ,near Pondicherry is an experimental township set up in 1968 to promote universal brotherhood . It was set up by ‘The Mother’ , Mira Alfassa ,a French National who was a follower of Sri Aurobindo.
At first ,Auroville , was a barren land . Today it is a lush green township with a variety of products being manufactured , ranging form garments and stationery to candles , ceramic pottery & furniture. Auroville promotes enterprises for sustainable development and fair trade practices . They have a wide range of products that are manufactured for the retail market and exported abroad. The most interesting fact is that, people from all over the world have taken up residences in Auroville. As the Mother was a French National, there are several French citizens who reside there.
This is a well known shop set up by the Auroville Foundation.
A visit to the shop is an elevating experience for the sheer variety of personal care and home decor products that are available here .
The company Maroma was started by , Paul Pinthon and his partner Laura Reddy to manufacture perfumed oils, essences ,candles and body care products.
Firstly, there are perfumed candles – Frangipani scented candles, Red Rose candles, opium flower candles, lemongrass candles and more. There are ,essential oils, reed diffusers, fragrance mats & potpourri, incense sticks, insect repellants
The personal care products include face creams , moisturisers, bath scrub, foot scrub, face masks, massage oils, soaps, shower gel, hair care products with bamboo & charcoal, lip balm, face cream and so on.
You can shop for ceramic coffeepots and cups, lamp shades, wall hangings, wall clocks and other interesting brass items. Table mats & coasters with dried leaves look distinct and unique.
In addition, they stock apparel like kurtas, kurtis (mostly hand-painted and expensive), quilts, bed spreads and cushion covers with innovative designs in warm and pleasing colours.Silk shawls and stoles in attractive colours are also in stock.
There is also a leather section with handbags, purses and wallets. Check out the stationery items as well
Shop at Auroville for distinct and unique gifts .
They have an online store as well.