With a wider variety of products, the second edition of Soda Pop promises to be more festive.
Encouraging the idea of decluttering and reusing, Goli Soda is back with the second edition of its garage sale, Soda Pop. Sruthi Subramanian, the founder, says, “The sale is all about breaking away from the idea of buying new products and focussing on sustainability.” After its successful first edition in May this year, Soda Pop has expanded to introduce men’s ties and blazers apart from a variety of previously-owned-yet-unused kanjeevaram saris. What makes the sale unique is the careful curation by Subramanian. “I selected products based on things I would buy or gift my friends,” says the city-based fashionista, who is also a National award-winning filmmaker (A Far Afternoon, 2016). The collection of products, which began in early July, saw over 30 people, besides friends and family, donating.
Expect tussar silk anarkalis by Mumbai-based designer Krishna Mehta, Zara tops and bags, and accessories like bangles and necklaces. Also find home decor items like cushion covers and Buddha statues. Subramanian’s pick is an exquisite handcrafted enamel chain donated by her mother and a set of red bangles with elephant carvings given by a friend.
Preferring quality over quantity, the Goli Soda owner hopes to make Soda Pop a brand and take it to other cities. “The main aim is to familiarise people with minimalism and reusing in an era when the environment is bearing the brunt,” she concludes.
Rs 30 onwards. At Goli Soda, Besant Nagar. On November 12-13, from 11 am. Details: 42699026
— Sakina Valsadwala