Maka Maka's Story

Where it all began

A passion for design and a strong penchant for Social Entrepreneurship led Mitun Chaudhuri to quit the world of Corporate America and pursue her dream of starting her own brand, MAKA MAKA (friend in Hawaiian).

During her travels to different parts of the world, such as, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Scandinavia, and across North America Mitun explored many artisanal works of art, and visited some great concept stores.  Inspired by her travels, a new concept was developed; where patrons would come to a “home” with friendly ambience to explore, discover, and collect unique items that are global, artisanal and eco-friendly.  This would be a destination place, where they could also enjoy some delectable offerings in a Cafe, while enjoying the hospitality of MAKA MAKA.

Mitun travels extensively to source the fabrics and other curated decor objects.  She works directly with the artisans, ensuring Fairtrade practices. This level of personal attention has enabled MAKA MAKA to offer a rare and eco-friendly silk, such as, Peace Silk.  Through MAKA MAKA, she also strives to empower women artisans to be financially independent.

Prior to Maka Maka, Mitun had begun her entrepreneurial journey with Rajboori, which, was a luxury home textiles company based out of Vancouver, Canada.  Rajboori’s  Premiere Collection was launched in North America at the New York International Gift Fair in Jan 2009 and in Europe at Maison & Objet in Sep 2009. In 2012, Rajboori’s collection was expanded to include a wider range of artisanal home and fashion accessories and a new entity called Maka Maka was created.

Mitun has an MBA in E-Commerce from Georgia State University and a BBA (MIS) from University of Georgia, USA.

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