The Healing through Art Gala 2023 Sponsors
Lee Baron Bespoke Custom Tailors is a family-owned company established in 1962 in Hong Kong. With our fully owned workshops, we offer true bespoke custom clothing for men and women. Each piece of clothing is cut and hand-tailored for you by our Shanghainese tailors who learned this art from the world-famous Shanghai tailors who lived in China in the 1900ds. Keeping this tradition and skill ongoing today is important to us. In a world of factory-made-to-measure clothing, the art of hand-made tailored garments is still alive with us. Our clients are life-long and part of our family. We believe that what you wear has a profound impact on how you feel and who you are striving to become. Let us show you what we can do.
Veracity Studios is an award-winning creative team of visual experts who specialize in telling personal stories. In its nearly two decades of experience, the team has documented presidents, celebrities, CEOs and entrepreneurs for the largest media companies in the world. The photographers and filmmakers at Veracity focus on solving key problems through curiosity and creativity. The team prides itself on finding authentic narratives to make change. Based in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia, let the Veracity team tell your story.
Vasanti Cosmetics is dedicated to making beauty feel good. When beauty feels good it's inclusive, it's cruelty-free, and it doesn't weigh you down. Our cosmetics and skincare products are crafted with careful attention to detail, good-for-you ingredients, and lots of love. Vasanti was built on the bonds of sisterhood. We make products for our sisters and besties. What does that mean? We make the best in clean, high performing products that we trust only to use on our sisters. We grew up taking care of each other and nothing has changed except we have just extended the family to include you.
Love, Indus is an opulent skincare and wellness brand driven by confluence and contrast that of India and New York, tradition and modernity, and incredible botanicals and lab-designed, clean ingredients. Love, Indus celebrates Surbhee's (the founder’s) two homes – India and New York. It is a love letter from India, one that brings together the heritage and rituals of the land and reimagines them for western consumers seeking an opulent experience and high-performing skincare. We combine rare minerals and botanicals from the Indian subcontinent with the precision of New York's technology to create our potent potions. Conscious beauty enthusiasts can enjoy an immersive skincare experience while benefiting from ancient, powerful botanicals & minerals - some lost, some forgotten, and some that are yet to be discovered and harnessed outside their regional bastions. Founded in Jan 2021, Love, Indus has enjoyed a strong debut with press hits in Vogue, Refinery29 (Most wanted), Forbes (Beauty pick), InStyle, Byrdie, Women's Health among others. The brand is currently retailing at Neiman Marcus, Verishop, Showfields among others.
My grandparents immigrated to the US from India 40 years ago in search of better opportunities for their families. While they found much of what they were looking for, they left a lot behind. Family and community, a familiar culture, home, of course. But also, a totally different way of life, with food at the center of it. Many compromises on ingredients had to be made, with spices being a major one. The shift from truly local (spices were literally delivered from the farmer down the road), OG organic and fair-trade to the dull, lifeless spices on store shelves was seismic. And while, over time, the availability and quality of the variety of the fruits and vegetables they were used to improved, spices simply did not change. Unfortunately, even generations later, the spice market hasn’t changed much. At the same time, while the Indian population in the US has continued to grow, much of the sentiment towards the cuisine is that it’s unhealthy, full of cream, all tastes the same, etc. I want to change that narrative by focusing on the heart of Indian cuisine: spices. I enlisted my Dad, Sandeep, as my co-founder – he’s the greatest chef I know and a food-industry vet – on this mission and Down the Road Spice Co. was born. By sourcing incredibly flavorful and potent single-origin organic spices (like the ones my grandmothers used!) and creating organic small-batch masalas that translate family recipes into blends, we are making it easier to cook and experience amazing Indian food. We hope you’ll hang out with us, cook with us and share all of the delicious ways you use our spices. To food, family, community and good health, Mansi Shah Co-Founder, Down the Road Spice Co.
DK Photo is a team of experienced photographers and cinematographers, dedicated to creating unique and memorable experiences for their clients, on board for the gala. DK Photo is led by Dhruvik Patel, with a passion for photography that developed during high school, and now 5 years of professional experience capturing special moments at weddings, engagements, and more. We are grateful to have Dhruvik support us and know he will help to make the gala an unforgettable day!
XO Events is a unique and passionate team of Event Planners & Coordinators located in New Jersey, USA. Their main goal is to create beautiful memories and experiences that their clients cherish for a lifetime. They work hard to make sure that they are the perfect fit for all events that they execute. They are dedicated to providing excellent service through careful planning and on-time service delivery. We know the gala will be sure to run smoothly with their assistance!
As a general rule, bespoke means that the suit has been cut specifically for you using a one-of-a-kind pattern taken from your measurements. Born To Tailor offers timeless cut, bespoke garments made using old hand tailoring techniques and delivers with a personal touch. With every new season of suiting, Born To Tailor does a fine job at presenting timeless and style-forward fabrics & styles at excellent value. Book an appointment at their showroom and you’ll spend your first hour talking through the options and getting measured up. On comes a decision-making process running across several steps, from style to fabric to lapel type, buttons, lining, piping, monogramming et al. With thousands of cloths and an outstanding array of colors and prints to choose from, plus finishing detail choices, fact is, you're going to be wanting more than one suit.
When moving to New Jersey, Neha Darji, a licensed therapist, found that there was a need for culturally sensitive and inclusive mental health services for South Asians in the tr-state area, and saw that the stigma and lack of accessibility and knowledge was the biggest barrier. That’s when she founded, We Rise Therapy and Wellness, a holistic telehealth based mental health practice focused on providing minority communities, specifically BIPOC and South/East Asian women of color with culturally sensitive and tailored mental health services. We strive to break stigma, and fill the gap by providing individual therapy, group therapy, workshops, and seminars. Together, We Rise.
JPG Photo & Video is one of the mostly highly rated creative photography and videography wedding companies in the greater Philadelphia region. Its award-winning creatives document real moments and genuine emotion. Our couples want something different and more personal to them. For more than a decade, this team of professionals express an enthusiasm for life by capturing your most important moments with imagination. They strive to push the boundaries of creativity and explore the lighthearted nature of each couple. This studio creates vibrant memories that go beyond conventional methods.
Sukhjot is a filmmaker, content creator, and social media influencer, who is best known for his cinematic videos, sound design, and storytelling. He has gained a small following on platforms such as TikTok and Instagram under the tag @ssjot, where he shares stunning visuals and creative storytelling from his projects around the world. Sukhjot has worked with various brands, including Stanford, Hawaii Swim Show, South Asian New York Fashion Week, and has been recognized for his exceptional videography and editing skills in editorials like Shoutout Arizona. In addition to his work as a filmmaker, Sukhjot is also a passionate sound designer and producer.
Nestled away in the charming Northern Liberties neighborhood of an always sunny city, Fairmount House is one of Philadelphia’s most sought-after house galleries offering local artisans, creatives, and purveyors a safe haven built for self-expression. The expansive space welcomes the general public, with its clean lines and energy, to a continuous roster of dynamic exhibitions, experiences, and events carefully curated to provoke excitement and emotion, thought, imagination, and wonder. Built for the community and by the community, Fairmount House proudly serves as a second home to the multi-passionate, multi-disciplinary creatives that make our city so great.
Element Apothec was established with one goal in mind: to create a line of natural and organic, CBD-infused wellness products which combine the healing powers of nature with the ingenuity of scientific innovation. From that one idea emerged a commitment to create doctor-formulated products that are healthy for your body, inside and out; advocate for higher standards; and empower consumers through education, all while holding ourselves accountable to unparalleled standards of safety and quality. Because we all deserve better.
M4U is a premier Indian Wedding DJ and full-service event production company known for their enthusiasm, passion, and professionalism. They offer music, lighting, special effects, and more, and have extensive experience in events across 16 states. The company has received numerous awards for their excellence, including the KNOT Best of Weddings 2021-2022 and the Wedding Wire Couples Choice award from 2017-2022, making them a top choice for events.
Nayana Design Studio is a specialty paper goods company featuring the vibrant artwork and designs by Nayana Jha, on products like luxe gift wrap, journals, cards and gift bags. Rooted in the rich traditions of varied Indian colors and motifs, and enhanced by modern global styles - each product is meant to convey a spirit of joy, whimsy and modern flair. India’s vast history and rich culture is renowned for its legacy of craft, color and iconography and Nayana’s work merges those sophisticated traditions of her ancestral Madhubani region with today’s contemporary vibes. Nayana has been a lifelong doodler, painter, and designer/maker. She started her design studio in 2011 in New York City and was immediately carried in boutiques like the Asia Society Store and soon thereafter in a few mass retailers. She’s also had the profound honor and pleasure of designing wedding invitation, company logos and licensing her artwork to global museum quality brands. Today Nayana Design Studio is focused on paper goods - and planning to launch more products along the journey (fabrics, wallpaper, and more)!
I am a videographer who loves to capture, edit, and create for brands, events, and individuals in the areas of fashion, business, entertainment, sports, and more. I specialize in crafting content for the social, mobile, and online experience. Let me bring your vision to the screen. Digitize the Moment.