Best of Weekender: From a resale platform for children’s products to an edtech startup for holistic learning, and more

This week, YSWeekender also brought to you stories about health trends for 2022 and a bespoke boutique that creates unique, personalised items.
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A common complaint of many parents is the accumulation of high-quality items bought for their children across years that are now barely used. This is where Mumbai-headquartered online platform SoldResold steps in to ease this process by catering to parents throughout India.

Launched in 2019 by Shradha Virani and Heena Kalantri, the company claims to be a first-of-its-kind place to buy and sell gently-used children’s clothes, toys, and everything else, and has since inspired many similar business models.

In the last two years, SoldResold’s unique concept of promoting sustainability has attracted several celebrities and influencers like Genelia Deshmukh, Soha Ali Khan, Mitali Sagar of House of MISU, and others.

Team Orphicy

Edtech may have been the biggest buzzword of 2021, but with a strong focus on academics, most edtech platforms do not address every aspect of a child’s development. This is where Ahmedabad-based Orphicy Beyond the Ordinary steps in to provide a solution.

Founded by Vipul Tyagi, Ujjwal Nagar, Mukesh Pareek, and Arpit Mehta in June 2021, the platform promises holistic development of students by encouraging equal participation in academics, extracurricular activities, and other aspects that children need to excel in today’s competitive environment.

Deraj saree

A good gift is one that stays in the receiver’s memory for years to come. Personalising the gift is the best way to ensure this, and bespoke boutique Deraj is here to help.

Founded by Priyashmita, Sanjukta, and Nazneen in November 2020, this brand runs its operations both in Bengaluru and Kolkata.

Since its launch, it has caught the attention of many, including politician Shashi Tharoor who wore a customised Uttoriyo for a political event with his party symbol embedded on it.

It’s the new year and everyone’s focus is on getting their health, body, and mind back on track. Post the holidays and the celebrations, that blast of energy starts to subdue everywhere!

There is much more focus on wellness, and more and more practitioners are entering this space, hoping to make a difference in the lives of many.

From plant-based diet to mental health awareness and focus on exercise, we take a look at some of the emerging health trends for 2022.

Edited by Teja Lele Desai