Elise Sahota, a native Sonoman who moved to India in 2006, is returning to California for the holidays to share the products created by her fair-trade endeavors abroad.
On Black Friday, Nov. 29, she will host a pop-up show at The Epicurean Connection, 122 W. Napa St., with hand-made clothing and gifts for women, men and children.
“Since January, I have started working with about 20 women inside my village on a fair-trade business called Blue Ullu. Ullu means owl in Hindi. We make hand-knitted, vegetable-dyed children’s clothing. We are also in the process of starting a women’s line (Jade + Noel) and working with weavers to create unique home textiles,” Sahota said.
Indian-inspired soup and salad will be served, along with masala chai tea, and visitors can explore fair-trade products and select holiday gifts from Blue Ullu, Jade + Noel, and Tamana brands. These women’s and children’s clothing lines feature pure wools, raw silks and cottons in clean, modern designs. Visitors to The Epicurean Connection event can also purchase Sheana Davis’ renowned artisan cheese, locally grown food and food products, beer and wine.
The pop-up show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, is open to the public.