Nikita Deshpande, founder of Ilana Organics, was introduced to the organic space during her college years. Blown away by healthy alternatives she understood that simply talking about the benefits of going organic won’t cut it. Cue: Creation of what we know today as Ilana Organics! Started in 2017 this millennial concoction has grown in leaps and bounds. Our team works out of offices in Pune while we outsource our skills from young talents all across India and deliver countrywide.
This 21 year old had tried it all when it comes to design - fashion, interiors and products - and appreciates the flexibility of design. “I think studying design ultimately ends up allowing your brain to bend its perspective in ways you never thought it could,” she said.
From the brand story, the strategy and the design to the formulation of the products themselves, this feisty woman spearheaded the entire process from scratch. “Ilana is all about making a shift in lifestyle, from chemical dependency to sustainability. We believe that consumers aren’t statistics to be exploited for profit, but equal stakeholders in the production process, and this is what makes us ethical.”
The brand offers 100 percent natural, unadulterated products which have quickly made a mark on the market, owing to their authenticity and extraordinary results. Even the packaging is bio degradable. "Systems design has been the core of this whole project" shares Nikita adding, “ Its basically multitude of systems co-existing that builds the essence of the brand. As a design student I’ve learned to structure varying roles in such a way that I've been able to pull off the whole venture as seamlessly as possible.”
In the future Nikita intends to expand into ILANA HOME which will feature home decor products made from up-cycled filers. “We need more sustainable solutions in our lives, and I fully intent to see my initiative through” she concludes.