Founder and Owner of a socially conscious business She runs a woman and a minority owned business in artisan handmade home goods and decor all made in India by traditional artists. Shop now!

My Story

TerraKlay is a Chicago-based artisanal lifestyle brand specializing in handmade home goods and decor. We connect traditional beauty with the modern world.

With a formal background in Fine Arts, I’ve worked with folk and tribal artist communities in rural India for over a decade bringing extensive understanding of indigenous arts and crafts. I launched TerraKlay in 2016 by featuring beautiful handmade black clay pottery, a traditional craft of artisan communities of Manipur, India. The idea behind the venture was to create more meaningful opportunities for women artisans who have been working in their craft for generations. And now we are expanding our reach to bring you more crafted products beyond pottery. 

During my time with TerraKlay I've met many inspiring craftspeople that have rich and diverse traditional practices. Year 2020 created opportunities to evolve and reflect on building resilience for the artisan community. I’ve committed to collaborating with select groups to curate a collection of beautiful things for the home--items that are still “TerraKlay” simple, enjoyable and responsible.

- Manvee

Terraklay products are all handmade, sustainable, eco-friendly and keeping traditional crafts alive. We work with women artisans who are giving back to their families and their communities

We Believe

Refined living does not need to come at the cost of hurting the planet or the people who craft the products. We want to put nature and people at the center of everything we do.

Buy better, buy less: As a small business we recognize that conscious commerce can champion for sustainability in both consumption and production of everyday lifestyle products. Responsible consumerism means buying products that are made to last. You won’t see any disposable or one-time use products from TerraKlay.

Bring recognition, and respect to the artisans community: What we will never change is our passion for craftsmanship as well as our commitment to building collaborative and mutually beneficial relationships with the artisans we work with.

Our products are named after our artisans

All Terraklay products are made with quality materials which are eco-friendly, natural and sustainable making it good for the people and planet.

Our Materials

We work with quality materials and conscious processes that preserve our planet and craftsmanship culture. We take great pride in sourcing sustainable materials as well as recycling and reusing every inch of our fabric. 

We use premium quality cotton, fine wool, upcycled banana fibers and fabrics colored with natural plant dyes, making each ingredient completely natural and safe. Priority is placed on energy and water efficiency. Products are handmade with love and care that do not harm the environment leaving you feeling empowered by your purchase.

Gift of Handmade Tea Set this Mother's Day - TerraKlay
Give a Gift of Handmade this Mother's Day!

April 22, 2019 0 Comments

With Mother’s Day just around the corner shop at Terra Klay and discover our gift boxes before Mother’s Day and receive 25% off your purchase.  USE CODE "ForMom25". Our products are fair trade and ethically sourced.

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Together we can make a social impact - TerraKlay
Together we can make a social impact!

November 28, 2018 0 Comments

“The armed insurgency that broke out in 1989 has had a devastating effect on the normal life of people living in Kashmir. The number of orphans in Kashmir mushroomed dramatically . . . tens of thousands of people have been killed, and an estimated 10,000 disappeared during the past 25 years of the armed rebellion. . . .”

–from BWF’s IDS grant application

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One Pot meals made easy - TerraKlay
One Pot meals made easy!

October 15, 2018 0 Comments

Terra Klay is partnering this month with Uma Vaiyapuri and Vineeta Santoshi of Chutney Devis to share with you easy meals that can be prepared in Terra Klay all clay cookwares.

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