If you had asked former technology consultants Madhu Rajendran and Partha Raghunathan two years ago what they’d be doing now, owning a women’s fashion company was not what they’d tell you. But today, after launching in September of 2015, the duo are the proud founders of Bloom & Give, a line of scarves, bags, and other accessories that do more than just look good.
“We had both been in the corporate world for more than 20 years and we wanted to do something more meaningful. We’re in our 40s, at an age where you really start thinking, ‘I want to be proud of what I do,’” Raghunathan said.
After a trip to Rajasthan in their native India with a friend in the textile business, the two had a true eureka moment. Though both had lived in the United States for more than two decades, a strong urge to reconnect with their roots was brewing.