EVERYBODY LOVES FLOWERS BUT IT TAKES A LOT TO LOVE THE LEAVES!

We produce plates, bowls, cutlery and other products from fallen and harvested leaves through an environmentally friendly process (100% natural) and ensure that it is good for the soil when it is disposed.



  Care for Nature and for You      

We are socially responsible and strive to be environmentally friendly. Our products are 100 percent natural, biodegradable and durable. They can be used in catering, restaurants, outdoor festivals or food events, weddings, parties, during trips, cafes and picnics. After use, our products break down into nature in 60 days. Our goal is to make as little imprint as possible on our planet. We are committed and creative and are constantly looking for solutions that benefit both our customers and our country.


We BalajiKarthik and Aneesha came to Halmstad to study the Master's program in Industrial Management and Innovation at Halmstad University. Initially, we did not think about starting a company in the new country, but after we became acquainted with the different culture and the many rules, together we saw an opportunity to combine South Indian tradition with Swedish innovation. In today's dark and polluted environment, a new light is needed to lead others to a clean and environmentally friendly world as an initiative to be the leader in creating and promoting a green and clean environment. We started with this motivated goal to find a sustainable, environmentally friendly alternative to disposable plastic products. This led to the beginning of Ilai.

We thought "why not take things we already have at home? Our products are wonderfully made entirely from fallen leaves that are comorbid and can be reused. Our products come from nature and return to nature and provide added value to the environment. In addition , we have our family made agriculture as a primary occupation, and the idea is to involve Indian locals in the production process and hopefully be able to launch the product in several different countries besides having economic effects on farmers' lives, plates can generously contribute to We intend to grow this opportunity together with society by raising micro entrepreneurs and by leading and visioning the future towards green thinking. 


What inspired us to start Ilai

In the beginning we had a completely different sustainable idea when we came into contact with HighFive  student incubator in Halmstad. But after discussions and identification of opportunities in Sweden, we developed a completely different business concept and started Ilai AB.


"Sustainability" is very central to us! But we are aware of the upsetting development at home in Tamil Nadu in southern India. Large global companies are allowed to establish their operations on fine fertile lands. The result of the establishments is that the farmers are forced to move on from doing agriculture to other occupations  due to polluted and infertile soil and water. This has affected the livelihood of local community people, thus hindering their rural economy. We want to be the change makers providing an upliftment to the local community people by  and also boost entrepreneurial spirit among them.

We are not against technological development but as of now, it is not happening in a sustainable way. Instead, we want to learn from the old traditions that have been largely forgotten.  We believe that sustainable development can be brought about only by incorporating social goals built into their business models and we are one of the companies striving hard to find solutions to modern day problems with focus on sustainability.

Meet the team

Balajikarthik KC

CO-FOUNDER

 

Aneesha Mohan

FOUNDER & CEO

 

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