Stalls at the 220 Vimochana market

Look what’s on offer at the market on August 8th, Saturday. Watch out for more information on fun stuff like a Raffle, and a super big hamper to be won at the event!

Aruna Padmanabhan’s Miniature fridge magnets and key chains created from recycled materials and enhanced with homemade dough of maida and ceramic
G Bharathi’s Up-cycled jewelry, home decor, and some fun things for children (boxes) made with magazine paper and news paper
Vidya Ramamurthy’s Bags made with newspaper and other colorful paper, book marks, shagun envelops, zipper clutches made with scrap cloth,
baby saree quilts with Kantha work, potlis and many more recycled goodies
Manveen’s Upcycled products
Recode’s Gently used clothes
Priyamvada Chaudhary Shoes and clothes
Raksha Shoes, sarees, clothes, handbags
Manjari Pre-loved clothes, books, watches, sunglasses, accessories
Shankary Gently used hand made lamp shades, vases, carpets, paintings, ceramic tea pots, from Auroville, Srinagar, Jaipur. Bags, shoes,  western office wear
Claire Rao, Vani Murthy, Rekha Nair, Chatura Padaki and friends, Kuhu, Naveen, and many others who have donated Cotton sarees, books, belts, bags, crockery, CDs, and more
The Friday Convent Never worn really amazing fashion and designer clothes, and TFC T shirts

From the Vimochana network

Concern for Working Children Khadi clothes and accessories, products made with jute and clay
Ms. Zara Apparel
Uma Maheshwari Candles made by women who are being enabled to earn a livlihood
Harmeet Handmade jewelry

220-Vimochana Santhe (market)

On 8th August, 2015, to raise funds for Angel Roopa Kumari and Malathi Saroj

Angel Roopa Kumari, fifty five years old tirelessly worked in Vimochana for fifteen years reaching out to women in distress: through counseling and crisis intervention, mobilizing resources for their education and illness; connecting and providing safe places for women and children who are victims of abuse and empowering powerless women to find strength in resistance.

She did this till her last breath. She was indeed a deeply committed woman. Angel left us on 20 June, 2015 after a long struggle with cancer. The last months were extremely difficult as the pain became unbearable.

But she has left behind a community of people who mourn her loss and remember her in gratitude. She has left behind too a wonderful and caring family comprising of her husband, son, daughter in law and a grandson who have been with Angel holding her in her pain, trying to find resources that could pay for her expensive medical treatment.

And so, we in Vimochana who mourn her loss and know of the family’s burden want to humbly offer them a purse through the donations that we plan to raise by organizing this Santhe.

The proceeds of the Santhe will also be used for Malathi Saroj, a theatre activist who has dedicated her life for transforming the lives of the Devadasi women from one of helplessness to one of hope. Her work with children through Prajna, an NGO founded by her for enabling children to experience their childhood in its fullness has been well documented. In recognition of her selfless commitment to bring qualitative change in the lives of the vulnerable, she was honoured by the State government.

Friends, we believe that both Angel Roop Kumari and Malathi Saroj are truly deserving of the generosity of all those whose lives they touched and therefore we come to you with this appeal which we hope you will support and contribute.

You can support by patronizing the Santhe from 11 am to 5 pm and offering yourself as a volunteer.

To contact Vimochana directly as a volunteer, please call this number: 25492783.

– Vimochana

Register – August 8th, 2015 flea market


Vimochana-220 FLEA MARKET

Please read through carefully before you fill out the form and submit it.


At 220, we have been supportive of causes that bring meaning to our lives. We are happy to be co-hosting a flea market, along with Vimochana, on August 8th, 2015.  In the spirit of recycling, the Second to None stalls will be all about second hand products which you no longer need, and upcycled products made from waste materials.

The Vimochana stalls will have second hand goodies collected for this causeThey will also have products from their women’s network, which may be new.

Registration details required for SECOND TO NONE stall owners only:

FOOD: If you are keen on putting up a food stall, please contact Vimochana directly, as this time, 100% of the food stall proceeds are being donated to the cause.


Forum for Women’s Rights
33/1-9, Thyagraj Layout
Jaibharath Nagar, Bangalore 560033

The market will support up to 25 sellers.

If you register as a seller, you are signing up to be at the market for the
whole day: 11 AM to 5 PM

Depending on the number of sellers and the takers for slots, Second to None will facilitate the slots and inform you, via e-mail.


Please provide all the information asked for and submit. You will receive an e-mail at the ID you specify, to confirm your participation.


The Vimochana office premises is a beautiful brick building, with a courtyard, balconies, and outdoor spaces.

In the spirit of an open market, while we will arrange tables for displaying goods, please bring mats / sheets of about 4 feet x 6 feet to cover the tables OR display your goods. Chairs will be made available.

Arrival time: Please be at the venue with your goods by 10.00 AM.

Fee: No registration fee for selling.

However, 50% of the sale proceeds to be donated to Vimochana, as this market is helping raise funds for a cause. Read more about the cause here.

We may update the forum with new information, so please do stay in touch.


Up for grabs at the Oct 26 2013 market

So here is what you will find at the market, people!

11 to 1 PM

Nandita TM

Jewellery made out of recycled products.
Arunima Saboo Clothes + handbags
Nicole Yetter Vintage Kantha Quilts, wooden printing blocks and other upcycled home decor.
Basil n Judy DeMonte Recycled   handmade  decorations, lamps /  lights  &  curios.

2 to 6 PM


Nandita TM Jewellery made out of recycled products.
Arunima Saboo Clothes + handbags
Nicole Yetter Vintage Kantha Quilts, wooden printing blocks and other upcycled home decor.
Basil n Judy DeMonte Recycled   handmade  decorations, lamps /  lights  &  curios.
Latha Venkat Household decorative items

Ladies handbags

Ladies clothing

hair straightener

Music CDs

Malvikaa Solanki Clothes for men & women in good condition (t-shirts, jeans, tops, etc.) and women shoes.
Mansi Agarwal Clothes (men, women and kids)



Kids toys

Sapna Devanathan clothes, bags, shoes, upcycled bags made from cloth ,books
Ancey George Clothes mainly and other household goods
Kiran Castelino Hairbands made from waste cloth.
Shankar Rao Lampshades.

Soap dispenser

Bathroom accessories.

Pen stand.

Flower Vase etc.

Charmaine Kenita Recycled Garden Lanterns

Waste Carton Bags

Nailah Javid Used – Jewellery, books (novels), shoes, some dress materials left over from my wedding trousseau, CDs, DVDs, kid chair,  etc.
Kanchana Arni All kinds of stuff for the home-from lamps to accessories, curtains, blinds
Deeksha Skates and helmet, yamaha keyboard and stand, bags-10-15, clothes, books, lots of jewellery like earrings and braclets, hairbands, keychains, study table, toys, books, gift items, steel vessels.
Jayashree Pradeep Electric roti maker, used salwar kameez, clothes, household goods, curtains, steel utensils, water bottles, umbrellas garments
Refresh Studios Electric lamps and decor made with papier mache
Aruna Padmanabhan Upcycled candle stands, pen stands and vases made with paper mache and empty paint bottles.

Upcycled fridge magnets with the paint bottle lids.

Wall hangings, magnets and car danglers with pizza cartons.

The Second Life We upcycle various waste materials into beautiful products of stationary and


Niveditha Ceramic tiles left over from house construction, painted with warli, nature and abstract paintings. Framed and they make beautiful gift items and show pieces.
Niraj Beladiya Computer parts, house holding things, playing equipments, bicycles, bike, car, etc..
Zehra Rafiq – Ethnocraft Upcycled wood ,cloth and wooden products  like lamps trays coasters, etc.
Ria K Barbie doll house, stuffed toys, guitar, electric nail polish drier for girls, hair curler/straightener, books, SAT books, board games, Venus & Serena Williams brand tennis racquet, geometry boxes, hats, purses, bags, wire shelves, goa cloth lanterns, headbands,clothes, party dresses, ghagras for little girls, badminton racquets, hanging cloth lanters from Goa, dart board, woollen red riding coat, stuffed toys and more.
Manjari Boutique Upcycled denim bags and scrap quilted rugs
Shylin David Books





Malini Malik crockery, glasses, vases, souveniers, cushions, and more
Leviathan Customz Bottle lamps

Newspaper graffiti

Upcycled bottles with band logos

Calligraphy on pirated book pages

Clock made from recycled cardboard

Prathibha Gopalam Books and clothes
Arshi Anjum Used clothes, accessories, and bags!
Belaku Trust Stationery, jewellery, etc. made with recycled paper.


Buffalo Back Around 10 varieties of locally grown unpolished rice & rice based products like the rice semolina, beaten rice & rice flourMillets like Ragi, Fox tail millet, Kodo, etc., and millet based products like semolina, dosa mix, millet malt and flour.Organic and heirloom variety of seeds of select vegetables and fruits for gardeners and farmers.Organic freshly milled whole wheat flour / whole wheat pastry flour.
Gouri Tanmoy Sandwiches, Brownies, Assorted Breads, 1 beverage
Sushma Prabhu Brownies, Cakes/Cupcakes, Apple Pie,Lasagna.
Shreeparvathi Jams, pickles, cakes, Nannari sherbet, specialty breads.
Taantra Multigrain and Jaggery organic muffins in various flavors. No Maida and No Sugar.
Carrots Salads, lunch, chai

Fun at Oct 26th market!

220 Flea Market!

Oct 26th, Rococo Gallery, Rest House Road, Bangalore

11 AM to 6 PM



All day: Tattoo painting for the kiddies by Lynessa Coutto.


A Trash Bash contest! Make a piece of art or something useful and bring it along to the market. Display it and win a gift voucher to buy what you want at the market!

Prizes at 5 PM


2 to 6 PM: Making lovely books out of scrap paper – a book binding workshop by Roy Varghese.


Register – Oct 26, 2013 flea market


Please read through carefully before you fill out the form and submit it.




Space: ROCOCO GALLERY, Rest House Road, Off Brigade Road, Bangalore.

220 will support up to 40 sellers.

Please pick from: 11 AM to 1 PM or 2 PM to 6 PM or Whole day

Depending on the number of sellers and the takers for slots, Second to None will facilitate the slots and inform you.

Registration: Please provide all the information asked for and submit. You will receive an e-mail at the ID you specify, to confirm your participation.

Infra: In the spirit of an open market, while we will arrange tables for displaying goods, please bring mats / sheets of about 4 feet x 6 feet to cover the tables OR display your goods. Chairs will be made available.

Time: If you have the morning slot of 11 AM to 1 PM, please arrive at the venue by 10.30 AM.

If you have the 2 PM to 6 PM slot, please arrive by 1 PM.

Here’s what is up for grabs at the April 28th market!

April 28th, 2013

At Rococo Gallery, Rest House Road (Off Brigade Road), Bangalore

11 AM to 6 PM


11 AM to 1 PM


Come over with scrap paper, used tin cans, or plastic bottles. Make fun bunting, and other decorative things to make 220 look festive! We will also give you some materials to work with.


Glass cutting

12 Noon and 2 PM

Demo on cutting waste glass to make charms, mobiles, and more! Catch Saarus of Glasshopper as she shares her glass-charm making skills.


Recycling Ideas 

All day

Come see recycling ideas that you can execute every day in your home, at the recycling corner. Easy to make, with materials that we discard everyday!


2 PM to 6 PM Devika Ganapathy and Arjun

will have a section to exchange toys. In the age range of 4 to 7 years.  If your kids have toys which they would like to exchange for another one, bring them along!


11 AM 

We Read Therefore We Are, book club, will be giving away about 70 books 


And here is the list of sellers! (This is subject to changes, please watch this space and the Facebook group for updates).

Krishna Kasturi Baby stuff: walker, mosquito net, bottle steamer, plastic sheets (queen sized), baby activity mat/gym, kids toys, puzzles, board games, sundry kitchen stuff – tea cups, saucers, china bowls, glass tumblers. Music CDs – instrumental, hindustani, bhajans. Electronic wires, cables. 11 AM to 1 PM
Bharathi Upcycled jewellery made with magazine paper 11 AM to 1 PM
Latha Feeding bottle steriliser, Coffee mug(s), some plastic items, coffee filter, antique brass crafts, toys, baby  tricycle 11 AM to 1 PM
Reena Daniel Used clothes 11 AM to 1 PM
Sarika Clothes, accessories, bags 11 AM to 1 PM
Kusum Rohra Accessories, household goods 2 PM to 6 PM
Manjari Boutique Recycled bottles, scrap cloth purses, and upcycled denim bags 2 PM to 6 PM
Josephine Upcycled grocery bags, totes, yoga mat bags, water dispenser covers. 2 PM to 6 PM
Samaneh Jawad Mini carpets, tiny pots around my house, bedsheets, and other household things 11 AM to 1 PM
Leena Minukempanna Used furniture and toys 2 PM to 6 PM
Devika Ganapathy Kids clothes and toys.Kids toy exchange 2 PM to 6 PM
Mahalakshmi Kids toys, Kids bicylce (2-4 years), decorative items, Sarees, Kids jeans (boys 2-5 years), Jackets (boys 2-4 years and women), Home decor items 2 PM to 6 PM
Aparna George Upcycled glass bottles and jars with paint, wool and crochet work 2 PM to 6 PM
Artsy Craftsy Mukta Hair and fashion accessories, upcycled glass bottles, bags, wall hangings, tissue boxes, trays Whole day
Anokhi Planet Handmade and upcycled Calvin and Hobbes Trays; fun coaster sets – Asterix, Tintin, Superheroes; and some of our old favourites Whole day
Sachin Furniture, household and kitchen items, grinder, old cloths, shoes, books Whole day
Yasmeen Clothes/Accessories/Home decor items Whole day
Swapna Namboodiri Glassy Dreamz has its ‘Go Green’ product range which includes handmade accessories from used plastic bottles ( Earrings, Kerala Mural painted pendant + earring set, Hair accessories, wrist bands etc ) And also handmade home- décor items from trash. Whole day
Rainbow Bunting Upcycled denim products, upcycled baby food tins, upcycled wine bottles Whole day
Marissa Products made from consumer waste mainly re-cycled soda and beer cans and also fabric waste. Whole day
Shylin David Plenty of books and clothes and knick-knacks Whole day
Nigel Martin Old and used DVDs of all regional Whole day
Smriti Mehra Clothes and accessories Whole day
Zehra Rafiq – Ethnocraft Up cycled teak and rosewood products like trays coasters,daddy’s stools blackboard Whole day
Aruna Padmanabhan Range of products made out of newspaper pulp and ceramic mixture. Vases, penstands and candle stands. Candles made with used candle drippings. Whole day
Indu Anthony Household goods, clothes, electronics Whole day
Satthvam Recycled carton carry bags and boxes, recycled scrap cloth products, recycled gift envelopes, thank you notes, gift tags, price tags (specially for the other sellers on 220 flea market!!)Women’s clothes – Sparingly used salwar suit, and other dresses, men’s clothes – Shirts, Sweaters, Kid clothes – onsies, jeans, etc. Whole day
Silver Nut Tree Upcycled jewellery and accessories made from PET Plastic,Punctured Rubber Tubes, washers, etc. Home decor products upcycled from, glass bottles, CDs, PET plastic Whole day
Leviathan Customz Pen stands from cassettes, upcycled tin cans, reused spray cans as decor pieces, jewellery fromjunk, hand painted bottles, framed art pieces scavenged from old magazines and catalogs and other odds and ends… Whole day
Arshi Anjum Used clothes, used accessories, a few decorative glasses, which have never been used Whole day
Audumbar Art Table lamps and also hanging lampshades made with used bottles. Whole day
Anu Gummaraju Gently used clothes, accessories, steel plates/bowls Whole day
Refresh Studios Lamps, lampshades, decor made with papier mache Whole day
Nikhil Hulamani Bottle art, pens made of news paper , catalog papers and book marks made of sheets of old invitation and greeting cards, quilling art on it, diaries- made of the pages of old diaries and quilling art on the cover. Frames made of old card board and wedding cards. Whole day


Shreeparvati Taravath Jams, pickles, tarts, melting moments. Whole day
Sowmya Reddy vegan food – sandwiches, cup cakes Whole day
Chocorazzi Cupcakes, gourmet desserts, chocolates, truffles Whole day
Gouri Tanmoy Assorted breads, confectionery, sandwiches & a cold beverage Whole day
GoodieFoodies Snacks Veg /non veg cutlets, chicken bun, aloo bun,kollakatta (steamed rice balls with coconut fillings) 2 PM to 6 PM