2021 Feb 8
Forging the way to remarkable milestones, House of Indi, a leading fashion destination in Sri Lanka and its Founder and Creative Director, Indeevari Yapa Abeywardena have been duly recognised at two of the most prestigious awards ceremonies.
House of Indi clinched the Silver award under the Service Sector – SME category at the SLIM Restart Resilience Awards 2020 while its Founder and Creative Director, Indeevari Yapa Abeywardena has been acclaimed as the Outstanding Women Entrepreneur – Small category at the Top 50 Professional and Career Women Awards – Sri Lanka and Maldives 2020, held recently.
House of Indi has been bestowed with this commendation for the formidable resilience shown by the company to stay strong and unscathed amidst the challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic. SLIM Restart Resilience Awards 2020, organised by the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM), the national body for marketing in Sri Lanka was rolled out to provide the necessary impetus for the businesses and to revitalise the country’s economy. Restart Resilience Awards 2020 recognised and rewarded the outstanding efforts of organisations including marketing innovations, adaptability and perseverance to overcome the challenges from the pandemic.
Commenting on the accolades, Founder and Creative of House of Indi, Indeevari Yapa Abeywardena said, “Leading a business to success is a tough challenge, and as such we always aspire dedication, expertise and sheer hard work in every aspect of our journey. It is a great honor to receive these prestigious awards and I am extremely proud of my achievement as a woman entrepreneur.”
Adding to the winning streak, Indeevari Yapa Abeywardena emerged as the Outstanding Women Entrepreneur – Small category winning the Gold award at the 10th edition of the Top 50 Professional and Career Women Awards Sri Lanka and Maldives 2020 organised by the Women in Management (WIM) in collaboration with International Finance Corporation (IFC). Top 50 Professional and Career Women Awards – Sri Lanka and Maldives 2020 is an annual awards event held in recognition of the outstanding achievements of salient women who inspired those around them and contributed to the country’s economy while initiating positive change within their communities.
“These awards are a testament to House of Indi’s incredible growth and resilience in adapting to the challenges. Our passionate and dedicated team is behind the success story of Indi. We were able to excel in this field by delivering world-class solutions and ideas to our loyal customers with a strong focus on utilising design ideas to blend the domestic and international fashion world. This is an acknowledgment to all the talented and committed people—both the wonderful creative teams at House of Indi and the many dedicated and discerning clients and partners—whom I have been fortunate enough to work with over the past few years.” Indeevari further shared.
Established in 2010 with the introduction of Indi Brand, House of Indi has evolved to be a significant fashion destination in Sri Lanka. The Founder and Creative Director of House of Indi, Indeevari Yapa Abeywardana is a qualified fashion designer and her extensive experience and expertise in the fashion industry have ensured that House of Indi continues to expand and serve a wider customer base. With the introduction of IBride and Indi Diva – Diffusion line, a first of its kind by a Sri Lankan fashion designer, the Indi brand clinched a stronghold within the industry. House of Indi’s flagship store located at No.15 Havelock Place, Colombo 05 is home to fashion wear from both local and international designers. The store showcases women’s wear from trendy casual wear and smart wear to luxury glamour evening wear and a range of artistic jewelry, beauty products and gift items.