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SOMA Women in Business — Kimaya Salaskar Thakrar, Kimaya Kama

Last fall, Matters Magazine cel­ebrated women in the South Orange-Maplewood business community with a feature spread on “Women in Business.” These women represent a range of  professions – from architecture and beauty to speech pathology and financial services. In all, 26 women-owned businesses are profiled. See the original Matters Magazine feature here.

Village Green has partnered with Matters Magazine to give these local women entrepreneurs a digital platform and is posting each profile individually on our website during the month of March — Women’s History Month. Today, we celebrate:

SOMA Women in Business — Kimaya Salaskar Thakrar, Kimaya Kama

Kimaya Salaskar Thakrar. Photo credit: Jamie Meier.

Why I started my business
I love wearing tunics and would always get compliments from people wanting to know where they could buy them. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any with the same quality and designs as those I would buy in India. So, I decided to open the store so these styles were more accessible to women, in a wide range of sizes. Kimaya Kama has evolved into a collection of my favorite styles in clothing and accessories.

Why I do what I do
Since I live in South Orange, I love meeting my friends and neighbors at the store. I am always happy to help them pick out outfits and accessories that would work for them, as well as gifts they need.

Favorite part of working locally
The South Orange/Maplewood community is like a large extended family and we love being part of it since our families live in London and India.

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168 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood
973-762-2385
kimaya.com

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