Eka is reflective of designer Rina Singh’s personal ethos of simple living; rooted in her upbringing amongst a family of agriculturalists. She developed her sound understanding of textile design through international exposure and extensive travel across rural India. Over this time, her love of people, nature and craft has been central to her vision, shared by her husband Sandeep Dua, Eka’s Managing Director.
Rina was awarded the Chairman's Scholarship from Wigan & Leigh College to study fashion in the UK in 1998. She received Elle India Graduates Award in 2015 and was Runners up at the prestigious Woolmark International in 2016, representing India. Rina was recently awarded the Vogue Power List- Minimalist Designer of the Year in 2019 and was featured in the Harper Bazaar’s Women of the Year for 2019.
“The world of Eká is an imaginary place. It is whimsical, poetic, and romantic; a canvas where I bring several characters to life and dress them in my creations which are sensory, emotional, familiar, and hand-touched, with their essence tied to storytelling. Its functionality and ethics are an extension of my principles.”
- Rina Singh
Founder & Creative Director