SoWa Vendor Spotlight: Chartzie

Chaya Mallavaram has been passionate about art for as long as she can remember. Like many, she wears several hats every day – mom, wife, daughter, software programmer and a self-taught artist. While Massachusetts is her home today, much of her influence in her art comes from her childhood in India.  

Every journey has a beginning, and Chaya’s artistic one started when she was a child. Her mother always encouraged her to be an artist. When her mother succumbed to Parkinson’s disease in 2009 after a difficult 10-year battle, Chaya felt the need to do something. She helped raise funds and awareness for the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research with the help of family and friends. While this cause will always be near and dear to her heart, she intends to give a part of the net proceeds from the sale of her silk scarves to help fight other equally deserving causes.   

Chartzie, simply put, is exclusive wearable art. From a vibrant canvas to your closet for a touch of chic you won’t be able to resist wearing on any occasion! The art created is infused into fabric to create the silk scarves. Chaya hopes that you enjoy wearing them as much as she enjoys painting them! 

When she’ll be here: October 2, October 9, October 16, October 23, October 30