Perseverance and determination yield the sweetest fruit… That is what we father son duo have experienced. Alhamdulilah we are thankful to Almighty for everything.
As we look over the years, we had to start from a scratch so we had to invent a universe. We were unaccustomed to this field… a maiden project it was.
People who use lavender swear by it. We took a small step to make our valleyites familiar with lavender and other essential oils.
My father Rashid Ahmad Kawos had 8 acres of land at Budgam. He took a bold step to grow lavender. Not many people were acquainted with the uses of lavender so my father had to be patient to reap the benefits. It took him almost three years. Till then I was back to my valley. I had a very good job in Delhi but in my heart of hearts I wanted to start something of my own. I always wanted to be an entrepreneur. But my father is a Retired Police Officer & Mom a Retired Teacher, so there was no guidance or experience from my family about business. But as I mentioned it was destined so here I am into my own work. My family was and is all supportive in whatever I did. Initially, they were the ones who always motivated me to stick to my dream and slowly it is working for me. I have no regrets for leaving the job, for with the grace of Allah we are providing employment to more than a dozen people.
We started growing lavender initially on 22 kanals and now we have extended it to 64 kanals which will be further expanded. We also sell homemade products of Kashmiri walnut oils and other stuff that is grown here. Earlier, there were only 30-35 products but now its expanding and the number is increasing. In a span of 4 years our brand has featured in BBC GoodFood, Conde Nast traveller, Jet Wings, The Tribune,Business Standard, The Indian Express & few dailies like Greater Kashmir,Rising Kashmir, Kashmir Times and few online papers. So I would say it is a proud moment for me and my family.
Today we not only deal with essential oils but we are privileged to market the best of natural handmade soaps , natural cosmetic both for body and skin and hair care. Due to the non availability of some raw materials we have set up a sister concern outside our state.
Saklain’s Coterie does not believe in any magic wand. We believe in creating a rich quality of natural beauty products and essential oils and making people aware about the benefits they can reap from them. We wish to tap a global market and create employment for more than 2000 people in Kashmir. "
We are blessed to have the support of our esteemed customers and will always be looking forward to that in future as well… because with your encouragement and support we shall flourish Inshallah.
Repose faith in us because your faith is our achievement.