About Us
Indigenous Innovations is founded and run by Monica Levine, a woman entrepreneur with vast experience in the education sector, marketing and sales. She had a successful career when she decided to start on her own.

As the name suggests the vision was to produce indigenous products from locally available material and raw materials that are eco-friendly and reasonably priced. She decided to start with paper bags that we sold locally and helped curtail the use of plastic bags. Expanding further the company moved into making banana fibre products. Later she ventured into trading of Arecanut leaf tableware and is currently one of the leading suppliers in the region. With Shivimogga district being the base for Arecanut produce, the region is a hub for these kind of products.

Currently the company is mainly into manufacture and supply of Arecanut Leaf Disposable plates catering to markets all over India. The company is known for its quality products and commitment to timely delivery and payments.

The company also functions as a trading point for many local suppliers and assists them in marketing and selling their products.
Indigenous Innovations – Team Members
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Monica Levine

has built a portfolio of diverse experience ranging from media publicity, market research, customer identification, product marketing to event organizing. Being an environmentalist by passion, she has been associated with various ecological groups since 2004. She has participated and also organized a few events related to green products in Bengaluru and have shared few articles on the same. She works with self-help groups to promote all kinds of ecofriendly products.

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Arokya Swamy

has worked as a Mechanical Engineer all through his career. He has 35yrs of professional experience in managing projects in the paper and pulp industry, with assignments done both in India and abroad. He has built expertise in working independently and undertake any type of fabrication, erection of machines for glazing and M.F. paper M.C. and pulp mills.

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Levine Lawrence

a veteran media professional with 12 years of diverse experience in business media and research in India. Apart from his full time job as a researcher, he has been an avid travel photo-journalist, covering the art & cultural aspects across India. Further, he actively involves himself in various voluntary organizations working on energy efficiency, organic farming and environmental issues.

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Daniel Swamy

is a well-experienced designer who has worked in various graphic design companies and MNCs in India and Kenya. He currently works as an executive in HSBC bank in Bangalore. Earlier he worked in a company that created a reputed web portal in Kenya. He has passion for art & craft

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Chetan Kumar

is the young team member of Indigenous Innovations who has good experience in the arecanut products segment. Based in Shivamogga, he has built expertise in arecanut leaf processing, plate making, quality assurance and export packaging activities. Further, he is well connected with various farmer groups and product suppliers across the Malnad region in Karnataka.

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is the leader of our women’s self-help group who manages the paper bag production. She is well experienced in all aspects of bag making, including paper cutting, folding, gumming and printing. She is well connected with women’s groups in the city.

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Eliza Fathima

is the production head for our paperbag division. She has more than 30 years of experience in education and school management. After retiring from active service, she joined us as our team manager to handle daily activities and production of paper bags.

Our Products
  • Heart shaped plates.
  • Waterproof tea cups.
  • Deep bowls and spoons.
  • Folded paper bags with sturdy handle.
  • Stitched craft paper bags with cotton handle.
  • Multi-colour non-woven bags - stitched and fused.
  • Plain white cotton cloth bags.
  • Banana fibre mats.
  • Mat finish fashion accessories.
  • Hanging and table lamps.