At Norquest we have been producing fine quality bags and accessories for over 10 years now. We started off by offering an economical and environmentally sustainable promotional product range and soon included value added services for retail collections world over.
It’s been an incredible journey of discovery and learning and it carries on even today.
A dream project for the Late Rajiv Badlani was to share this storehouse of knowledge and experience with the world in a style befitting us. This dream was to create a range of good quality, luxurious, fashionable products and accessories at affordable prices.
To keep the journey going and to play to our strengths, we at Norquest, would like to start this dream project with a natural extension of ourselves – bags.
Fashion need not be expensive, it need not be unattainable, it in fact must be something that we can all aspire to and own with comfort.
What is the one adornment a woman can use and completely transform herself? What is that one thing that adds mystery to a woman; that brings out her sensuality? What is it that can make a woman feel beautiful, sexy even? What can do so much and yet be so basic, so affordable, that no matter how rich or poor a woman is, she can rely on just this – This is kohl.
Kohl is an ancient cosmetic, said to have protective and soothing powers. It’s been used around the eyes for centuries. The eyes are a woman’s beauty, a mirror to her soul. Our eye holds a reflection of a lotus. The lotus is a symbol of purity and attribute; it is also what “Rajiv” means. The leaves that create the flower are also the leaves that are Norquest’s identity.
Put together these four elements become KOHL.
“The Wanton, though she knows its danger / must need smear Kohl about her eyes / and catch the attention of a stranger / with drawn-out, hoarse, erotic sighs.”
– Edward Gorey