Mathew M Sangmawho is armed with an engineering and MBA background and years of working in different metropolitan cities across India, returned home to Tura to set up Hi Eco in 2017. Since then he has experimented with different products like furniture and home accessories, including a range especially catering to birds!

The primary materials used in all his products are bamboo and cane. The aspiration is to make high quality eco-friendly products that are not easily available in the market and to spread awareness on eco- friendly consumption. The product range in this collection includes planters, trays, picture frames, bird feeders and baskets, all handcrafted to finesse.

The ‘work shed’ as Mathew refers to his workspace, is a well organised studio with various types ofbamboo at different stages of processing. It is aptly set up in the middle of his patch of ‘forest’ in the capital city of the Garo Hills District. All the designs are based on original ideas and traditional crafts that have been further improvised to suit modern needs while ensuring that they are planet-friendly.