BY : Maheen Ahmed
Sonya Rehman is a creative businesswoman and the force behind ‘From Lahore with Love’. She makes a lot of adorable and artistic products that we love and so will you. The post cards are amazing and we were happy to speak with her about her work.Lovely to have you here, how are you?
I’m great, thank you so much for the opportunity to be interviewed by you! 🙂
How would you describe your creative spirit?
Without a sense of freedom I wither away. Hate being constricted. When I’m immersed in art and culture, I feel like I can breathe and be creative with ease.
What lessons have you learned along the way?
To do what you love and never give up even if the chips are down. To always think about the bigger picture and how your work is impacting the world – no matter how great or small.
You make postal cards, notebooks, tote bags and so much! Where does all the inspiration come from?
The inspiration comes from my roots, deeply entrenched in my birth city, Lahore. It also comes from my mother, a supremely creative person herself!
Why should we all become informed shoppers, because your work does reflect that?
Not really. One should invest in things that speak to you and that enhance your life. Always invest in the local crafts and of course, small, home-grown businesses.
What is your long term goal with all this?
My long-term goal is to continue creating products that bring joy, nostalgia and a sense of connection to Lahore. It’s as simple as that 🙂