Sisters from the Isle were celebrating after scooping a prestigious award for their fledgling internet based children’s clothing company.
Harleen and Rajveen Takhar, of Westwoodside, scooped the ‘Online Business of the Year Award’ for their business Little Putar - a Punjabi children’s clothing range due to celebrate its first year.
Speaking about the victory Rajveen said: “It was a humbling experience just to be nominated.
“So, when they announced the winner on the night, it took a few moments to sink in.
“We are truly grateful.
“We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported us on this journey.
“We were really surprised to win as we were up against some really well established brands as well as some really innovative businesses.
“Little Putar is only just approaching its first anniversary this year.
Little Putar babywear is thought to be the first business of its kind and specialises in quirky Punjabi clothes collection which features funny Punjabi slogans, phrases and surnames.
Rajveen, 26, said: “When we were younger we always felt that there was a gap in the market for kids like us.
“No gift shops had memorabilia that had our names on it and we wanted to change this for the next generation. Little Putar was created because of this very feeling.”
Harleen, 29, added: “As two British Asian sisters we were tired of the template, we decided we wanted something that was made just for us, something personalised.
“The push was when I had my own little girl, we realised that 20 years later the story was the same, but now it was just time to change the ending.
“Little Putar is all about making culture cool and celebrating our heritage at the same time.
“In the 90s, there was a lot of talk about an identity crisis among second and third generation British Asians.
“We believe this is no longer the case, it’s plain to see young British Asians know exactly who they are, and here at Little Putar we plan to celebrate it.”
The sisters are currently in the process of collaborating with some eminent members of the British Asian community, namely Harjap Bangal, to design a new range in time for the festive period.
For more information about the company visit www.littleputar.com