Dhanya Sugathan


Dhanya Sugathan

Dhanya Sugathan- CEO at Artizenery, Director at Navigator Sourcing Services India.

A Fashion Designer from NIFT; she started her career in 1998 – working for a domestic brand where she designed and launched a brand of Indian clothes. Followed by merchandising and R&D at Ambattur Clothing Limited, Chennai. In 2002, she moved to Bangalore and joined Tesco (a UK based Supermarket chain) for sourcing of garments from India, Bangladesh and Srilanka.

In Oct 2006; she co-founded ‘Navigator Sourcing Services India Pvt. Ltd’. Navigator is an apparel, home furnishings and accessories sourcing company head quartered in Bangalore. Currently sourcing from India, Bangladesh and Srilanka and supplying products to retailers and brands across the globe.

In 2021 she founded ‘Artizenery Private Limited’ a B2B design studio and exporter of sustainable, hand crafted artisan clothing, home textiles and lifestyle products.

Dhanya’s vision is for Artizenery is to create a niche for craft in the fashion industry and increase opportunities for India artisans to work with the global international space . To hone her business skills Dhanya completed Management program for Family Businesses and Entrepreneurs from IIM Bangalore and is also alumni of 10k program for women in business by Goldman Sachs at IIM Bangalore.

Specialization: Marketing& Business Development, Design , R&D, Management.


  • Reimagining Business-Indian School of Business
  • Program for WomeN Entrepreneurs-IIM
  • Mpefb-IIM
  • Fashion Design, Fashion/ Apparel Design- NIFT