Our mission is to find beautiful fabrics inspired by amazing saris in comfortable, soft textiles. The hand loomed sari is a dying art and we hope to bring the experience of having one to those who love textiles as much as we do. Please visit our blog for more behind the scenes on the fabric process.

 

Textiles we work with:

 

Khadi cotton is a hand woven natural fiber made with cotton. It is produced by the separation of fibers from cotton seeds, the “carding” process which cleanses the fibers, converts them into yarn using tools like spinning wheels, or charkhas, and then weaves the yarn into fabric using looms. With dyeing and strengthening the finished fabrics, this process is natural and pollution free throughout. Cool, comfortable and eco-friendly, khadi cotton provides light comfort during the summer time as it is mild to the touch of your skin.

 

Ikat is an ancient yarn tie and dye technique which patterns and motifs are achieved on the yarn  even before it's woven into the fabric. It is a highly mathematical equation. This complex method involves the laborious task of wrapping the yarn to a preconceived pattern and dyeing the exposed sections. Each time a new colour is required the yarn is re-tied and re-dyed. Once the desired patterns are achieved the weaver then painstakingly adjusts each thread to form the Ikat pattern.

 

Dabu printing is a traditional, rigorous process done in a mud-resist dyeing, hand-blocking technique. After the cloth is washed, soaked, dyed and dried, the fabric is ready to be printed on. Skillful artisans dip their blocks (usually made with clay, lime, wheat chaff and/or gum) and press them onto the fabric and into natural dyes to create the desired prints. Dabu printed fabrics are described as brilliant floral and thematic, finely detailed patterns. These prints consist of bright and well-chosen hues and designs, as the fabrics use organic colors and vegetable pastes which are eco-friendly, skin-friendly and retain the most of its lifetime. This is a method used primarily in Bagru, India