Our mission is to celebrate beautiful fabrics and 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 is the fabric of India. A textile which makes use of no external power. From the harvest of the cotton, to the removal of the seeds, separating the fibers to spinning, dying and weaving, everything is done manually. This is an artisanal handloom textile made entirely from hand crafted processes. 

“If we have the ‘khadi spirit’ in us, we would surround ourselves with simplicity in every walk of life. The ‘khadi spirit’ means infinite patience. For those who know anything about the production of khadi know how patiently the spinners and the weavers have to toil at their trade, and even so must we have patience while we are spinning the thread of Swaraj (Independence).”

-Mahatma Gandhi

 

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 that takes place in Bagru, India. 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 fabrics use natural dyes and vegetable paste which are eco-friendly, skin-friendly and retain the most of its lifetime.

 

 

 

 

 

About Our Fabrics

Our mission is to celebrate beautiful fabrics and 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 is the fabric of India. A textile which makes use of no external power. From the harvest of the cotton, to the removal of the seeds, separating the fibers to spinning, dying and weaving, everything is done manually. This is an artisanal handloom textile made entirely from hand crafted processes. 

“If we have the ‘khadi spirit’ in us, we would surround ourselves with simplicity in every walk of life. The ‘khadi spirit’ means infinite patience. For those who know anything about the production of khadi know how patiently the spinners and the weavers have to toil at their trade, and even so must we have patience while we are spinning the thread of Swaraj (Independence).”

-Mahatma Gandhi

 

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 that takes place in Bagru, India. 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 fabrics use natural dyes and vegetable paste which are eco-friendly, skin-friendly and retain the most of its lifetime.

 

 

 

 

 

Fit

OUR CAFTANS ARE USUALLY THE TRADITIONAL WIDTH OF A SARI, WHICH IS 45 INCHES WIDE. THE DRAPE MAY VARY SLIGHTLY DEPENDING ON THE WEIGHT OF THE FABRIC. THE CAFTANS ARE ONE SIZE AND ARE SUGGESTED FOR SIZES 2-14. We will note in the description if something runs oversized or smaller.

ALL OUR FABRICS ARE HANDWOVEN AND REQUIRE A DELICATE HAND. THE CAFTANS ARE LOVELY WORN AS A DRESS AND WE RECOMMEND LAYERING WITH A SLIP. 

 

Care Instructions

Our fabrics are hand loomed and do require a gentle hand.  We recommend dry cleaning or hand washing in cold water with a gentle soap; line dry and iron.  If your item has embroidery, please dry clean it to preserve it best. Please spot clean if an option with gentle soap. We recommend trying The Laundress detergent preserve your product best.

For one of a kind, authentic sari pieces please note these comes from many different sources and to avoid any color transfer use extremely cold water for a quick hand wash, do not let the garment sit for time. rinse it repeatedly with quick movements is best.  To soften your garment use softener with water and do 3-4 quick rinses to eliminate starch.  Saris are often worn with starch and thus it is in the fabric and will slowly wash out and get incredibly soft.  .