We are best known for our beautiful patterned natural dye Ajrakh print fabrics, this is where our love of natural hand crafted textiles began.
After years of working with the printing families in Kutch I started to discover more artisan communities creating exquisite fabrics using age old methods with an inspiringly positive and gentle chain of production.
We are now working on a new range of shirts and clothing with entirely hand produced organic Kala cotton which is indigenous, naturally pest and drought resistant and purely rain fed.
Read more about the different techniques bellow...
All our printed fabrics are handcrafted by an ancient lineage of printing families from the Indus Valley, their style known as Ajrakh and their heritage of printing dates back thousands of years.
They use a technique of resist dyeing followed by numerous stages of block printing, dyeing, boiling, washing and sun drying using natural dyes such as iron, indigo, madder root and turmeric to create rich exquisite patterns inspired by islamic geometry, natural forms and the universe.
It takes upto 16 stages to create a 4 colour print.
You can see the different stages in the slides bellow...
These black prints are resist dyed and dip dyed in iron dye.
This is the old world cotton of Kutch, after nearly becoming extinct due to the domination of gmo cotton it is coming back and gaining popularity due to the fact it is naturally pest and drought resistant and 100% rain fed meaning there is no need for pesticides, fertilisers or the huge amount of irrigation required in standard cotton farming.
On top of all that it is indigenous, organic and the traditional hand production of this cloth is helping relink the ancient networks of farmers, ginners, spinners, weaver and natural dyers
See some pictures of the people and process bellow...
We are constantly learning and exploring the old world of fabric production with the aim of creating a unique brand that has the maximum social and environmental benefit with the smallest footprint possible.