Recognised as the most eco-friendly way of producing clothes, a 'handloom' is a loom that is used to weave cloth without the use of any electricity. The fabric woven out of hand spun yarn on handlooms is called “khadi”, while mill spun yarn woven on handlooms are called “handloom” fabrics. This age-old technique occupies a place of greatness in India’s cultural heritage. Today, India has more than 500 specialised handloom weaving clusters spread across the country. We take great pride in working with some of these clusters and doing our bit to ensure they sustain their livelihood and we can provide clothes that are environmentally conscious.
An ancient technique that makes use of wooden blocks to imprint hand carved designs on fabric and paper, hand-block printing is one of the most sought-after craft forms in India. A typical hand-block print fabric takes around seven to ten days. The motifs they carry are usually inspired from nature, rural life and Indian mythology. The colours used for printing are usually derived from plants and minerals native to the subcontinent. We work with hand-block clusters around the country and make sure to encourage craftsmen to continue pursuing their skill.
Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. It is the most skin-friendly, health-friendly and environmentally-friendly textile in the world. What makes it different from normal cotton production is that it is made by natural processes and doesn’t rely on artificial fertilizers. This means the soil it grows in stays uncontaminated. We made a conscious choice of turning into an organic brand years ago and hasn’t looked back since.
The fashion industry is known for its wastage. It is common knowledge that this is the largest polluting industry in the world. Due to this, there is an increase in upcycled products in the market because people are constantly looking for sustainable alternatives. Upcycling is reusing a material without degrading its quality and composition for its next use. We create art wear with resources that are traditionally considered as waste. For us, fashion is a zero waste space.
COMMUNITY CENTERED DESIGN
Community centered design believes that the solution to most of today’s challenges come from the power of communities, where people collectively work together to achieve desirable results. We have joined hands with various communities for our social initiatives in order to help them grow economically and achieve an overall holistic development. Our projects like SmallSteps and Tsunamika are examples of work done to empower communities and women.