Hand-dyed, using Shibori tie-dye technique
Machine wash cold, delicate cycle. Tumble dry low
Crafted by artisans facing extreme climate challenges, from Northwest India
Disclaimer: Due to the handmade nature of our products and variations in device screens, you may find slight variations in color and/or craftsmanship. Even if from the same dye lot, slight variations in color may occur. This is not a defect, but a unique feature of handmade goods.
Shibori is an old Japanese tradition of binding and folding natural fabrics in different patterns before tie-dyeing with indigo. Shibori literally means to wring, squeeze and press. Shibori is highly labor-intensive, producing intricate patterns with great detail. Using this expert technique, artisans have created a pattern of pretty twigs with leaves.
A Fair Trade product. Handmade by artisans in India.
How It's Made
This artisan group uses a broad spectrum of skills. Weavers use both pit and frame looms to create yards of lush fabrics. Dyers expertly apply dyes ranging from warm earthy hues to vivid jewel tones, and include techniques such as tie-dye or batik treatments. Artisans expertly convey their creativity through vibrant patterns and imaginative designs using intricate and striking embroidery techniques! The embroidery techniques used are Soof, Ari and Sindi. The motifs are inspired by nature and are geographic in form.
The trust distributes raw materials like yarn, dyes and fabric directly to groups in the trust. The local group then divides work among artisans and collaborates to complete orders. They receive skill training and their products undergo quality control checks, both of which allow for the groups to expect larger and more predictable work, ensuring sustainable growth.