Possibly the most natural form of cotton in the world, “Khadi” is hand-spun using a traditional
spinning wheel, and then hand-woven in a loom, producing a fabric with
a rich texture. Made famous by Gandhi over 50 years ago as a symbol of
self-employment and sustainability for artisans in rural India, its zero
ecological footprint makes this fabric even more relevant today.
Weavers in Himalayan Kashmir have been making Pashmina (Fine Cashmere) shawls and accessories for centuries.
Pashmina threads are so fine that they have to be individually
hand-spun in a traditional loom.
Kashmiri pashmina, which accounts for less than
0.1% of all cashmere products globally, is the softest form of cashmere you
Watching a block printer use a hand-carved wooden block to stamp a design onto fabric with utmost precision and skill
is an awe-inspiring experience.
Every step of the process from the design sketch, to the carving of the wooden blocks, to dye-mixing, to printing,
to washing & drying, is done entirely by hand - very much like the first block-printed fabric was, 2,500 years back!