We include handwork in every collection, using traditional craft techniques designed with our modern aesthetic. Supporting artisan groups, their economic development and preserving skilled craft is a priority.
Hand printing: we work with two family businesses in Jaipur, Rajasthan who specialize in block printing and hand screen printing. We also use different Indian hand dyeing techniques: bandhani, batik, tie-dye and dip-dying.
Hand embroidery and beadwork: we incorporate either handloom embroidery or hand treadle (embroidery stitched with a hand operated sewing machine) wherever possible.
Handloom weaving: we love the special quality of handloomed fabric from West Bengal. It is an integral part of Indian identity and produces luxurious fabrics with a soft hand feel, unusual weaves and is made using zero electricity or emissions.
Hand knitting: we always include beautiful hand knits in our sweater collection. Made in Peru, the yarn is often hand spun Alpaca made by an indigenous community of women in Puno, high in the Andes.