Hand looms and natural dyes have always been a part of Indian culture. Many different processes have been developed and perfected by our forefathers throughout the course of history. Unfortunately, hand looms are a dying industry and are being replaced by mass manufactured machine made garments. We intend to bring life back into this dying industry by using dyes and fabrics that are entirely natural, made using their original techniques. Each garment has traveled around the country to give you authentic work done by artisans who are masters of their trade. Our fabrics tell the tales of not just their weaver’s but of their forefathers who have passed down their knowledge through generations. Since each garment is carefully handcrafted, they are entirely unique not just in appearance but also in identity.
We believe in going back to our roots.
We don’t believe that traditions are restrictive, but rather they form the base for experimentation. Mixing fabrics and techniques of dying and surface ornamentation from all over the country, makes each garment a piece of mixed cultures.
We aim to make you feel a touch of this culture each time you decide to don one of our garments.
About this collection: Summer Blooms
It was a hot and sticky summer in Kerala. The flowers blooming in beautiful shades of purple and pink adorned our garden walls. I watched my mother’s hands move in fluid strokes as she recreated this beauty on her canvas. It was gorgeous, those light pinks and purples painstakingly replicated from the flowers blooming in our tiny garden. Amma (mother) often spent time painting, even during my childhood. It was not just the painting itself,but the atmosphere, the strokes, the colours, all of it exuded a certain charm and elegance that seems to have been lost with time. I had an urge to resuscitate those feelings that had been lost. The Floral collection arose from that very urge. The collection is an embodiment of those feelings on fabric. Unfortunately, they could not be hand painted even though Amma offered to do so. But, I was successful in replicating those colours on fabrics. The fabrics are reminiscent of warm summers spent in the lap of nature. You can almost imagine an artist dipping her brush in watercolours to create those clusters of flowers that adorn the pleats of the saree. The Floral collection in light pastels hues is truly a canvas draped in the form of a saree.