hANDCRAFTS OF INDIA
PRESERVING: UNIQUE · HANDCRAFTED · HAPPINESS
The goal is to develop nightwear which radiate a positive energy. Products, that are made by skilled people whose jobs are dying out, that are made in a sustainable way to not harm our world, gifts that give us a good feeling and make us happy. Revive traditional handcrafts and to interpret them in a modern way. Lets bring together and combine craftsmen from different areas of India that usually would never meet. This handcrafted traditions are priceless, they are earth-friendly and closets to nature.
Eri silk & natural dyes
the beautiful people i work with in the north east of India are supporting Forest Dependent Families as well as promoting women’s empowernment. Both projects are trying to establish financial independence of these crafts "woman". They want to bring ecologically sustainable opportunities by integrating the traditional knowledge and craftsmanship of these villages with global ethical fashion market. They create job opportunities and help our world to be a more sustainable place through working with wild Eri Silk and natural fibers which are all naturally dyed.
SUJNI OF BHARUCH - HANDCRAFT
The handcraft of the Sujni is a 150 year old art of weaving. There are however only 3 surviving families who are able to keep this highly complicated form alive. Each thread in the weft is tied by hand and drawn through the loom. A shuttle of colours is oscillated in the warp creating beautiful precise patterns through the fabric. The complicated weaving mechanism of the centuries old loom creates two layers of fabric, which themselves are interwoven to create little pockets. As the Sujni starts taking shape, spun cotton is filled into the pockets creating a quilt that is soft and strong.