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Article: Behind-The-Scenes Of Our Handwoven Cotton Fabrics

Behind-The-Scenes Of Our Handwoven Cotton Fabrics
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Behind-The-Scenes Of Our Handwoven Cotton Fabrics

        Our Handwoven Cottons are crafted using indigenous weaving techniques by skilled artisans in Bengal, India. Lightweight and naturally breathable, these woven fabrics are perfect for breezy warm-weather makes and effortless layering pieces for all seasons! 

        Our supplier kindly provided us with these beautiful videos and photos of our fabrics being woven for us to share. 

Come along as we take a peek behind-the-scenes at some of our handwoven fabrics in production and walk you through why we love them! 

From Our Spring 2022 Collection

        Our supplier works with over 300 skilled weavers from clusters in different villages around West Bengal with whom they have up to 30 years of working relationships. Working out of their own homes, these skilled artisans rely on their extensive knowledge, which is often passed down between generations, to craft these fine fabrics.

To read more about how these fabrics are woven, head over to our first resource article to Learn About Our Handwoven Cotton Fabrics here!

 Drumming & weaving expert Kalachand Gonai weaving our Classic Plaid Handwoven Cotton in Blood Orange & Lavender

        Available in a wide range of colours and patterns, these beautiful textiles are thoughtfully designed by the artisans who weave them. Each additional colour of yarn, especially darker colours, adds complexity to the weaving process so the weavers decide their rate based on the specific style being produced and the effort required to complete it. 

Anil Guin, handloom artisan

Check designs, for example, require multiple weft shuttles to carry the different colours of yarn back and forth. This means that this fabric is more labour intensive, as it takes more time to set up the loom and to weave the fabric. 

Handloom artisan Mangal Guin weaves our Gingham Handwoven Cotton in Black & White

Allowing artisans to set their own rates ensures that they are fairly compensated for the unique requirements of each design and can work at their own pace.

Anil weaving our Classic Plaid Handwoven Cotton in Denim, Chocolate, & White

        A big reason why we love handwoven textiles is their eco-friendly nature! The vibrant yarns are dyed with Azo-free dyes and woven using handlooms that are powered by the artisans alone.  

Bijoy Guin, handloom artisan

      We’d like to extend a huge thank you to all the skilled artisans who were involved in designing and weaving this beautiful collection! 


From Our Fall 2021 Collection

Our Plaid Lightweight Handwoven Cotton (no longer available)

Our Plaid Handwoven Cotton in Cocoa, Pink, & Orange (no longer available)

Our Check Handwoven Cotton in Brick, Orange, & White (no longer available)

Our Plaid Handwoven Cotton in Midnight Spruce and Light Green (similar colourway here)

Shop our range of Handwoven Cotton fabrics here. 

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