handmade india

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ETHICALLY YOURS “Celebrating the heroes leasing fashion’s conscious movement” - model: Varsha Thapa - photographer: Keegan Crasto - stylist: Daniel Franklin - hair & makeup: Tenzin Kyizom - Grazia India January 2017

  • URVASHI KAUR - Handloom kota dory tent dress wth kantha details & khaki lining - “Our core aesthetics revolves around trans-seasonal collections with versatile, multi-use separates. This philosophy fundamentally creates an aspect of reusability and longer wear for each individual piece.”
  • DOODLE - Upcyled mesh shirt with texture detail using scrap cord, upcyled mesh trousers with texture detail using scrap cord, finger knit scarf made using scrap strips - “Most of our garments made entirely out of upcyled fabric. Patchwork is a god way to utilize tiny scraps of fabrics and whatever katran remains, we ue that for surface design.”
  • RAJESH PRATAP SINGH - Cotton dress, hand woven cotton waistcoat, had woven cotton linen salwar trousers - “It is the process of manufacture that determines the virtue of the fabric. We try and innovate without damaging or disrupting nature as much as possible.”
  • AM:IT -  Handwoven recycled plastic baskets - “I employ rural women in and around Coimbatore to weave the bags. The idea was to empower them, along with creating sustainable and ethical fashion.”
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Sometime ago, I watched a marvelous video online about Tara Books and how they screen print and bound their books by hand. And it was a feature on The Night Life of Trees. I wanted so bad to go to India and to visit their workshop. Louis just came back from Chennai after a charity photoshoot and bought me these when he visited the Tara Book Building in Chennai. And I only asked for 2 books and he came back with 6. *Elated*


The video can be seen here.