This oversized, relaxed-fit lounger is crafted from beautifully soft and lightweight khadi cotton; a cloth which is hand-spun and hand-woven. Exquisite hand-embroidered kantha in a contemporary geometric pattern covers the entire piece. It's one of a kind.

 

The lounger is mid-calf length and features drop shoulders, full length and wide, lined sleeves that look best rolled up, and a wide-cut body. A gorgeous and supremely comfortable piece that will take you from day to night, plane to beach.

 

Material & Care

100% cotton.​ Gentle hand wash in cold water. Do not soak. Drip dry in shade.

 

Size

One size. Length is 109 cm (43"). Sleeve length is 65cm (25") but designed to be worn rolled up.

Equinox Khadi Lounger | graphite

SKU: Dust-EQ-2
$210.00Price

Our Equinox Khadi Loungers are made from the lightest hand spun, hand woven khadi cotton, embellished with geometric kantha stitching.

 

This piece is the result of a lengthy process, whereby cotton fibres are carefully hand spun and hand woven by rural Bengali weavers.This lightly textured fabric is known as khadi and maintains the intrinsic properties of cotton normally damaged during the machine-spinning process. It will continue to get softer with wear.

 

The khadi cotton is embellished with geometric kantha stitch. This kantha creates a rich, rippling effect across the fabric and adds a unique texture to the products. Our kantha is of the highest quality, stitched by women whose families have been sewing kantha for generations in the kantha heartland; West Bengal, India.

 

These kantha artisans specialise in this unique form of geomtreic kantha, known as par tola. Any variations or irregularities are part of the design and inherent to the production process. 

 

On sustainability:

 

- Eco: khadi is ecologically superior; entirely hand made processes mean this item is eco-friendly. All materials are natural and thus bio-degradable.

 

- Ethical: cotton spinning is completed by KVI, a government-supported non-profit organisation providing rural artisans with regular work. Weaving is completed by a for-profit family-run company ensuring weavers get full-year employment and fair wages. Kantha is completed by a women’s cooperative, providing members regular employment, living wages and safe and flexible working conditions. The home-based work is suitable for all women and prevents urban migration. Garments are stitched in our Delhi workshop where workers receive well above the minimum wage and enjoy flexible, safe and comfortable working conditions.

 

- Women empowerment: handwork exclusively by women from highly marginalised communities, who prior to this work were at high risk of human trafficking. This work provides their only opportunity for earning income in their villages. 

 

- Responsible design: maintaining highest quality levels and use of traditional techniques and motifs ensures this ancient skill is preserved.

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