A simple cut with a silhouette of undulating drapes, this one-size, open-fronted robe is designed to showcase our most beautiful fabrics. This piece is crafted from khadi cotton dyed in natural indigo and embellished with supplementary weft jamdani motifs. The cotton is hand spun and hand woven, and a rich, gold zari border lines the hem and cross-back seam. The fabric is very soft and light, and makes a perfect cover up for warm weather.

 

Material & Care

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

 

Size

One size. Length is approximately 105 cm (41") at center front and 125 cm (49") at center back. Sleeve length is 50 cm (19").

Khadi Dune Robe | indigo jamdani

SKU: Du-jam-2
$120.00Price

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.

 

While the threads are still on the loom, highly talented artisans weave the jamdani extra weft motifs into the fabric in one the most labour intensive forms of embellishment, once patronised by Mughal royalty. 

 

This product has been dyed using natural indigo, one of the world’s oldest and most valuable dyestuffs. Colour rub-off and running is an intrinsic property of natural indigo. 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. Garments are stitched in our Delhi workshop where workers receive well above the minimum wage and enjoy flexible, safe and comfortable working conditions.

 

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

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