House of Wandering Silk today
House of Wandering Silk was established in 2011 and is based out of an old bungalow in Delhi, India. We were founded on the idea, so aptly put by Gandhi, that "there is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger & unhappiness".
We work with a network of partners across India & beyond to reimagine India's most beautiful textile traditions through the hand crafting of one of a kind, zero waste & small batch textiles, clothing & accessories of the highest quality.
House of Wandering Silk sells a curated collection of our products online. But what you see here is only the tip of the iceberg! Our main business is wholesale and we partner with some wonderful stores to bring our products to all corners of the world.
Our stockists have included the Victoria & Albert Museum Store, Liberty London, Selfridges, Bergdorf Goodman and Anthropologie.
HOUSE OF WANDERING SILK TODAY
House of Wandering Silk is a social for-profit company based out of a beautiful studio (contact us to visit!) in New Delhi, whose founding was based on the idea, so aptly put by Gandhi, that "there is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness". We work with a network of partners to hand craft and bring to market authentic, ethical and beautiful textile-based products using upcycled, hand made and vintage materials, and maintaining standards of the highest quality.
House of Wandering Silk sells a curated collection of our products online. But what you see here is only the tip of the iceberg! Our main business is wholesale and we partner with some wonderful stores to bring our products to all corners of the world. Our stockists have included the Victoria & Albert Museum Store and Selfridges in London, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and Good Earth in India.
From Sydney, Australia
Katherine is our top cat, our Madam G, and the power in our house. Starting in 2011, she built House of Wandering Silk from a one-product, one-woman show into what it is nowadays—a thriving company sustaining the livelihood of hundreds of specialised female artisans and our small team.
Originally from Sydney, her extensive travel (70+ countries) and previous career as a humanitarian aid worker has made her a citizen of the world.
She steers our ship, tells great jokes and makes a mean cappuccino- which, lets be real, is the only way we can do any of this.
From Manipur, India
Maria is our operations whiz, shipping guru and all around steadying force. She turned House of Wandering Silk into a two-woman show when she joined in early 2014.
She’s a Delhi transplant of 22 years, born and raised in the northeast state of Manipur. When she’s not buzzing around the studio at full speed, she runs her own clothing store, by the name of RaRa, in the ever popular Lajpat Nagar Central Market.
We trust her with our life and have never met a kinder human.
From Maine, USA
The newest member of our team, Samantha has taken to HOWS like a fish to water. Her generosity of spirit, positivity and hard work have made her very quickly indispensable to the team.
She's a natural dye practitioner whose love for traditional textiles and desire to delve into the story behind them fire her constant flow of creative energy.
Like the rest of us, she wears multiple hats - in any one day, she'll be posting out orders, photographing new stock, working on the website, meeting with partners, modelling our new collections, giving design feedback, creating content, meeting customers in our studio or at a pop up.... the list is endless, just like Samantha's boundless enthusiasm!
From Manipur, India
Is our go-to gal, our right hand lady with a pair of eagle eyes. She’s our queen of quality control and has likely handled every sari and fabric that’s passed through this door (which is alot!).
Two years ago she migrated to Delhi from Manipur and we're lucky she joined our team 5 months ago. She’s always the best dressed and the least stressed.
From Chennai, India
Kanchan is our cleaning auntie, who helps keep the Delhi dust and dirt (which is constantly blowing through our ground floor studio!) at bay.
She has the sweetest personality, and is always wearing a radiant smile (except in photos!).
Big thanks to this woman for maintaining our studio and helping us preserve the quality of our textiles through consistent care.