The story begins with blocks.
Hand-carved wooden blocks with designs of tropical flowers and coconut palms, creepers of jasmine and rose, birds such as parrots and peacocks, animals such as monkeys and tigers, all came together in the creation of the elaborate textiles of the Deccan Plateau in Southern India. Commissioned by the Rajas and Nawabs, these hand-printed and hand-painted textiles came to be known as Chintz and Paisley.
Textiles in India are intrinsically interwoven into the lives of people, and often depicted stories of the heroes and gods. As they achieved economic importance, they were used as a commodity and traded for other goods.
Our use of natural, botanical dyes and azo-free dyes ensures a low environmental impact. Sustainability, empowerment, and ethical production have always been our priorities. We believe in the merits of “small batch” production and honor the principles involved in creating Slow Textiles.