We’re adding to our range of tops: natural dyed with indigo, myrobalan, common madder plants, and fermented iron, a parallel of deliberate waiting and patience are the undercurrent necessary to its making. From the 2 days needed to prepare the dye paste (15 for fermented iron), repetitive cycle of dyeing and drying, to the finishing of the fabrics – time governs the natural dye process.
The Cross-Back Tops on the other hand (new style alert) are handspun and handwoven in khadi cotton. If it’s familiar to you – it’s likely because we’ve used this material in the past with The Chenelle Jacket. Mahatma Gandhi saw khadi cotton as a symbol of Indian textile heritage. He would encourage people across India to spin their own yarn, to go back to the roots of their heritage with pride while supporting the Khadi industry. It is a fabric that embodies a worldview of the past as well as the future.