“Kutch Kala Cotton connects farmers, pickers, ginners, handspinners, weavers, hand block printers, natural dyers, t
ailors and consumers in a supply-and- distribution network that´´ reminiscent of India´s legacy of weaving khadi
reinterpreted for modern markets. This in turn, helps promote an indigenous species of cotton for textile production
in tandem with the local ecology of Kutch and also facilitates forward linkages that provide sustainable livehoods.”
Initiator to The kala cotton initiative
The brothers Vankar Dinesh and Vankar Naran Valji are hand loom weavers since generations back.
They work and live in the village of Jamthada in Kutch, India. Our cooperation takes place completely
without intermediaries and we pay reasonable prices for their hand woven fabrics. We cherish a long
term collaboration where we together will produce handwoven fabrics in organic kala cotton, always
dyed with natural dyes. It is a long chain from cotton farmers, spinners and finally weavers and by
producing our handwoven organic kala cotton fabrics we support the whole chain! We always try
to find sustainable solutions and we never over produce any fabrics. The lead times can therefore
be long and the fabrics can also be out of stock at time to time. Fabrics are sold directly by us, stay tuned!
The "handloom project" is a collaboration in between Linda Zetterman and Sara Carlsson and the
brothers Dinesh and Naran Valji in Jamthada, Kutch, India. You can read more about our vision and
thought about sustainability at "BOOM CRAFT STUDIO".
Soft, sustainable and part of a long tradition. This cotton is organic and completely rain-fed crop that has a high tolerance for diseases. No pesticides or artificial irrigation are used in the cultivation.
Kala cotton is part of the ”Kala cotton initiative” initiated by Khamir craft. Which aims to revitalise and recreate the chain between the farmer and the weaver and support the use of indigenous organic cotton in the area.
This benefits both humans and nature.
If you are going to use new raw materials, make conscious choices! Benefit artisanal production, where both farmers and artisans get paid fairly for their work. Know your maker and support transparency in the field of textile!
Read more about Khamir and the "Kala cotton initiative" at; www.khamir.org