The brothers Vankar Dinesh and Vankar Naran Valji are 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 the hand woven fabrics. We cherish a long term collaboration where we will produce fabrics in organic cotton. And a limited number of garments that will be released in 2021.
We have just completed and delivered our first fabric to customers in Sweden, (pls. see last pictures in slide show). A handwoven and natural indigo dyed warp stripe in kala cotton.
ARTISANS OF JAMTHADA
During this period of global crisis and precariousness, many artisans also needs support to maintain their livelihood. The situation in India is very difficult, total loc down of the country means no income for millions of people. Without any possibilties to get support from the government. The effect of the quarantaine is even worse than we can imagine.
We are therefore very happy to collaborate with the Vankar family, Dinesh and Naran Valji, two brothers from Jamthada. They are still able to work from their home during the loc down, and by providing them with fabric orders we can make a huge difference and contribution to the maintaining of the craft. It´s a long chain from cotton farmers, spinners and finally weavers. You will support the whole chain by ordering this beautiful hand woven organic fabrics through us. Place your order by sending a DM or Mail (fabrics are sold only by whole meters). The fabric will be delivered within 2 months and we have ordered 100 meters of this hand woven fabric in organic kala cotton. The horizontal stripes in the yarn is dyed with a fermented mix of iron and jaggery, (cane sugar). Pls. see above.
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