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".
In Janurary 2022 you are welcome to visit our website with handcrafted textiles, tools. pigments and more! www.boomcraftstudio.se
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Soft, sustainable and part of a long tradition.
Indigenous cotton from the Kutch area. 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 man 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!
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.
We are therefore very happy that we can provide orders and continue our collaboration with Dinesh and Naran Valji in Jamthada and Champa Chandresh Mangriya.
Kutch is home to a rich and diverse history of weaving traditions. When you boy our handwoven fabrics you support the whole chain from farmer, spinner and weavers!
Find out more about the "Kala cotton initiative" at; www.khamir.org
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