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The Sari Project: Perhaps the most versatile garment in the world, the sari is an incredible design contribution from India. Its drape is referenced the world over and worn by millions of women on a daily basis.
As we publicly embark on our cultural documentation of the sari through short film, I would like to share why we decided to participate in an ongoing conversation about its relevance with a project of this scope and magnitude.
Ethical.Handmade.Handloom.Khadi.Organic.Silkmark.Sustainable. We seem to read, use and speak these words all the time as both makers and consumers. However - dollar to dime ask anyone their definition and the responses - although with best intentions - can be ambiguous, self-regulated, and therefore open to interpretation. Case in point, recent phone call from a Mumbai-based pop-up store asking for our client’s presence at their organic sale. Upon informing them that our client was not using certified organic textile the reply came, “that’s OK - as long as it’s handwoven it’s …
VISUAL PERSPECTIVES & IMPRESSIONS
Craft Today: The Artisan & Innovation
Khadi and Denim: two fabrics of distinct origins, histories and constitutions are now woven together in an inconspicuous but potentially significant marriage. One of the most exciting textile developments, this pairing is making inroads into the billion-dollar denim market.
The Ganga Maki Textile Studio is the last in our three-part series looking at path-breaking weaving facilities in different stages of development across the country.
Maximiliano Modesti works at the intersection of craft, design and excellence. He speaks to us about valuing the ‘Made in India’ label and the changes required to ensure the future of the industry.