We work in ethical partnership with a small community of artisans on the outskirts of Jaipur, in the desert state of Rajasthan, where the craft of hand block printing has been carried out since the early 16th century.
Our prints are designed in our Edinburgh studio and are expertly carved into solid blocks of wood by our artisans in India. Lengths of natural cotton fabrics are then repeat stamped with the block and dipped in dye baths of intense glorious colour. The swathes of printed cloth are hung in the gardens of the print block studio to dry in the hot Indian sun before being cut and sewn by a skilful team of tailors.
Due to the organic making process, minor marks from the dyes or inconsistencies in the colour may occur. We follow the Japanese philosophy ʻwabi sabiʼ, seeing imperfections like these as characteristics of the natural methods that only add to the beauty of our products.
How to Clean
To keep your block printed products looking their best we recommend gentle handwashing or a spot wash, leaving them to dry naturally. Our washbags have a waterproof lining inside and are not machine washable.