In a region in Southeastern India, a small village off the beaten track functions completely around handloom ikat, with each home specializing in a step of the production process. As children chase each other through the quiet streets, mothers prepare designs on the front porch, grandfathers enjoy the shade, and fathers dye yarn out back before setting the loom for weaving.
We use locally grown organic cotton and non-toxic dyes in the process, supporting sustainable development in this subtropical region in Southeast India.
We traveled to India to track down the origin of the textile and found a small village in Andhra Pradesh completely centered around the craft. This is believed to be the birthplace of the Indian Ikat, dating back to the 5th century. The craft has been so well perfected in this region, that we’re able to design custom patterns that are woven perfectly by our artisan partners.