We at The Woven Threads love fabrics spun and woven by hands, because of the texture and quality, hand spun fabrics lends our clothes grace, charm and authenticity. Its irregularities and imperfections testify its handcrafted origin.
We use high quality, natural raw materials and organic processes to create soft, breathable handwoven fabrics. These are then made into relaxed, contemporary fashion art-wear. Our artisans use traditional techniques like stonework, sequence-work, chain stitch, cross stitch and many more, incorporating materials such as metal strips, pearls, beads, quills, and sequins to ornament our dresses, stoles, tops and overlays with hand-embroidery, block printing and hand painting.
Video courtesy: Victoria and Albert Museum.
Khaadi Cotton - We use high quality Organic Handwoven Khaadi cotton textiles of India with a rich history spanning centuries. Versatile, eco friendly with zero carbon foot print. A 5,000-year-old craft that Mahatma Ghandi rekindled in India almost 100 years ago. Khaadi became not only a symbol of revolution and resistance, but also the face of an Indian identity! It marked the start of a democracy in the true sense.
Kala Cotton of Kutch - is the original pure Old world cotton of India. Kala Cotton Initiative encourages sustainable cotton textile production, and the preservation of agricultural and artisan livelihoods in Kutch. Kala cotton is indigenous to Kutch and by default organic, as the farmers do not use any pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. It is a purely rain harvested crop that has a high tolerance for both disease and pests, and requires minimal investment. It is both resilient and resurgent in the face of stressful land conditions.
Chanderi - Traditional ethnic fabric characterized by its lightweight, sheer texture and fine luxurious feel. Chanderi fabric is produced by weaving in silk and gold threads in the traditional cotton yarn that results in the creation of the shimmering texture.
Jamdani - is a type of loom weaving with complex intricately designed motifs woven over a fine muslin base. Muslin is hand woven from fine, high-count yarns with a delicate subtle touch. The procedure includes hand molding and entwining geometric designs on the weave of the muslin texture with no loom connections.
Solitary in their perfection and excellence, Jamdani textures are intensely laborious and time-consuming to weave. An expert may take a very long time to weave a little amount of the refined fabric. Customarily, Jamdani was woven for the imperial court and nobility in India. Adored by people of good taste and admirers of crafted works, the uncommon specialty of Jamdani has been announced by UNESCO as one of mankind's most noteworthy accomplishments in social legacy.
We have contemporized the craft of Jamdani by making our own designs and patterns. Our point is to keep things insignificant and unpretentiously lavish.