A collection of ten coordinated pieces that are custom dyed, woven and stitched by hand in micro batches in fabrics that tell stories.
Rani & Reine was born out of a desire to incorporate traditional handcrafted Indian textiles, via a transparent and sustainable supply chain, into beautiful garments for textile lovers and aesthetes of all shapes and sizes.
Our designs seek to bring the wearer comfort, freedom of movement and a chance to experience the beauty of thoughtfully crafted handmade textiles.
The palette and motifs were inspired by the flora, fauna and landscapes in India; the reds of blooming Gulmohar trees (Delonix Regia) with their rich brown seed pods, intertwining allamanda vines (Ghonta Phool) with its luscious yellow blossoms, a lemon pansy butterfly alighting on a hibiscus in a garden.
Seaside and river scenes are captured through an old lens. The muted and veiled tones of early colour and black and white photography set the mood. A sun-bleached castle ruin against an indigo sky offers up texture and colour.
A seed, a splash of pigment, the echo of a loom.
Fabric swirls, embraces.
The interplay between natural fibre, colour and texture.
Natural Dye: Himalayan Rhubarb. Hand block printed using a resist paste of gum arabica and lime in the Kachchh Desert of Gujarat.
Fabric: Ambar Charkha spun and handwoven in West Bengal, India.
Details: French seams, slash pockets. Bib with contrast colour hand embroidered detailing. Stitched with cotton thread. Pre-shrunk.
Hand sewn by our partners in Madhya Pradesh, India - Kumbaya is a zero-waste manufacturing initiative that provides meaningful employment to women and people with disabilities in one of the most remote, backward and poor regions of India.
Wash by hand or machine wash gentle cycle in cool water using a pH neutral detergent. Dry in shade. For detailed information, visit ourcare page.
All of our garments come in a protective muslin bag, stitched by the women of Kruti, in the village of Mulshi, Maharashtra. Kruti, a stitching unit run by Anubhuti Social Foundation, provides employment opportunities to women in rural communities, by implementing training programs in tailoring.