This shawl is traceable from seed to weave: The cotton for this shawl was grown and processed 60 kms from where it was spun, dyed and woven by our partners in Wardha, Maharashtra.
The cotton is farmed by small scale farmers who choose to grow their cotton without the use of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers.
The ambar charkhas (small 8 spindle mechanized spinning units) used to spin the yarn for this collection of shawls are solar powered, eliminating the physical labour required to wind the charkhas by hand.
We visited Magan Khadi in March 2022, and brought back a small selection of their beautiful shawls to share. To learn more about our journey, read our Journal.
Fabric: Ambar charkha spun and handwoven in Maharashtra, India.
Details: Missing weft design make this a beautiful lightweight shawl for summer. Hand tied pom poms. The missing weft technique produces stripes by intentionally eliminating horizontal threads, creating transparent areas that both create an interesting visual effect as well as lighten the overall weight of the fabric.
Wash by hand or machine wash gentle cycle in cool water using a pH neutral detergent. Dry in shade. Warm iron. For detailed information, visit our care 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.