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Behind The Scenes: Artisan Weavers

 


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Introducing the production staff behind Karigar, our newest line of scarves.

We love receiving behind-the scenes photographs of our products being made. Karigar was founded in 2014 by Jolijn Fiddelaers, Sindhu Holla, and Kanak Hirani with the belief that ethical fashion must look good to do good. We, too, believe that garments made with sustainable productions methods are not sustainable unless they are worn and loved.

The term "karigar" is Hindi for "artisan." Each of Karigar's gorgeous scarves, which we have in this autumn in a selection of merino wools and silks, is made by 15 highly skilled workers in India. Kanak kindly sent us over some photographs of the weavers and dyers Karigar collaborate with to produce their line.

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Clockwise from top left: Ecru Colour Block Scarf in Merino Wool, Dinesh folding scarves, drying shawls

While the literal translation of "karigar" means "artisan," Jolijn, Sindhu, and Kanak consider the term more broadly. To them, Karigar stands for their principles of craftsmanship, tradition, quality, innovation, sustainability and people.

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Clockwise from top left: Blue tonal scarf in wool/silk, Jaspal, Pradeep, warping the loom, Maheshwari at a loom       

 

Three colourways in two sizes. All light enough in silk and merino to start wearing before it gets too chilly, yet substantial - large enough in size to fold and layer.

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Clockwise from top left: Sadhana, Shisupal, weaver showing threads and shuttle, Grey tonal scarf in wool/silk

Shop our selection from Karigar here.

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