Wednesday, December 15, 2010

treasures from anokhi

hi friends! we've south india where we'll be spending the next few months. it is just wonderful to be back here. the weather is so pleasant in december, though the first few days of our arrival were completely washed out due to the leftover monsoon rains. i've been enjoying the coffee soo much, the food and especially the guavas, which are in their prime.
no trip to india would be complete for me with out an immediate stop to Anokhi to get some beautiful salwar sets and miscellaneous textiles. each year i am impressed with the new prints they have and increasingly zero waste production.
Anokhi has been know for over 40 years for it's environmentally and socially responsible business practices, employing women, paying fair wages and using organic cottons and plant dyes.
Everything is hand embroidered and hand block printed. They have shops all over India, but their homepase is in Jaipur where they also have a textile museum.

6 comments:

DIAN said...

these fabrics look fantastic and even better that they are ethically produced. I look forward to hearing more about your time in India.imou

OLIVIA said...

All I have to say is... GGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Meredith said...

oooo so so lovely!

Ironkid said...

I have a few scarves from Anokhi and I feel like a princess when I wear them! I also have a gorgeous iridescent jacquard silk scarf from Varanasi where they're know for jacquards!

Naturemort said...

Formerly Ironkid - changed my profile name - hi Deepa!

Naturemort said...

formerly Ironkid...