Know your product - Process
All our fabrics are handwoven and made with cotton fibre. They are woven by weavers in different parts of the country. These exclusive woven fabrics are used to make your garments. This end product is an outcome of collaborations between designs, artisans and karigars. Each one has a unique and an instrumental role to play. All work in harmony to achieve a goal.
We would like you to be a part of this skillful and enchanting weaving journey.
The process is extremely tedious and laborious which has been condensed and explained below. Feel free to bother us with your questions.
The fabric weaving process is initiated with the conversion of cotton fibre into yarn of a desired count or thickness. It is imperative to understand that the garments can only be developed with an appropriate fabric count/ thickness. The yarn is then converted into hanks.
The hanks are dyed in the required shade. We try to use organic dyes as much as possible. Organic dyes are derived from different parts of the plants such as flowers, roots , barks and so on. The dyed hanks are washed in order to remove the excessive dye.
The yarn is processed into cone or bobbin which is used in weft during weaving. This is a part of the pre-loom process and is traditionally done by women.
Winding a bobbin as per the no. of yarns in weft. Bobin in local language in Kutch is known as “Nada”.
It involves manually counting each and every yarn on the warp frame. The number of yarns is determined by the width and the no. of metres required.
Denting and drafting
A tiresome and time consuming process. Drafting involves drawing the warp yarn through the eye of the heald frame as per the design.
Denting involves insertion of warp threads through the dents of reed( metal comb like structure).
Fabric is made as a result of cross-section( interlacement) between the vertical and horizontal yarn. In the local language warp is called “tana” and weft is known as “bana”. All our fabrics are woven on hand loom.
It helps in carrying of the weft yarn through the warp yarn during the weaving process.
Once the fabric is prepared post loom process such as finishing, washing and ironing are followed. These process like the pre-loom process are done the women in the household.