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Handworked Eri Silk from Assam

Handwork Studio operates at the intersection of craft, commerce, research and design, mobilizing high levels of skill and tradition to sustain local communities while recontextualizing traditional techniques within a contemporary design aesthetic.One of our most exciting collaborations is currently underway in Assam, India, where we are working with the innovative 7Weaves, a community and ecologically focused bioregional silk initiative.

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Scandinavian Minimalism through Indian Textiles

I come from a region known for its minimal design. I grew up with my grandmother Thora knitting – thick, itchy wool. She was immensely talented, creating pieces that are reminiscent of Missoni, without ever having heard of Missoni, which she sold at local markets. I remember the days in her studio, spools of rainbow colours and designs coming to life before my eyes.

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Geometricity & Sari Repurposing

The universe has thrived on geometricity silently since time immemorial. We humans are made of it. We live with it and live by it. Probably that is why we get drawn to its symmetry and asymmetry even in design, fashion, art and craft. However, in contemporary clothing, we lend this concept to mostly prints and silhouettes.

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The Gaddis of Himachal and their Sheep-Wool Crafts

The Gaddini arrives at the wedding, moving her head slowly, so as to not disturb the splendid, golden nose-ring. Her mahindi-covered hand holds in place the red and gold chiffon, draped over her head. Her heavily pleated, floral skirt sweeps across the floor. Wrapped around, and around, her waist is a dora, a sheep-wool rope, the most distinguishing feature of the attire of the Gaddis.

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India in Australia

An artisanal and ethical brand from Sydney, hopes to bridge the gap between artisanal work and fashion by combining cultural forms of silhouette and woven textile in single garments. Badaam was founded by creative director Priyanka Kaul in 2017. Badaam's thoughtful philosophy ensures ethical production of handwoven and natural fabrics in healthy work environments.

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Indigo Resist Dyeing from Sindh

Our passion for Indigo dyeing led us to communities in Sindh, Pakistan where this tradition can be traced back to the ancient Indus civilization, more than 5000 years ago. Today, Indigo dyeing is still practiced along the banks of the River Indus. Our explorations started with traditional Ajrak textile patterning methods.

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Ajrakh, A Perfect Balance

Gujarat, our land, our Inspiration, our Muse! Vraj:bhoomi’s roots lie in Gujarat, a prosperous state with high spirits, dynamic society and cheerful celebrations, a state with its true colors of rich heritage and cultural traditions. There is so much that the state has to offer in terms of inspiration

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A Blueprint From ‘Boro’ 

The term ‘boro,’ for ‘ragged’ refers to traditional Japanese textiles patched together by hand from scraps of cloth. They are stunning every time you look at them: a sea of blue cloth interjected with patterned patches of cotton – discarded in a forgotten century – worn around the edges, and dotted with stitches as if mended in haste. A result of need rather than want, boros are imprecise, the design of the whole, unspecific but thoroughly compelling.  

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Making Glass Objects from India to Italy

Traditionally, objects were passed down generations of a family. Consumerism has led to objects being rendered obsolete in a shorter span of time. I believe in creating objects that are cherished, focusing on emotional durability. It has to be heartfelt, otherwise its not worth it. In this fast-paced world, an attempt to bring back slow living, one object at a time.

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