House of Wandering Silk

Description

House of Wandering Silk was established in 2010, borne out of the experiences of an Australian aid worker (with a passion for Asian textiles and embroidery), who, during the course of her 7 years work in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, continued to see little sustainable and meaningful change in the lives of those incapacitated by poverty, despite the massive resources committed to the task.

Based out of New Delhi, India, House of Wandering Silk is a social enterprise aimed at adjusting, in its own, small way, some of the inequalities that we see around us while respecting the natural environment in which we work.

Our current product range uses upcycled, vintage saris and handloom textiles in silk and cotton to create one-of-a-kind, high quality scarves and throws in ikat, floral and geometric designs.

The scarves are made using two layers of fabric, handpicked for their fabulous colours and designs and matched in complementary colours. These layers are stitched together in the traditional style of Indian kantha work, in which women hand sew rows of tiny running stitch from end to end to provide strength and enable the recycling of old saris. This kantha stitch creates a rich, rippling effect across the fabric and adds a unique texture to the scarves. The throws are made from a patchwork of the same textiles, and quilted with kantha stitch.

Contact

Tel: +91 99 5 826 3885
Email: katherine@wanderingsilk.org
Web: www.wanderingsilk.org

Location

B2/132 Safdarjung Enclave,
New Delhi 110029
India

Key Words

fashion, accessories, scarf, recycled, fair trade, ethical, sustainable, silk, sari, hand made

Creation Date: 
Tuesday, 4 June, 2013 - 09:05
Last Updated: 
Tuesday, 4 June, 2013 - 09:05

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