Advik ◉ Handwoven ◉ Cotton Organic Doria Stole◉ 5
Pure cotton, handspun and handwoven with naturally dyed yarn is symbolic of self reliance and our hard earned freedom from the clutches of slavery. It stands for all things love, whether it is love for sustainability, independence or your skin. The fabric is extremely soft on skin and will get more friendly with wash.
The East India Company imported raw cotton from India while they dumped the local Indian market with inferior machine-made cloth. This led to a great decline in the handloom industry. The khadi weavers were first affected with the subsequent establishment of the powerlooms in India. Imitations of the hand-woven saris and garments were dished out, making it much cheaper and severly affecting the rural scenario. During the Second World War (1939-1945) majority of the Indians turned to hand woven saris.
This was further supported by the Swadeshi Movement initiated by Gandhiji where women turned to hand woven khadi fabric in order to shun the English machine made fabric. The effect of the mill spun fabric continued to affect the handloom sector even post-independence.The extent was so large that the Government of India had to ban powerlooms producing certain textiles, one such being the sari. The Government took active interest in reviving traditional saris to prevent it from extinction and provide handloom weavers with a livelihood through the Janata Scheme.
|Made by||artisans working with Asal.|
|Village||Handwoven at West Bengal.|
|Returns and Exchange|
|Note||The items in this category cannot be returned or exchanged.|
|Made of||Handwoven Cotton|
|Note||Imperfections and variations in the product cannot be termed as defects, as these are intrinsic to the handmade process.|