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Block Printed Apron

This handmade apron is crafted from block-printed kalamkari fabric, which is coloured by all-natural vegetable dyes.

Comes with pocket on the front.

One size.

100% cotton.

Approximate dimensions: 35cm (W) x 74cm (L) Ties: 75cm (L) x 2.5cm (W).

The design is only on one side.

Care instructions: Machine wash cold separately and line dry.

Made in Tirupur in India.


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Natural dyeing is a sustainable method of creating textiles. Plants and vegetables are used instead of synthetic dyes, which can contain harmful chemicals. This method can prevent toxic chemical by-products ending up in our precious oceans.

Block printing is a traditional way of making textiles by hand, whereby a carved woodblock is dipped in non-toxic ink and used to create one of a kind patterns. This method is slow as multiple layers are built up by highly skilled artisans to create an intricate design. Due to the nature of this process, each design holds beautiful imperfections, making each piece unique.

A total of ten artisans are involved in the making of this fabric, and Asha Handicrafts has been using this traditional method for 48 years. The children of Asha's artisans receive lifelong educational support from the organisation.

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Manufacturer Shared Earth
Values and causes Fair Trade