Block Printing is a form of fabric printing that has been used in India for over 5000 years.

First of all the design is carefully disected into colours and the wood block carver creates a different block for each colour in the design. This is a very skilled job and it can take about 3 days to create a set of blocks for a relatively simple pattern. 

               Once the blocks are made for each colour the fabric is stretched out along a very long table and the process begins. 

Firstly the outlines of the pattern are put on, usually in a dark colour. This gives the artists an outline to work to. The colours are then added one by one...

The Fabric is then treated with some stabilising agents to set the colour before being dried out in the sun for several days to let the colour dry out entirely.

The fabric is then ready to be made into garments. Our Shirts are made by our team just on in Jaipur, Rajasthan,  Northern India. An area that is particularly famous for the process. Our suppliers have taken over a farm on the outskirts of the city. 

Farming is a struggling industry at the moment and by using the farm now to produce the fabrics, means the farmer and his work force are still able to earn a crust from there land.