OUR WABI SABI TEXTILES

So where do our fabrics come from and how are they made?

Our textiles come from Jaipur in the province of Rajastan, which is also refered to as Pink City. Once you visit Jaipur, you will immediately understand why it holds this name.Each and every building within the walled historic centre is painted a terracotta “pink” colour. In 1876, the Prince of Wales and Queen Victoria visited India on a tour. Since pink stands for the color of hospitality, Maharaja Ram Singh of Jaipur painted the whole city pink in color to welcome the guests. The tradition has been sincerely followed by the residents.

Jaipur is also the city where many handicrafts and beautiful textiles are made. Just like ours. As Doing Goods, we chose to work with natural dyed fabrics. This means all of our fabrics are printed and dyed with pigments coming from nature. Basic sources of natural & vegetable dyes are parts of plants such as leaves, flowers, fruits, seeds, herbs, barks & roots of dye yielding plants and minerals.

The printing is all done by hand, using teak wooden handcarved stamps. Long strokes of fabric are being out on wooden tabels.Each color is a different layer of stamping. So The number of blocks that a printer uses is generally determined by the number of colors in the print design.Once the fabric is printed, it is then laid out to dry in the sun. After it the fabrics are printed, we transport them to our own Doing Goods workshop and our tailors make them into beautiful pillows, poufs and more.