Kardo's Anokhi Thelonious 100% cotton organic quilted corduroy jacket. Featuring a two way zipper front closure, regular fit, hand block printed with natural dyes in a geometric pattern. The jacket has a contrast chest pocket and neck panel with binding on the cuff and bottom hem.
This hand block print jacket is in collaboration with ANOKHI, the masters of block printing, who almost single-handedly revived this traditional textile printing practice and the livelihoods of block printing communities in Rajasthan since the 1970s. The technique involves the meticulous precision of hand stamping a motif onto the fabric using a wooden block. It’s a skill, often passed down through the generations, that requires patience and precision.
Made by one tailor from beginning to end
Dry clean only.
Kardo is the antithesis of mass-produced fashion. Launched in 2013 with the goal of creating a company that honors traditional weaving, dying and printing techniques in India to create contemporary workwear with subtle twists. They work directly with the hand-weaving community throughout India to help keep these skills alive and vibrant and reduce their environmental footprint. Each item is made start to finish by one single tailor. Kardo manufactures out of their own workshop in New Delhi, providing fair wages to workers and healthy and safe working environment.
These garments are made with fabric from Khamir Crafts, an organisation that serves as a platform for the promotion of traditional handicrafts and allied cultural practices from Kutch, Gujarat. Their textile weaving involves Khadi (hand spinning yarn) and hand-weaving fabric as well as hand-block and resist print techniques, all using natural dyes. As a region of parched land, the region’s textile communities have a circular system, where all residual water from the textile process can be used in arable land due to natural plant based dying process.