Our one-of-a-kind gown is kantha-stitched and sewn together from repurposed cotton saris by women who are part of two Indian cooperatives. Cut to an easy dropped-shoulder shape with side pockets that can be pulled through to the other side, making it reversible. Each is unique, varying in pattern and colour.
Repurposed cotton sari cloth. Reversible. Kantha-stitched. Dropped shoulders. Easy long sleeves. Side pockets. Side ties. Each is unique.
Hand wash. 100% cotton.
Made in India by small groups of men and women who work in collaboration with a fair trade organisation that supports them in business and marketing. Being handmade, no two are the same.
Read more about the Making of Kantha.
Size & Fit
Length for size M is 107cm. Easy fit. Below knee.
Delivery & Returns
The kantha cloths, typical of Bangladesh and West Bengal, are an ancient tradition of resourcefulness and fine stitchery. The word kantha itself derives from the Sanskrit for ‘rags’, a reminder of the humble materials from which each kantha is made.
Layers of old, discarded saris and dhotis form the kantha, held together through intricate rows of running stitch. Embroidered stitches unite the multiple layers of salvaged cotton to form an un-wadded quilt, and characterise the kantha with a pleasing regularity.