Showcasing the incredible beauty of hand-loomed cotton and natural indigo, the Indus robe is a part of the LOOM collection by Tulasii, working with Malkha, a social movement and grassroots initiative in Hyderabad, India that aims to revive India's traditional weaving arts through a field-to-fabric cotton textile chain that is owned and managed by the farmers, spinners, dyers, and weavers. Malkha's goal is to restore dignity and livelihood, and ultimately financial and functional independence, to each producer in the local cotton making chain.
The term Malkha has been derived from the names of two fabrics - Malmal (lightweight fabric) and Khadi (handspun and hand-woven). This stunning cotton is unique in that it can be worn with comfort year-round ~ cool and breathable to wear in the hot summer months, yet warm enough to layer in the winter.
The dark indigo Indus robe has been dipped eight times in the fermented indigo vats to show the extraordinary beautify of this 'crown jewel' of natural dyes.
Tulasii also offers the light dark indigo Indus robe that has been dipped three times - shop the Indus light indigo robe HERE
And bringing it full circle, all of our Indus robes have been handmade by our beautiful team at the women's empowerment initiative, Saheli Women, in rural Rajasthan, India. Ethically made, artisan-produced slow fashion.
Indus features two oversized pockets, a detachable belt and wide mid-length sleeve with piped detail which can be worn long and loose or rolled up.
Tulasii robes are free size, meaning they can be worn by a range of standard sizes. Suitable for AUS size 8 - 14 if worn wrapped and tied, or up to an AUS size 16 - 18 if for open and loose.
Sleeve (from neck): 68 -70 cms
Length: 134 - 137 cms
Width (shoulder to shoulder): 57 cms
Note: Due to the handmade nature of these robes, there may be a very minimal difference in measurements per piece.
Tulasii works with Saheli Women, an ethical fashion social enterprise run by the incredible grassroots nonprofit IPHD in the village of Bhikamkor, rural Rajasthan, India, employing over 24 rural women, providing them with fair wages, health insurance coverage, and a safe work environment free from gender, religious, and caste discrimination. Every piece sold from this collection is ethically made, and helping to change lives. You can read their story on the Tulasii journal HERE