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Our business is born out of a passion for beautiful fabrics and love and respect for the vibrant colours and culture of India and Indonesia.

We work mainly with Reclaimed Silk. Our aim is to maintain our love for beautiful fabrics and our passion for creativity.

We also share a genuine concern for the environment as well as an interest in sustainable manufacturing of clothing by including recycled silk with our popular silk collection and by designing and creating everything here in our rainforest studio in the Byron Bay hinterland.

Our entire silk collection is designed and manufactured with recycled and reclaimed silk. Reclaimed silk is much more affordable, approximately 1/4 of the price of new and 1st grade silk. We feel environmental and ecological sustainability must be taken into consideration when…

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  • Joined August 2, 2011

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silk, cotton, linnen, rayon, hemp, bamboo, lace, wool, natural fibres, recycled

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About

Our business is born out of a passion for beautiful fabrics and love and respect for the vibrant colours and culture of India and Indonesia.

We work mainly with Reclaimed Silk. Our aim is to maintain our love for beautiful fabrics and our passion for creativity.

We also share a genuine concern for the environment as well as an interest in sustainable manufacturing of clothing by including recycled silk with our popular silk collection and by designing and creating everything here in our rainforest studio in the Byron Bay hinterland.

Our entire silk collection is designed and manufactured with recycled and reclaimed silk. Reclaimed silk is much more affordable, approximately 1/4 of the price of new and 1st grade silk. We feel environmental and ecological sustainability must be taken into consideration when manufacturing without compromising on quality. Most people cannot see the difference between recycled silks and the much more expensive new silks.
The difference of the price, on the other hand, is easy to see.

There are several reasons why we call our Silk "Reclaimed".
It might include vintage silk, used silk, discontinued stock, out of season colours and second grade silk with characteristically irregular weaves which is still of high texture and excellent quality.

Why do we choose to use reclaimed & vintage silk?
Quality first grade silk saris are very expensive in India. Usually these saris are worn for special occasions only and then sold on. Often those silk saris have been worn only a few times leaving the silk in excellent, and almost new condition.

We find great excitement in finding and re-using vintage silk fabrics and refreshing them. We carefully choose and wash the silk before making it into garments. However Recycled Silk often has irregularities within the weave or colour adding character to the finished product.

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