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ADROIT - Sustainable Clothing Made In California

Fremont, California On Etsy since 2016

ShopAdroit

ADROIT - Sustainable Clothing Made In California

Fremont, California | 375 Sales

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Announcement    Welcome to Adroit, an online boutique for bohemian inspired ethically made, sustainable fiber and textile products. Select from a wide range of handwoven Ikat kimonos, box tops, browse through newly added sections of hand dyed products, a collection of indigo dyed shibori ponchos, crop tops, and dusters


All products are completely handmade by me in small batches at my home studio :)

"Special discounts for bulk orders"

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Last updated on May 19, 2019

Welcome to Adroit, an online boutique for bohemian inspired ethically made, sustainable fiber and textile products. Select from a wide range of handwoven Ikat kimonos, box tops, browse through newly added sections of hand dyed products, a collection of indigo dyed shibori ponchos, crop tops, and dusters


All products are completely handmade by me in small batches at my home studio :)

"Special discounts for bulk orders"

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Sales 375
On Etsy since 2016

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When it comes to designing her eco-conscious line of indigo tie-dyed ponchos, ikat tank tops, and shibori pillows, Adroit founder Rajni Kavula is guided by intuition. “Once the fabric is ready, I decide what to make out of it,” explains the Fremont, California-based maker. “I have guidelines, but the actual process of creating patterns on textiles is very intuitive. And no two pieces are alike.”

The roots of Rajni’s business reach back to five years ago when Rajni’s father passed away and the then–yoga instructor set out in search of a hands-on activity to help her find solace. “I needed to do something because yoga was not really helping me to overcome the grief of losing my father,” she says. That something started with picking up a long-forgotten pair of knitting needles and evolved into a multi-medium creative exploration touching on macramé, jewelry making, and more. Eventually, Rajni discovered shibori and began experimenting with hand-dyeing, infusing her father’s legacy of sustainable, simple living into each of her pieces.

“Growing up in India, I was raised in a family that believed in simplicity,” says Rajni. “My father followed Gandhi—who was the epitome of living a simple life—so subconsciously, I think I’ve always been drawn toward the same philosophy.” Today, that passed-down principle informs her deliberate approach to design, from the materials she uses to her making the process and even her packaging supplies. “My sister is an organic farmer in India, and she connected me with a group of local weavers who produce fabric from cotton that’s grown without pesticides or chemicals,” explains Rajni. “I source my cloth straight from the weavers themselves, which ensures they’re getting a fair price and lets me know where my fabric is coming from—from the ground up.”
At home in her sunny California backyard, Rajni mixes up her own vats of all-natural indigo dye, taking care to maintain each batch for as long as possible to help conserve water. “I initially started working with cold dyes, but then I learned about the number of chemicals that were involved,” she says. “I think it all comes back to my upbringing where everything had to be naturally sourced—I really wanted to stay away from harmful chemicals.”

In addition to prioritizing natural materials and minimizing her water usage, Rajni also repurposes her dyeing supplies in her packaging, giving string used to bind fabric new life as indigo ribbons for her kraft-paper wrapped orders. And many of her pieces, like the lightweight ruana shawl that can also be worn as an oversized scarf, are intentionally designed to be long-lasting and versatile. “Buying clothing can have a negative a chain reaction on the environment,” she says. “So if someone is purchasing something from me, I want it to be able to be used in multiple ways for years to come.”

- Written By Katie Hawley
Check out the full feature at
https://blog.etsy.com/en/sustainability-spotlight-adroit/

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Last updated on Oct 12, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Custom orders will be processed within 8 to 10 business days, It may take longer during holiday season, Please note that custom orders may vary slightly in pattern/colors/dye saturation etc because they are handmade!!, each piece is unique

Care instructions

All Hand dyed Products - Hand wash separate in cold water, wash sparingly, and line dry, Warm Iron as required, Please do not use bleach
- Block / Hand Printed Products - Hand wash and line dry, Iron on the reverse, please do not use bleach
- Crochet products : Spot clean wall art, and scarves and pillows hand wash with mild detergent and lay flat to dry

Wholesale availability

For wholesale orders, please send me an email at woolables@gmail.com with your requirement.

Communication

From the time you place the order till it is shipped, please check your etsy convos so that the processing time is less and immediate communication will help save time !!