Sources of inspiration, The most popular of our garment lines are fabricated with fine cotton block-printed with our designs and brought to life by the high-quality craftspeople of Rajasthan. We also like to work with saris/silks/cotton woven in traditional weaves and patterns from all over India. A good number of these are hand-woven and sometimes hand-spun in the khadi tradition after Mahatma Gandhi. Other sources of inspiration are traditional embroidery techniques and the wealth of India’s antique materials. We will never stop sourcing finely made antique saris, blankets, Kantha work, etc., to create then our unique designs with them.
Prolific designer, New block print designs are composed every six months. The craftspeople make limited quantities only and designs are seldom repeated. Saris are carefully selected: in striking color combinations, a few from each locality. Antique material is rare and researched with care. We like to create new designs every month, finding inspiration from the incredible richness of India's cultural heritage and the world.
Difficult to repeat – impossible to mass-produce, We promote a concept of slow fashion, a more ethical and sustainable way of living and consuming, respecting the people, the crafts, and the environment. Because of this particularity, the products of Miniature are created in small quantities. The way in which we assemble each and every piece gives it its uniqueness. A sari may be cut into various garments, each garment cut a little bit differently, each garment cut from a different part. All the little ‘lost’ bits in-between are put together as elegant jewelry, bags, and other accessories.
Block print, These fabrics are hand-printed with hand-carved wooden blocks. In order to complete three meters of material, the printer hand stamps the cloth 700 -1000 times with several blocks, depending on the number of colours and design.
Slight imperfections may occur and are part of the beauty and charm of the hand-printed fabric. A piece of handmade fabric is an artwork, demonstrating a superior level of skill passed from generation to generation.
Our aim is to create a community that loves to support traditional manufacture without compromising on quality or sophistication.
Tie & Dye, The process of Tie & Dye typically consists of folding, twisting, pleating, or crumpling fabric or a garment and binding with a string or rubber
bands, followed by application of dye.
Shibori is the Japanese term that encompasses a wide variety of resist-dyeing techniques, including stitching elaborate patterns and tightly gathering the stitching before dyeing.
Ikat is a method of tie-dyeing the warp or weft before the cloth is woven.
The technics had been utilized by different cultures for over 6000 years. The earliest surviving
examples of pre-Columbian tie-dye in Peru is the date from 500 to 810 AD.
Tie & Dye is found all over the world like Indonesia, Japan (has been practiced since the 8th century), Thailand, Laos, West Africa, and Nigeria.
Handloom, Handloom fabrics, and weavers are an integral part of rich India’s cultural heritage. Indian Handloom dates back to the Indus valley civilization and refers to wooden frames of different types which are used by experienced artisans to weave fabrics from natural fibers. This handmade production process brings several advantages:
is one of the most eco-friendly ways of producing clothes, each piece is unique in itself,
the fabric results much less stressed and damaged compared to a power loom fabric,
handwoven cotton is known for its breathability, the fabrics are cooler, softer, and more absorbent.
Ikat, Ikat is a resist-dyeing technique common to many world cultures. It is probably one of the oldest forms of textile decoration. Ikat, particularly double Ikat, is most prevalent in Indonesia, India, and Japan. However, this weaving technique has significant roots in different parts of India: Odisha (Orissa), Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh. India’s indigenous Ikat are quite different from each other. Their beautiful patterns range from simple symmetrical motifs to geometric shapes to abstract zoomorphics.
The process of creating Ikat is extremely difficult and challenging and tests the skills of the dyer as well as the weaver. It takes a lot of planning and designing. A characteristic of ikat textiles is an apparent blurriness to the design.