Long Kimono Robe Sea Green
Our Sea Green Kimono Robe showcases a vibrant floral print on 100% soft cotton. Artisans in Rajasthan, India print the fabric for our fair trade robes using eco-friendly dyes. These beautiful cotton robes feature large pockets and are machine washable. One size fits most.
Color: Sea Green Multi
Dimension: 52" Length
All our products are woven by hand (100% handmade), therefore variations in colors, sizes, and patterns may occur.
Made in India.
The Social Pillar
Equal Hands partners with artisans and organizations in underserved communities around the world to provide a dignified income and opportunities for talented makers. We also donate a portion of the purchase price to local charitable causes we support.
The Environment Pillar
We are very aware of the negative impact fast fashion and mass production has had on the environment. This awareness has led us to work towards offering the most environmentally sustainable and natural products that we can find.
The Economic Pillar
We strongly believe that empowered individuals hold the ability to break the cycle of poverty and that in particular, women need to be connected to opportunities so that communities can thrive.
THE ART OF BLOCK PRINTING
The art of block printing has been practiced in India for many centuries, with each region having its own distinctive style and motifs. The wooden blocks are carved in elaborate designs and each color is printed with a different block to complete the motif. When natural dyes are used, the fabric is washed after each color is printed. As a result, it can take 3-4 weeks to produce a single hand block printed rug. Different communities are involved in each stage of the process, including weaving, dyeing, making the blocks, printing, washing, and pounding to bring out the luster of the material. The main tools of the printer are wooden blocks cut into different shapes. Each block is hand carved from seasoned teak wood by skilled artisans. The new blocks are soaked in oil for 10-15 days to soften the grain in the timber. The blocks are dipped in dye and imprinted on the fabric by a skilled block printer. To develop the intricate detail within the design, the process is repeated several times. The printed cotton voile is then put out in the sun for a few days to dry and to cure the dye. Next the fabric is steamed, which fixes the dye and makes it permanent. Most blockprinters work for daily wages because they don't have the capital to invest in the raw materials, equipment, and workshop. Also, screen-printed fabrics, which are much cheaper and more quickly produced than block-printed fabrics, now flood the markets and most consumers don't know the difference between the two. Sevya works with several block printing groups to help them become self-sufficient with direct access to marketing outlets. We promote the use of natural dyes and the revival of traditional designs, while encouraging the youth to carry on the tradition of their ancestors .Explore
Monica Phromsavanh Hand