Kardo's blue button down short sleeve shirt in the Chintan fit. Short sleeves, fly away collar, chest pocket, straight hem. Contrast button on the top of the placket. Made by one tailor from beginning to end. Hand-finished.
Bandhani is from the Sanskrit word ‘Banda’ which means to tie. Bandhani art is a highly skilled process that involves dyeing a fabric which is hand tied tightly with a thread at several points, thus producing a variety of patterns using only natural dyes.
Wash cold with like colors, tumble dry low or hang dry.
Kardo is the antithesis of mass-produced fashion. Launched in 2013 with the goal of creating a company that honors traditional weaving, dying and printing techniques in India to create contemporary workwear with subtle twists. They work directly with the hand-weaving community throughout India to help keep these skills alive and vibrant and reduce their environmental footprint. Each item is made start to finish by one single tailor. Kardo manufactures out of their own workshop in New Delhi, providing fair wages to workers and healthy and safe working environment.
These garments are made with fabric from Khamir Crafts, an organisation that serves as a platform for the promotion of traditional handicrafts and allied cultural practices from Kutch, Gujarat. Their textile weaving involves Khadi (hand spinning yarn) and hand-weaving fabric as well as hand-block and resist print techniques, all using natural dyes. As a region of parched land, the region’s textile communities have a circular system, where all residual water from the textile process can be used in arable land due to natural plant based dying process.