Kardo's blue and yellow hand block pattern elastic waist drawstring beach Alghero shorts with side pockets and nylon netting interior. 100% handloom cotton fabric
Original resist and hand block print patterns created by the master Ajrakh printer, Sufiyan Khatri, in Kutch, Gujrat. Ajrakh prints only use natural plant based dyes and are usually inspired by geometrical patterns and nature.
Made by one tailor from beginning to end
Model is 6″1′ and wears a size M
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.