We design and manufacture our own fabric because we think that's the best way to produce interesting, high quality clothing. Our Madras is handcrafted for us by a small company based near Chennai, India. They are among the foremost experts on traditional Indian vegetable dyeing techniques and have been working to refine the process for several decades. The yarn is woven on a Victorian Selvedge loom to produce a light, strong fabric with a soft hand.
Vegetable dyeing is slow - some stages can take over a month - but it produces a complexity and depth of colour that is unobtainable with synthetic dyes. As the dyes are natural there is none of the pollution associated with industrial dyeing, rather the byproducts from our dyeing process are turned into compost and the waste water is used on crops.