Indigo Handloom works in partnership with communities of artisans in India to produce handwoven scarves in modern styles. Working with rural villages across India, Indigo Handloom scarves create jobs with little or no reliable sources of energy. The line features techniques of khadi, jamdani, and jacquard with origins in ancient traditions, recast for the sensibilities of North America.
Founded by Smita Paul in 2003, to celebrate both the beautiful fabrics produced by centuries-old weaving practices and the weavers who make them. She has done collaborations with leading names like Eileen Fisher, Pendleton, Echo, and Margaret O'Leary –aspiring to introduce new generations to the natural beauty and social kindness of handloom.
By making handloom or handwoven fabrics - the average weaver can make a living for himself and support an average of eight family members - while maintaining an average carbon footprint of 1.19 tons per year (an average American is 48).