All our textiles are hand-printed by block-printing artisans in Rajasthan, India, who use techniques passed down through their ancestry over centuries from generation to generation. We use both natural and azo-free dyes. Each type of dye produces a different result as the dying process varies depending on the type of dye used. Below is an in-depth look at our block printing and dying processes.
The process begins with a little inspiration - of course. I sketch up my ideas and pick out the sketches I would like to turn into a pattern.
Once I am happy with the design, I send digitised versions of the designs over to our printing partners in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
DABU: MUD RESIST-PRINTING
Hand Block Printing
For this process, the prepared printing blocks are dipped directly into azo-free dyes and hand stamped onto prepared fabric.
The result is a block-printed, clean, crisp and colourful pattern on white fabric.