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On World Environment Day 2019, we as Global Citizens Pledge to #BeatAirPollution

Live Life more Sustainably by being one with Nature. A life Lived Consciously is a life best lived.

A 5 decade Environmental Action, Every year since 1974 on this day, World Environment Day is celebrated aiming at beating one problem every year that we face for peaceful sustainability. This Year, World Environment Day 2019 aims at beating Air Pollution – But are we truly beating it?

How do we beat this increasing Pollution when its source is defeated? How do we put a full stop to this pollution when a comma that shall not be succeeded with any hopes is placed in front of the plight of our trees?

There are many solutions to it, but let’s start with a small one. Today ,We at Vritti Designs take a pledge to plant a Sapling in the open spaces of our Homes and Workplaces and Let Air Be –  Let the comma be erased and a positive future be written for our trees.

Our mantra for today at Vritti Designs is to #PlantASapling and contribute to purifying the Air and drive pollution away.

To read more about environment and sustainability please click vrittidesignsblog

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Finding the humble inspirations from nature and reflecting the same with “Eco dyeing”, we  make it all earthy.  From selecting the hand spun threads to painting them with eco dyes to create some serene organic textiles, we love taking the “organic route.”
Dipping our hands in organic, natural dyes to coat the fabrics gives us a sense of serenity and satisfaction of helping our soil in our own little way.
Kitchen herbs or veranda shrubs, Our natural dyes sources surprise us each time by giving us a new shade to dye our “responsible clothing.” Be it our organic cotton home linens Natural dye with Rose Petals  or Onion peel dye, we take our colours gleefully.

To read more about natural dye click Natural Dyes  

Please drop an email  at contact@vrittidesigns.com if  you want to purchase natural dye supplies or raw materail.

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Crimson red or Indigo blue, textiles are spoilt for choices when getting themselves bathed in natural hues. Botanic or scientific names of the plants and trees may sound intimidating but the extraction of some rich tones or colours from these plants and herbs are familiar and inviting.
Be it  madder root which gives excellent shades of red, pink  or different shades of yellow by doing Natural dye with Onion Peel, known to ooze a sunny yellow shade, these colour galore are truly vivid. A humble shade card of these natural dyes is surely way grounded than those of glossy synthetic ones.

Here is result of Natural dye with Onion Peel on different natural fabrics nettle, Silk, hemp, modal, Cotton.

To read more about natural dye click Natural Dyes  

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Making Women Happy Everyday !!

“International Women’s Day!!”……..  And with this day comes all those concerns about empowering women from those who’ve been unknown to even a gist of a woman’s ability, whose ‘concerns’ would dusk till the dawn that would rise the same day, next year. We forget about the fact that she’s not just a ‘want’, she’s a ‘need’,
not only the need ‘of an hour’, but a need ‘for life’. She’s not in the need of being symphathized, she’s just in need of what’s right. Vritti Designs believes in her. We cherish her, celebrate her EVERYDAY Because we know that what she needs is just the right thing. She knows what is to be done with it, in the right way. So why celebrating ‘her’ on just this one ‘bookmarked’ day? Because she deserves to feel good, to know better, and to be her best self everyday. . .

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Colour them well with nature…

What appeals to the naked eyes when neatly stacked finished textiles sit patiently on the racks? The colour always takes the precedence over pattern or a size.  Adding a depth and life to a piece of cloth is an ingenious quality of these shades or colours. And if deciding to step up a little ahead by selecting  natural dyes to give a distinct character to the fabrics, it speaks volumes and how.

There is something organic and pure about the plants or protein- based hand-woven threads which make some of the most infectious and beautiful fabrics. When these find themselves in a tub of a natural and herbal dye bath, the result is simply surreal. An organic cloth shaded in a natural tint has an utmost significance that goes beyond its creation or remuneration. It embraces and help conserves the earth.

Curiosity, The mother of creativity

Nature has always been the biggest source of inspiration to humankind to unveil an unexplored territory. “Plants to paint” was an ingenious discovery which paved the way to various possibilities of natural resources to put in good use. India, the land of textile prowess has been using the earth adherent dyeing substances tracing back for more than 5000 years.

Making the natural dyes with different parts of plants like leaves, barks, fruits, flower, roots, and insects like lac, cochineal to print the “imperfectly perfect organic cloth” is quite a revelation.

Embracing the Slow Fashion

Industrial development and innovation opened the doors to the quick and cheaper gateways of fabric adornment. Man -made synthetic dyes are convenient and faster solutions to paint the mass -produced textiles. But as every quick rooted resource has its loopholes, these synthetic dyes paint the fabrics all right but end up blackening the mother earth.

Thanks to the noted awareness and ethic responsibility acceptance, the textile industry is now welcoming the “greener measures” to produce these fabrics. The “slow fashion” concept which extensively uses “natural and herbal dyes” to colour the clothing has long- run benefits to the wearer and its maker.

A humble shade card

Crimson red or Indigo blue, textiles are spoilt for choices when getting themselves bathed in natural hues. Botanic or scientific names of the plants and trees may sound intimidating but the extraction of some rich tones or colours from these plants and herbs are familiar and inviting.

Be it  madder root which gives excellent shades of red, pink and orange or marigold flower, known to ooze a sunny yellow shade, these colour galore are truly vivid. A humble shade card of these natural dyes is surely way grounded than those of glossy synthetic ones.

Painting the canvas

As fabrics are moulded or crafted differently, the dye process varies accordingly. Textiles can be dyed in their raw, hank state or gets painted after their weaving stage is completed. “Natural dyeing” of textiles is a patient process but worth it.

From soaking the cloth in an organic dye with a natural mordant to help the colour gets fixated on it is a journey in itself. Skilled and experienced hands take this “dye journey” of textiles reach its final labelling stage in no time. No wonder one experiences admiration for deeply hued Indigo dyed tunics or madder red ajrakh printed scarves.

Colouring the future via nature

 Responsible clothing is getting imbibed by those who feel nature should be kept in its pure, wholesome appearance. Naturally dyed organic textiles get happily embraced by our soil in their decomposed stage and can be reproduced with a “zero waste” concept. Thus accepting these “grounded hues” to dye the fabrics and textiles will end up painting our earth green.

Coating the threads naturally

Finding the humble inspirations from nature and reflecting the same with “Peace Clothing”, we  make it all earthy.  From selecting the hand spun threads to painting them with eco dyes to create some serene organic textiles, we love taking the “organic route.”

Dipping our hands in organic, natural dyes to coat the fabric and textiles gives us a sense of serenity and satisfaction of helping our soil in our own little way.

Kitchen herbs or veranda shrubs, Our natural dyes sources surprise us each time by giving us a new shade to dye our “responsible clothing.” Be it our organic cotton home linens shaded with an onion skin natural dye or Khadi Cotton tunic coloured with natural marigold flower dye, we take our colours gleefully.

To shop this natural dyed tunic click here Khadi cotton tunic

Vritti Designs believes Natural clothing speaks through its organic shades. Textiles coated with these eco- friendly dyes are truly ageless and alluring.

We use different kinds of natural materials to dye the fabric like madder root, turmeric root, marigold flower, alkanet bark, lac, Catechu, flame of the forest flower, myrobalan, indigo leaves, iron rust, pomegranate peel, onion peel and many more.

We say a well cherished organic shirt won’t leave its spunk; in fact, it will mature more in its natural shade just like wine.

For further details you can connect us at contact@vrittidesigns.com

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A little tear here and there, worn out placket of the cuffs and those missing mother of pearl buttons, warn out clothes often find their way in a neglected corner of your closet. What’s more, sometimes they gets chucked out and thrown in a waste basket with a labelling that reads “not needed anymore.

Similarly, on a textile production front, heaps of clothing gets cloned and multiplied with an obvious intention of profit and sales, which leads to mass production of the same. Those unsold on the shelf clothing marches back in the warehouse and ultimately meets the landfills.

Earth is patient and forgiving for sure. But it’s time we take this obvious liberty into consideration and not treat the same as a “waste zone.” “Utilise it to the fullest” is a good term and can be used cleverly on clothing arena by refurbishing it.

Little thrift shops and utility centres have been way ahead of their time and realised the importance of revamping long back.  Its time on an individual and corporate level we join this bandwagon.

Big boxes, big waste

Neglected, discarded cartons containing used or unused ensembles lying in waste ground is not a pretty sight. Decomposition of the same is often taken for granted and is left upon the nature to resolve. Well, result being soil and nature gets hurt, as it can’t digest everything you are feeding it forcefully.

Mend it for soil and soul

Broken zipper or few missing buttons doesn’t have to be unwanted. Many responsible textile and clothing houses find this as unexplored opportunity. A keen eye for detailing and articulating plain, drab clothing with colours or pleats is a fabric marvel. Giving a new “avatar” to a used jacket or a blouse is clever path which saves the cloth, manpower and ultimately soil en route.

A Skilful process

Refurbished clothes is a result of a watchful effort. Right from sorting the clothes as per their colour or texture to washing them for a good, new use is a painstaking effort. Skilled hands using their shears and measuring tapes to revamp this “useful” pieces is truly genius at work.

Re boxing the creativity

Add on trims or laces or reshaping the neckline of  warn out collar of a shirt, cleaver masters and sketch efficient designers make the “reused clothing” totally unrecognisable. With careful quality surveillance, these refurbished clothes pieces find their way back in box of sale again.

 

 

A ripped seam can save the earth too.

Organic clothing may get tag of a “slow fashion”, but the core power of the same to conserve nature is rewarding. Vritti designs find the inspiration from good old greens to make one of a kind “peace or ahimsa clothing.”

Conceptualised with a “soul meaning” of shielding the earth with responsible clothing, Vritti designs encourages “the zero waste”. Adding a refurbished clothing concept in our clothing bracket, “saving the nature” has found a new dimension.

Potli full of ideas

Call us magician or a repair shop; we vouch for remodelling of old textiles. Our humble aim to promote the culturally diversified skilled Indian artisans work is getting appreciated and loved. The untapped creativity of these humble hands is getting promoted with refurbished ensembles.

Creativity has no boundaries and is certainly no cliché. Tops and tunics made from an old shirt or a shift dress which needed a much character with an eco friendly coir belt, we thrive on innovation. Chain piecing of warn swatches to make an “organic” quilt or the cloth scarps as a batting of the same are some of our earthy motives. Yes, we love brainstorming with our artisans who come up with ingenious ideas no matter the “cloth challenge.”

Join hands with Vritti

Better wear than waste it. Vritti designs encourage you to think and participate in the refurbishing clothing journey. Charity of your used ensembles to non profit organisations or giving a thrift store to showcase their thread expertise with your revamp pieces is a good deal. And yes, a few sewing hacks by your own too can give “remodelled clothing” a new dimension.

Refurbishing the textile not only increases the life span of clothing but that of earth too. Its time you showcase some coolness with a “reused one” badge.

Want to read more about recycled fabrics, zero waste click Recycled Fabrics

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Saving the nature through recycled fabrics … No textile waste … Waste fabric use… Cloth recycling

From covering the human modesty to shielding the skin from surroundings, clothing is vital necessity and value possession. This very need gave birth to the industrial revolution and its ever increasing horizon to produce merchandises and alike. Today, clothing or textile industry tops the list for creating distinct production expertise, trade beyond borders and employment opportunities.

But the glory and eminence of these fabric making or ensemble production has a flip side too. In the process of creating endless strays of threads and swatches, this mass production leaves or exudes waste leaving our soil tarnished and bruised.

Thanks to a code of conduct called “responsible business” or nature conservancy, enters the much needed phenomenon… recycling. Recreation with similar resources by making it impactful and environmentally viable is an uplifting solution.  Clothes being put up to “round two” use is a need of today and is seen as welcoming idea by many fabric associates and clothing giants.

The recycling need

So what triggers this need of re-layering the used ensembles? Well, cloth making in the process of creating glorious and infectious looking fabrics and cuts gives away something inglorious too. The waste generated in the process of cloth manufacturing finds a space in landfills or in burying grounds. What’s more? The mass production of these sold or unsold clothes piles up like a burdened mountain.

The use of fibre plays a pivotal role in decomposition process of these discarded clothing’s. Natural fibre made clothing does take a lot of time to decompose but ultimately meets the earth. But similar can’t be said about synthetic and mixes, which doesn’t bend to the nature.

Taking earth and soil for granted is a known negligence. Hurting it will lead to boomerang effect. We will be left with no space to decompose or even produce the same. This obvious fear has generated an alarming thought and solution with using  recycled fabrics  amongst the cloth giants. Taking the similar inspiration and awareness, small production houses and new entrants are following the same suit too.

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Recycled fabrics

Recycled fabrics

Each snippet counts

Leftovers or neglected discards of the post production process are not getting labelled as scarp pile anymore. Each thread and loose ends oozing out as a by product of fabrics and alike is a potential component of fabric  recycling.  And yes, from factory to buyer or post consumer usage items or clothing too are taking a dive into the churning recycling machines.

The ingenious practice

Collecting the “second hands” to make them “useful again” via sorting, shredding, cleaning is indeed a painstaking effort but totally worth it. The new “avatar” of used one, freshly coated with organic dye or appliquéd is surely a marvel of man and machinery.

What lies ahead?

Cloth recycling is not nascent any more. Corporate responsibilities, web awareness or even a pamphlet circulated by a thrift shop acknowledging the obvious usage of “shredded particles” is ever growing. “Zero wastage” of textiles is a good deal if we wish to share a happy space with nature.

Responsible threads, Responsible clothing

Contributing the tiniest way possible to nature doesn’t get unnoticed. Vritti Designs recognises this offering by creating one of kind organic textiles by taking earth as its inspiration. The “green framework” to create a piece of clothing or household items is a wholesome effort by our handpicked artisans and threads.

Hemp, bamboo, jute are not just exotic sounding plants anymore. The input of the same to create “responsible clothing” works wonders. Giving a character to these textiles via natural dye is a pleasure process. From sorting the threads on a spinning wheel to putting a handmade label on our designs, Vritti breathes earth.

Paint the closet green with Vritti

The sheer goodness or truthful nature of “organic clothing” always wins over the non airy and densely woven man made synthetics. Owning a piece of clothing which is closely knitted with nature is an admired thing today. So possessing a corner of your closet with organic textiles is surely ever evolving.

Organic or eco friendly clothing doesn’t have a tenure label. We at Vritti take a humble gratification knowing our textiles take the recycling well and how. And yes, we cherish the “no Textile  waste ” mantra by filling our jute bags with scraps to create “recycled pieces.”

Donations of old garments is welcomed and appreciated at Vritti and even the “unwanted by-products” of fabrics and other textile leftovers.  As we know, each used thread and crumbled swatch can be made into eco friendly wear.

Pilling up unused and discarded textiles on landfills is not a pretty sight. “Playing responsibly” via “recycling” is a way to be. Visit https://vrittidesigns.com/and get closer to earth than ever.

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