Ele Dungarees from the Baby Nila collection is made of pure cotton linen handwoven on looms in West Bengal. The gentle blue hue of the textile comes from the weft, dyed with natural indigo by master dyers in Sawantwadi, Marashtra.
The dungarees carry a playful, hand-embroidered design of an elephant – an Indian symbol for blessings and good luck.
The embroidery has been done by artisans from the Sodha community in Kutch, using designs developed in the Nila studio. Nila works with the Kutch-based non-profit organisation Shrujan, to reach out to the artisans, particularly the women embroiderers, who traditionally do not leave their home and hence struggle to find meaningful opportunities for economic empowerment. But by taking the work to them, this hurdle is overcome and the women are able to use their expert skills to create economic opportunities for themselves.
The Ele dungarees have been designed with an easy knot fastening on the front, safe and perfect for quick change. The loose fit makes for versatile sizes, ideal for a growing baby. The light, handwoven cotton linen and natural indigo sit wonderfully against sensitive skin.
Composition and care: Handwoven Cotton Linen
Hand wash gently with cold water and line dry in the shade. Natural indigo is a millennia-old plant dye. The alchemy of earth, water, air, and indigo leaves creates an unpredictable beauty that may alter gradually over time.
Domestic: Delivery in 2-3 weeks.
International: Delivery in 3-4 weeks.
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