The Neem Jacket from the Baby Nila collection is made of pure handwoven cotton chambray, with a weft dyed in natural indigo to give the textile a gentle, dove grey tone. The jacket gets its name from the Neem leaf motif that has been hand-embroidered with indigo thread and peeks out of one of the pockets, like a fresh sapling after the rains.
The embroidery is 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 Neem jacket, with its symbol of the healing leaf and soft, breathable cotton chambray imbued with the goodness of natural indigo, is a wonderful gesture of soothing care. It has been designed with a Madarin collar with an overlap fastening and a clean, box cut that allows easy movement for an active, growing child.
Composition and care
Cotton Linen Chambray
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 fade slightly over time.
Domestic: Delivery in 2-3 weeks.
International: Delivery in 3-4 weeks.
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