Bengal Border Tunic

$128.00

Cover up in style this season with our navy striped "Bengal Border" beach tunic from Indigo Handloom. The jacquard border of this tunic is based on a vintage sari, yarn-dyed and woven into the fabric. Indigo Handloom was formed to showcase the beautiful fabrics produced by centurie-old weaving practices and to help support the weavers themselves who often struggle to make a living wage. With every tunic sold, a weaver in rural India is able to help support their family. One size fits all, 36" x 36", hand wash cool and line dry or dry-clean.
India

India

Smita Paul discovered the world of handloom while on assignment in India as a freelance journalist. Despite a surging Indian economy, weavers, farmers and other members of the rural poor are faced with worsening economic conditions. Government sponsored subsidies for handloom associations which helped supply raw materials, micro-loans, marketing and design assistance, have virtually disappeared, leaving many artisans without the guidance and financial support they need to pass their talents to the next generation.