HAND KNITTING KALA COTTON
Our beautiful hand knits are produced in collaboration with the women of Peoli in Almora, located in the Himalayan Mountains in northern India.
The cotton is sourced directly from the fields in Gujarat where indigenous Kala cotton is spun into soft supple yarn using a hand-held spindle or a Bageshwari Charkha, a foot-operated spinning wheel of indigenous make, and then knitted and stitched entirely by hand.
Each of the Peoli products is dyed using natural colours, dyes or colourants derived from natural sources. Natural dyes produce living colour – a unique hue each time, a colour that matures and ages, pays a tribute to the Sun, Water, Soil and Wind and celebrates the story of the source from which it has been cultivated.
The synergy of various activities at Peoli is a conscious effort toward the conservation of natural resources and leaving a light carbon footprint in the process. Harvested rainwater heated with solar energy is used for natural dyeing. Hand-done processes like hand stitching, hand spinning, etc. are used wherever possible to utilize the unlimited human energy and reduce our dependence upon machines and non-renewable sources of energy. Earth-friendly chemicals and materials are used for the processing of textile materials.
Sadly, the wonderful women artisans in Almora have been hit with a second wave of COVID-19. With meagre savings and limited information and access to healthcare, it breaks our heart to see women artisans of the region struggle now to bring in money and put food onto their families' plates.
To help play our part, we will be donating 10% of all knit sales back to the wonderful Peoli women, to provide them with necessary medical supplies and reduce wage loss incurred during this time.
We thank you for your support in advance,
Cloth & Co. xx
"Handcrafted from their origin, Peoli’s products are a celebration of the essence of ‘the Handmade’, of the agile fingertips measuring each length of yarn, of the lyrical narratives of the counted woven picks and knitted stitches and of the sensory experience of the granular earthy materials."
CLOTH & CO X PEOLI
Cloth & Co. have partnered with the Peoli women who do hand knits based in Almora located at the southern edge of the Kumaon Hills of the Himalayan Range in Uttarakhand, North India. We have developed this partnership as our guiding principles are so aligned with Peoli’s which are based on a conscious effort towards conservation of natural resources and leaving a light carbon footprint in the process.
Made in partnership with the Peoli Women.