Pink City Prints works closely with artisans in India creating beautiful, hand-made accessories which celebrate joy, imagination, the beauty of craft and sustainable fashion. We work with a women's co-op who train vulnerable women in weaving and provide them with a job and their children schooling.
Block-printing is an ancient craft unique to the Chhipa caste in the Pink City, Jaipur. A design is drawn directly onto a slab of wood and the pattern is then etched using a metal cutter. The wood block is dipped in the ink and then applied to the fabric and repeated. Each stroke requires extreme precision and a practised eye to achieve uniformity.
The indigo fabrics are made a family on a beautiful farm on the outskirts of the Pink City. The fabric is dipped in a vat of natural indigo made of plants and water, dried in the sun, washed and repeated until the fabric is the perfect tone. The jewellery is made using semi precious stones, silver and gold plated by Kapil and his brother in Jaipur's jewellery bazar.