KNOW YOUR FABRIC: CHANDERI
Chanderi, which hails from a small town in Madhyapradesh, was once used to drape royalty, is described to be as light as woven air, with a buttery hand feel and graceful sheen.
What’s so special about chanderi?
Chanderi is produced by weaving silk into the traditional cotton yarn. The fabric we used is 60 gram fine chanderi, which is prepared with 70% cotton and 30% silk (the combination takes the best properties from both textiles, i.e it's neither dull like cotton nor shiny like silk). Instead, it has beautiful, balanced lustre and a lovely fall, and is perfect for India's tropical climate. We’re big fans of its sheen and sheerness, so it’s no surprise that we’ve worked with this fabric collection after collection. “I love its fall and the way it drapes. It is subtle, and yet very structured," our founder, Prathyusha Jasthi said.
When, and equally important, where are you likely to wear it?
It’s a fabric that is most at home at a summer soirée, and we can see this line at all sorts of beautiful, beachside weddings. But Prathyusha says, “whenever and wherever you feel like it.”
How do you care for the fabric?
Chanderi is special—it’s meant for special occasions and needs special care to keep it lustrous. In order to protect its innate gloss, it’s advisable to dry clean the fabric and not expose it to direct sunlight while drying.