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Kalamkari Red Kimono Robes

The Beauty of Kalamkari

Our collaborative journey with the talented artisans who make our Kalamkari block printed textiles is like stepping through a portal to another era, where our shared passion for this ancient craft intertwines with rich cultural traditions of environmental stewardship and sustainability. Originating from the southern states of India, particularly Andhra Pradesh, Kalamkari’s roots run deep,…

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Two women sitting behind sewing machines, holding up signs that read "I made your clothes."

Let’s Start A Fashion Revolution

The Fashion Revolution is an important movement that is working to create more sustainable, ethical, and safe environments for the people who make our clothes. It was founded by Carry Somers and Orsola de Castro in the wake of the Rana Plaza disaster in 2013. The 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse (also referred to as…

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Women Embroidery Artisans In India

The Impact of Buying Fair Trade Products

Sevya’s Cotton Block Print Caftan Dresses Maybe you’ve heard the term fair trade before but aren’t quite sure what it means. Let’s dive into what it means, why it’s important, and how you can support fair trade today! What is Fair Trade? The term “fair trade” traces its roots to 1946 when Edna Ruth Byler,…

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Cotton Kantha Kimono Jacket

Sevya’s Kantha Collection

You may have noticed a new section on our website recently! Our Kantha Collection features gorgeous handmade apparel, scarves, bags, and home linens. Click the link to go shop now, or stick around to learn a bit more about the incredible and sustainable art form of kantha embroidery! So what is Kantha you ask? Kantha…

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Recycled Silk Sari Scarves

Silk Sari Scarves

Sevya’s silk sari scarves are one-of-a-kind pieces that up-cycle silk from Indian women’s’ saris. Saris are traditional outfits that often use a lot of fabric and are made from high quality silk. Some saris have bold and colorful designs, while others are more subtle. Sevya sources high quality used saris which would be otherwise discarded,…

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Parama Embroidered Cotton Caftans

Embroidered Cotton Nightgowns & Tunics

Sevya’s collection of embroidered cotton nightgowns & tunics showcases the fine hand embroidery done by women artisans in Northern India in contemporary designs. Some of our night dresses and tunics also feature hand block printing and we work with artisans throughout India to showcase their traditional skills in our fair trade clothing line.  Our Devaki…

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Kimono Robes

Sevya’s new block printed cotton Kimono Robes are now in stock! These knee-length robes feature traditional Indian block printing and a modern, elegant cut inspired by the Japanese Kimono. These robes are made with soft, lightweight cotton, which makes them perfect for summer. We currently offer two colors and prints in our new Kimono Robes:…

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How Sevya’s Block Printed Apparel is Made

Sevya works with artisan groups across India to produce our block printed tunics and caftans. Each piece of fabric is block printed by hand using hand carved wooden blocks that are passed down from generation to generation in artisan families. The designs include geometric shapes as well as plant and animal patterns.  The blocks must…

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Cotton Face Masks

As we continue to face the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, many of us are wondering how and when to spend time safely with loved ones. There is no doubt that face masks are the most effective tool we have to stop the spread of the coronavirus before a vaccine is available. There is also…

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