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Fair Trade Kaftans

Lajita Fair Trade Kaftans

Kaftans are back in style and we have added a new range of these versatile garments in our Spring 2020 collection! Our fair trade kaftans feature hand block-printing and hand embroidery, and come in a variety of styles, prints, and colors. Kaftans can be worn as a day dress, lounge wear, beach cover up or nightgown, and are just the right length to be worn with or without leggings. Featuring a side slit and a cut that is comfortable and flattering for women of many shapes and sizes, our kaftans are an elegant style based on the classic kaftans of India.

Watch How The Fabric Is Made

Artisan Made & Fair Trade

Our Lajita Kaftan is hand block-printed on soft 100% cotton material by artisans in Rajasthan, India. The wooden blocks are first hand-carved and the design is then hand-stamped using a different block for each color in the pattern. The seamless printing shows the fine skill of the block-printers, and it is a craft that has been passed down from generation to generation. Each region of India has a different style of block-printing, and each family has their own collection of wooden blocks.


Our new embroidered kaftans  are hand embroidered by women artisans in Uttar Pradesh, India. The embroidery motifs are first block-printed onto the garment and then the women do the embroidery in their homes, which allows them to do the work on their own schedule between other household work. Sevya is Fair Trade Certified through the Fair Trade Federation, and is committed to paying workers a living wage. Buying Fair Trade helps support better livelihoods for garment workers around the world, 80% of which are women. 

Lajita Fair Trade Caftans

Block Printed

Casual & Fun

Parama Embroidered Cotton Caftans


Elegant & Free Size

Paravi Fair Trade Kaftans


Sustainable & Lightweight

From Beach Wear to Maternity Wear

Kaftans are great for traveling because they are multifunctional and can be worn at the beach or out to dinner. Kaftans cover a larger portion of the skin while being light and airy to help stay cool and protected on hot sunny days. Styles which open in the front are great for expecting mothers who need clothing which can be worn throughout pregnancy. Most of our kaftans are available in 1-2 sizes for easy fitting and comfort, and our free size kaftans will fit sizes Small through XXL.