Hand Spun Eri Silk Hand-Woven with Linen
Made in Assam, India.
This fabric is produced by 7 Weaves Social in partnership with Artisans of Fashion in the village communities within the Loharghat Forest Range outside Guwahati, the capital of Assam.
Eri is reared by locals from silkworms which feed on castor plants. The silk is then hand-spun and then woven by hand on traditional looms set up in a purpose-built weaving centre within the village.
The forest region is under threat with local governments and industry looking to move the traditional tribal communities out of their natural habitat where they have lived for over 200 years, with younger generations also migrating to city centres. Local grassroots initiatives work to strengthen these communities and create economic independence utilising their traditional skill sets.
Made in Victoria, Australia.
Our tees are crafted from GOTS (Global Organic Textiles Standard) certified organic cotton by MTK Australia which is created using methods and materials that have low impact on the environment. The Victorian knitting mill has been servicing the local and international fashion industry since its establishment in 1929, also manufacturing high-end luxury knits for cut and sew, working with labels including Dries Van Noten and Balenciaga, amongst others.