Every piece is individually designed and painted by Arati Devasher at her studio in north London. It begins its life as pure white china silk. Arati brushes on eco-friendly hot soy wax and dyes in multiple layers on painted silk pieces. Her hand-dyed collections are made by brushing dye on to the precisely folded and clamped pieces of silk that create the geometric patterns of traditional Japanese tie-dye (shibori). You can follow Arati and learn more about her process on instagram @adevasher.
The silk is currently sourced via British and EU suppliers from China (which is still the best producer of top quality silk). The fiber-reactive dyes used are made by a family-owned and operated company in the USA and conform to ASTM 4236 labelling standards for non-toxic materials. The hot soy wax used in the batik-style technique is an eco-friendly, sustainable resource. Packaging materials are all sourced from British manufacturers and made from recycled card and paper from sustainable forests. All paper used in the making process is recycled; tools, office supplies and materials are responsibly sourced, and electricity and water use is kept to a minimum.