How We Create
Everytime you wear an Ek Katha, you should know that numerous humans have crafted it for you. The cotton grower, the silk reeler, the spinners, the dyers, the weavers, the tailors and many more who carefully iron, finish and pack it up for you. For EK Katha it has always been imperative to know who is engaged in the making of our products and how they are made. We are fascinated by the sheer dexterity, artisan’s integrity, their unwavering devotion towards their craft and the pride that they feel in being the practitioners of their craft. We are directly engaged with the artisans and craft clusters for the development of the cloth. Let us take you through the journey of our creative process.
The cloth is the most important component to creating a beautiful garment. It is the cloth which determines the drape, fall, feel, comfort and style. All the fabrics that we use are handwoven : be it the Chanderi tissue or cotton silk fabric made by the weavers of Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh, the soft buttery khadi silks and cottons made by the weavers in West Bengals, Phulia district, the handwoven Kota Doria in cotton silk from Rajasthan or the Kala Cotton woven grown and woven in Gujarat.
Batik prints have been an integral part of our design imagery, this wax resist block printing technique is what gives our clothes its unique pattern, texture and colour. Very few practitioners of this craft are remaining and we are committed towards this craft, its revival and preservation process.
A very crucial part of Batik block printing is its block making- master block maker Salle Mohamad was a craftsman like no other. He could turn the piece of wood into the most intricate pattern, seamless and accurate. The precision of the block determines the precision of the pattern on the fabric.