Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Craftmark certification

We have been duly certified by AIACA (All India Artisans and Craftworkers Association) for Hand-block printing and Natural Dyeing .

Friday, March 4, 2011

Studio CHAUBUNDI featured in "THREADS & VOICES Behind the Indian Textile Tradition"

Studio CHAUBUNDI was featured in an article in this beautiful art book by Marg Publications edited by Laila Tyabji highlighting Indian textile traditions. A comprehensive article about Studio CHAUBUNDI was written by Meeta and Sunny associated with PEOPLE TREE, Delhi. Over 17 pages describing the work and multi-step processes of block, dabu-printing and natural dyeing - typical of the Chippas of Jaipur district of Rajasthan. Studio CHAUBUNDI's along with the Nama family history , and many photos from their studio are included. A few pages from the book are shown here below:

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Contemporary women's wear from our fabrics by Brasstacks, Chennai

Brasstacks is run by Anaka Narayan in Chennai.
Brass Tacks, from the expression getting down to brass tacks, is a company that focusses on the most important aspects of a garment: fabric, fit, and tailoring quality. Our goal is to create stylish and comfortable clothes with clean, simple lines that allow the personality of the wearer to come through. Our team is small and committed, and we take effort to ensure that our quality standards never drop. As an effort to find new markets for traditional textile crafts and hand woven fabric, the design team at Brass Tacks works to re-articulate these fabrics in the form of contemporary styles with an urban context.

Chaubundi's dabu fabrics are transformed into contemporary womenwear by Brasstacks.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Our partners in growth and innovation

We at Chaubundi have enduring long term partnerships with a large variety of designers , stores both all over India and abroad. Our oldest partners are the alternative design store People Tree from New Delhi, India ( they have a whole feature on Chaubundi and Raghunath Nama and family on their website ) and their partners Bindaas Collective( who have been working and co-creating with us since 1994.

We have more than a hundred stores and designers whom we work with like
Utsav , La affaire, Heritage (Delhi), Indira Broker and Either Or ( ) Pune,
lifestyle chain stores like Fab India , cooperatives like Urmul Trust Rajasthan, NGO's like Dastkar and various Craft Councils . We also work with state and central government organisations like Rajasthali and CCIE.

Besides working with natural hand printing and natural dyes,Chaubundi has deep experience in using azo-free direct and vat dyes. We create combinations of natural dyes and synthetic dyes along with mud-resist, tie-die , to generate a wide palette of colour combinations. If any fabric can be hand printed upon or natural dyed Chaubundi has done it. Chaubundi believes in small customised orders and has experience in creating a special look for the specific designer or store.
Besides natural hand block printing, we also can do pigment printing and screen printing.
Our speciality is that in one place you can do whatever you want- from pure natural dyeing and developing, standard Bagru alizerene developing and German indigo dyeing to pigment printing and screen printing. Or use any combination of processes.