Arc & Bow's latest collection Henri is here and we are in love!
We would like to express our gratitude to our team in Jaipur for their efforts and patience during the production of this collection, as always we admire the care and hard work that goes into each garment. Especially when the weather in India effects the printing process!
We spoke to Shari, the founder and director of the factory about a few of the methods used on this collection.
What were some of the difficulties/challenges/triump
hs of manufacturing 'Henri' this season?
We had a lot of unexpected and strange weather while printing which caused delays. We had several sudden thunder storms and dust storms which forced us to stop and start several times so it was very hard to maintain consistency in the printing.
Can you tell us more about the print method? Is the print method GOTS certified?
Our screen printing is unfortunately not GOTS certified. We use GOTS certified fabrics in every collection, and AZO free, low impact dyes. We are however, running a crowd funding campaign which launched on Indiegogo on 24th April, Fashion Revolution Day to raise money for a new water filtration system for our block printing facility near Jaipur, India. If successful, this will allow us to get GOTS certified for our block printed fabrics which we're very hopeful will happen as it will be a tremendous support for our artisan block printing program.
Who printed this collection? And what part of India did the fabric come from? Can you tell us more about the suppliers?
Our artisan screen printers, near Jaipur, India. The fabric comes from South India in Tamil Nadu. The fabric supplier is a certified GOTS supplier who works with cooperatives who grow organic cotton.
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