Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The first picture of Sutanu's print was rather dark, so here is a better version which he has kindly lightened.

We also use this block for monochromatic prints, which gives a totally different effect. Altogether we have about 15 different variations of this popular design

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Useful comments from Sri & Yash.. Sri, the pictures of process on the site are in response to customer queries, people really want to know the story behind the cloth. Photographs of the fabric don't really do it justice, it needs to be seen and felt, even better, worn

Yash, would like to add a shoutbox, but don't know how...

Thursday, June 18, 2009

A customer who has been buying malkha from Dastkar Andhra Marketing Association writes:

"We have been using and absolutely love the khadi fabric that you make. We would like to purchase more of this fabric - both in the natural as well as in the indigo."

Good to hear..

Monday, June 15, 2009

Handloom weaver households do not have time to make breakfast, since the women are busy with bobbin winding. Little eateries like this one serve dosas and idlis which can be eaten there or taken home. This is our breakfast hotel when we visit Chirala.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

malkha travels

Just back from visit to Wardha, where a malkha unit is running. They’re going to make organic malkha khadi spun on hand-operated charkhas from local cotton and I hope they’ll dye it in the lovely natural colours that Mukesh is producing right next door. They want to call it 'magan malkha' from Magan Sangrahalaya where the unit is housed

Thursday, June 4, 2009

...and don't forget to check out our website: www.malkha.in

hello from malkha

Hello customers and friends of malkha, we’re starting this blog to hear from you, to give you backstage news from the production end, to answer FAQs and keep you updated on forthcoming events.

Malkha is expanding… besides the senior production unit we now have two more in Andhra, so 2500 metres of malkha, plain, or yarn-dyed in natural colours is now coming off the looms each month. Happily our marketing is keeping up with production and our order book is full.