While getting a head start on researching my trip to India in December, I happily stumbled upon the most stunning brand Injiri. Inspired by the beauty of the hand-weaving process and the living tradition of crafts in India, textile designer Chinar Farooqui launched her label in 2009 after receiving her masters degree in textile design at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India. Traditionally, Injiri translates into “real India” and historically, it represents Madras, checkered textiles which were exported to West Africa in the 18th century. Working from her studio in Jaipur, Farooqui has developed a network of hand-loom collectives across India who work with organic cottons and natural dyes – sustainability is of upmost importance to the brand, second to textile development. Each season, Farooqui designs each article of clothing and textile side by side with weavers on their wooden hand-looms, a collaborative effort in the storytelling process. I love Injiri’s latest collection of lightweight muslin pieces. My favorites are the finely embroidered and semi-sheer cotton dresses. The details, if you look closely, are just incredible. How I would love to witness this level of handiwork in real life!
Injiri available at Garmentory