Through her company Sudarshan Textiles, Hemangini Singh works closely with skilled artisans in north west India to create collections of handcrafted textiles that blend traditional craft with modern design. The textile collections are made using several traditional techniques in combination, including indigo dyeing, Sanganer hand-block printing, and a mud resist printing process from Bagru, Rajasthan. Silk Ikat ‘patola’ scarves are crafted in Gujarat, while recycled ‘khadi’ cashmere scarves are hand woven in the Kashmir Valley.
Through the year Singh works on researching and innovating with folk textiles, and in this way she hopes to play her part in keeping heritage textile crafts alive for the next generation. Sudarshan Textiles' are equally influenced by the seasons. Summer collections that include fine muslin and light cashmere printed scarves, cotton voile kaftans printed with mud resist prints or shibori in bright blue hues, while the winter collections feature quilted jackets, natural wool, and ikat khadi cashmere scarves.
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