Our Textiles – Pahartah
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Our Textiles

OUR TEXTILES

Our brand is known for its natural and ethical measures and so are our textiles, which is why all our products are exclusive in its own way.

To practice the method of natural creation we put in all our efforts in crafting with the textiles those are handwoven and made with care, without causing any harm to the environment or any living being.

We believe in care and as a brand, we makes sure that we are against brutality of any kind.

Our motto is: Care for environment, care for human, care for animals

Hence we make sure to pay attention to each and every aspect of our creation, from the design part till the end part, that is the packaging.

The core essence of our brand are the natural dyes used and produced by us, as we believe it is a process of nature to fill our fabrics with colours, containing 0 toxins same as the process practiced, that is chemical free.

COLOURS/DYE
JUGLANS NIGRA/WALNUT

Walnut Hulls, are the outer green coloured covering of the nut, that is used to produced natural dyes. It gives out the dark brown shade, that holds up well against light and air. These hulls along with dyeing are also good in their medicinal properties such as inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant.

Fabrics dyed in walnut hulls contains astringent properties, that reduces bleeding from minor abrasions.

BUTEA MONOSPERMA/FLAME OF THE FOREST

Flame of forest, are the medium sized deciduous plant, that contains bright orange flowers, signifying the fire, hence giving it a name ‘Flame of Forest’. Green, orange and yellow, are the colours extracted from this plant for natural dyeing.

It is not only good for dyeing, but also has good pharmaceutical properties such as, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, wound healing, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and astringent.

KERRIA LACCA/LAC

Lac is a red natural extract from the Laccifer Lacca insect. These insects contain diverse body colours, also leading them to produce colours ranging from crimson to burgundy. Apart from good dye extract, they also possess good medicinal qualities like; anti-biotic, anti-neoplastic and anti-cancer effects.

RUBIA TINCTORUM/MADDER

Madder, is an herbaceous perennial plant, that is also known as ‘Dyer’s Madder’. It is considered, as a miracle of nature, because of the alizarin contents found in its roots. Alizarin is one of the most valuable red-dye pigments ever known. The shades extracted from this dye are crimson, purple, rust and brown.

The medicinal uses of Madder are, anti-acne, anti-inflammatory, wound healing, anti-microbial, anti-ulcer, anti-per oxidative and anti-viral

QUERCUS INFECTORIA/GALLNUT

Gallnut, is an extraction from the galls on the oak tree. Though in today’s world it has become difficult to find oak galls, so the gallnuts are also made from the leaf of Chinese sumac tree, whose extraction produce beige coloured dye. This extract can also be used to sadden other colours, along with a useful effect of also mordanting the tannin.

Gallnut is the earliest and richest source of natural tannin.

SENEGALIA CATECHU/BLACK CATECHU

Black Catechu is a dried aqueous extract prepared from heartwood of Acacia Catechu tree. The colours given out by black catechu are black and shades of brown. It contains good tannin property, that also improves its colour fastness. The fabrics dyed in catechu contains astringent properties, that reduces the bleeding from minor abrasions, and also makes your skin look clean and dry.

GAMBIER/WHITE CATECHU

White catechu is an aqueous extract from the leaves of Uncaria gambir, that belongs to the family of Rubiacae. It contains good tannin property, that also improves its colour fastness. The fabrics dyed in catechu contains astringent properties, that reduces the bleeding from minor abrasions, and also makes your skin look clean and dry.

PUNICA GRANATUM/POMEGRANTE

Pomegranate is a deciduous small tree, with a very effective fruit waste, as the waste produced by it, gives out an ochre yellow dye. It contains good tannin property, that improves its colour fastness as well. They also has anti-microbial property.

EUPATORIUM LANCIFOLIUM/EUPATORIUM

Eupatorium is an herbaceous perennial plant, from the sunflower family. It gives out extract of beautiful shades of green, ranging from, light army green to deep green. It has excellent fastness property.

EUCALYPTUS

Eucalyptus is a fast growing evergreen tree, that is from the myrtaceae family. Dyeing with eucalyptus is also quite popular, due to its natural imprints and because of the dye extraction, that yields beautiful yellow in dye bath. It is also good to use as anti-inflammatory and wound healing product.

TAGETES/MARIGOLD

Marigold is a bright yellow flower yielding plant. These flowers are available in various colours such as, yellow, orange and golden yellow. These flowers further used, helps to produce dye in the shades, of yellow and orange. It also acts as anti-inflammatory along with topical healing and soothes irritated skin.

TERMINALIA CHEBULA/MYROBALAN

Myrobalan is a fruit with high tannin content, and due to its high tannin content, the extract is good for fastening colour into the fabric. It is also used as a natural mordant, to fix natural dyes. The colour produced by Myrobalan dye, is a bright yellow shade. It is imparted with Ayurvedic medicinal properties such as anti-microbial and anti-fungal

ROSA

Rose is one of the most important ornamental plant, that mainly is grown in gardens. Due its rich property of pigmenting red and pink shades, it is most commonly used to yield pink and yellow dye, depending on the process.

Rose is also used for eco-printing on fabrics, and as it contains emollient quality, it good for skin smoothening and softening.

HIBISCUS ROSA-SINESIS

Hibiscus plants are known for their large colourful flowers, that comes in diverse colours. The natural shades of dye, produced by hibiscus can vary with the colour of flowers used for the process. Its printing is as alluring as its colour.

Hibiscus has been used by various cultures, as a remedy to heal several health conditions, that also gives out anti-bacterial properties to a fabric.

INDIGOFERA

Indigo is known as the “king of natural dyes”, as it has been used by our ancestors, since the ancient time till now, to obtain the shades of blue, especially the deep blue colour. The light yellow substance present in the indigo plant leaves, gives the colouring property to it, which is called as indicant.

CURCUMA LONGA/TURMERIC

Turmeric is tropical plant, that is commonly used to give colour in food and also pertains the colouring quality in fibres. It yields bright yellow and orange colour, that at the end of dyeing process, gives various healing quality to the fibre, such as anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and wound healing.

BIANCAEA SAPPAN/SAPPAN WOOD

Sappan Wood is a small tree, that is also known as Brazil wood or “Patang”, which is obtained from the heartwood of trees of the genus Caesalpinia. The name Brazil wood, is derived from the word braza; meaning glowing like fire, due to the bright red colour of its wood, that helps in obtaining red dye.

This wood is high in tannin.

FABRICS
HEMP

Hemp, the cannabis plant comes in the Marijuana family, which is a way towards sustainable living. These plants, that can be used for everything are grown organically for their usage, such as for clothing, nutritious food, paper, building materials and many more. Some of the major key points of hemp are:

 

  • -Comfortable to wear
  • -Durable and Ruggedness
  • -Blends with light materials
  • -The more you wash it, the softer it gets.
  • -Need less land to be grown
  • -Need mild climate and humid atmosphere with 50% less water per scams than cotton
AHIMSA SILK

Ahimsa Silk, which is theorised by Ahimsa way of life, is a silk produced without killing the creatures, that crafted it. This silk, is a step towards appreciation and support of the beautiful soul and nature that created it. As the motto followed to produce this silk is ‘Beauty without Brutality’.

BAMBOO

Bamboo, serves as one of the most sustainable plant of our time, which is grown organically, as it requires no pesticides to mature and biodegrades quickly. Bamboo textile that consists of antibacterial quality, is a tread towards the ethical lifestyle. This textile helps to reduce bacteria that thrive in clothing and serves us with multiple properties such as:

 

  • -Durability even after multiple wash
  • -Blends easily with cotton and hemp
  • -UV Resistant
  • -Naturally hypoallergenic
  • -Highly moisture and water absorbent, with quick drying
  • -Kills odour causing bacteria
KHADI

Khadi, the hand woven and hand spun fabric is known for our nations freedom struggle, that represents the love for our country and the people in it. It is made by using natural fibre, and is woven in such a way that, this fabric will keep the body cool during summer and warm during winter. As it is referred to as the hope of masses, it is also referred to as the hope our environment. Some of the positive aspects of Khadi are:

 

  • -Durable and Comfortable
  • -Does not wear out easily
  • -It becomes more exquisite after every wash
  • -An extensive use of Khadi implies a significant increase in employment
  • -It is a step towards rural community of workers
  • -Eco-friendly
KALA COTTON

Kala Cotton, an organic woven textile, is an interpretation of old craft, into the new market. This is a fabric, that allows us to take a step towards sustainable living, as the production is purely ecological till the end process, no pesticides and synthetic fertilisers are used to produce, it is purely rain fed.

 

  • -Durable, Strong and Stretchable
  • -High tolerance for both disease and pests
  • -Cultivates Easily
  • -Takes dye brilliantly
  • -Sustain farmer and artisanal livelihoods
ORGANIC COTTON

Organic cotton, the name that in itself represents it’s meaning is a cotton, that is produce by all organic measures. Use of this fabric, comes with various benefits of our environment and our people. It is cultivated in a way that’s less harmful for our environment and requires less water and no pesticides or insecticides.

 

  • -No chemical retentions from its garments
  • -Reduces exposure to allergens and dermatological issues
  • -Uses lower carbon
  • -Use of organic cotton, benefits the farmer as they are exposed to less threat
NETTLE

Nettle, the luxurious and sustainable fabric, is completely opposite to the plant it is formed from. This lustrous textile is produced by hand, which leads to no chemical usage, no energy, no machinery and no pollution. This process leads the makers and the users to form a more sustainable environment.

 

  • -Keeps body warm during winter and cool during summer
  • -Easy to produce
  • -Durable and Strong
  • -Stronger when wet
  • -Quickly renewable resource
OUR WORKING ENVIRONMENT

There are people behind the clothes we wear and we desire for, who more often are placed in a bad working conditions. That’s why, here in Pahartah, we deliver our labours with best working environment, to help them achieve their dreams along with ours. The labours working in our company, are provided with different amenities, so that they are not exposed to any health hazards during the process. Further looked upon, they are given an authority, with the benefit of requesting for their needs when needed. They are prioritised first before any other needs.

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