Glasgow School of art graduate, Molly Russell lives in Jaipur and works along-side block-printers, indigo dyers, embroiderers and weavers overseeing the whole process from start to finish.
An embroidered dress takes three days to complete. Block-printing is a little quicker but only possible to do during certain times of the year due to the weather.
Only natural fibres including organic cotton, hand-loomed khadi cotton, & silk are used. Each piece has been worked on by hand whether hand-spun, printed or embroidered. The hand-work brings life and a unique quality to the clothing.
Each Workshop has been vetted. The employees are treated with care and respect, working eight hour days with three breaks and earning more than double the minimum wage. Each has an open door policy and Molly can visit whenever she likes. Molly is working with a women’s centre to teach them skills so they can embroider the dresses earning money for themselves.