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  • Chandni Chowk Endi Tussar Silk Curtain, hand embroidered. Hand made in Bangladesh, fair trade curtains.
    Cotton Printed Ranges SALE Accessories Shoulder Bags Washbags Purses Scarves Sarongs Organic Cotton SALE Jewellery Earrings Bracelets Necklaces Anklets Wooden Other Brands Other Brands Greetings Cards Furniture Organic Cotton Soft Furnishings Accessories Fashion SALE Furnishings Accessories Silks Velvets Tops Skirts Trousers Jackets Dresses Cashmere New Products NEW Gifts Cards Gift Vouchers Gift Ideas Greetings Cards Applique Cushion Gold Printed Quilts Endi Embroidered Silk Curtain Bangladesh Collection 95 110 x 230

    Original URL path: http://www.chandnichowk.co.uk/Site_pages_Fair_trade/InteriorsPages_Fair_Trade/Curtains_Pages_Fair_Trade/Endi_silk_Curtain_Hand_embroidery_Fair_trade.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Chandni Chowk scarves and shawls, 100% cotton, hand spun and hand woven khadi, natural dyes. Hand made in Bangladesh, Fair Trade.
    Jewellery Earrings Bracelets Necklaces Anklets Wooden Other Brands Other Brands Greetings Cards Furniture Organic Cotton Soft Furnishings Accessories Fashion SALE Furnishings Accessories Silks Velvets Tops Skirts Trousers Jackets Dresses Cashmere New Products NEW Gifts Cards Gift Vouchers Gift Ideas Greetings Cards Printed Top Dhoti Trouser Dip Dyed Bangladesh Collection 100 Cotton Natural Dyes Hand made in Bangladesh Fair Trade Hand spun Hand woven Fine Check Madder 301Y0063 Dip Dyed Madder

    Original URL path: http://www.chandnichowk.co.uk/Site_pages_Fair_trade/AccessoriesPages_Fair_Trade/Scarves_Pages_Fair_Trade/Scarf_Dip_Dyed_Bangladesh_fair_trade.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Organic cotton skirt, indigo print, ethical fashion.
    Cotton SALE Jewellery Earrings Bracelets Necklaces Anklets Wooden Other Brands Other Brands Greetings Cards Furniture Organic Cotton Soft Furnishings Accessories Fashion SALE Furnishings Accessories Silks Velvets Tops Skirts Trousers Jackets Dresses Cashmere New Products NEW Gifts Cards Gift Vouchers Gift Ideas Greetings Cards Cotton Jacket Indigo Scarf Organic cotton Wrap Skirt 89 100 Cotton light weight voile Hand Block Printed Hand made in India Ethical Fair Trade clothes SIZE GUIDE

    Original URL path: http://www.chandnichowk.co.uk/Site_pages_Fair_trade/FashionPages_Fair_Trade/Organic_Cotton_Pages_Fair_Trade/Wrap_full_skirt_organic_cotton_indigo.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Chandni Chowk hand embroidered, organic cotton, cushion covers, fair trade, made in India.
    Accessories Shoulder Bags Washbags Purses Scarves Sarongs Organic Cotton SALE Jewellery Earrings Bracelets Necklaces Anklets Wooden Other Brands Other Brands Greetings Cards Furniture Organic Cotton Soft Furnishings Accessories Fashion SALE Furnishings Accessories Silks Velvets Tops Skirts Trousers Jackets Dresses Cashmere New Products NEW Gifts Cards Gift Vouchers Gift Ideas Greetings Cards Curtains Cushion Fillers Organic Cotton Embroidered Cushion Covers 45 x 45 cms 19 95 100 Organic Cotton Piping edge

    Original URL path: http://www.chandnichowk.co.uk/Site_pages_Fair_trade/InteriorsPages_Fair_Trade/Cushions_Pages_Fair_Trade/Spot_Hand_Embroidered_Cushions_Organic_Cotton_Fair_Trade.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing books, available on-line from Chandni Chowk.
    New Products NEW Gifts Cards Gift Vouchers Gift Ideas Greetings Cards Anokhi Quilts Anokhi Cushion Anokhi books on hand block printing Print innovation revival Narrates the revival of Indian Hand Block Printing from 1970 ISBN 81 903922 0 4 Ajrakh patterns borders Studying the specific styles and techniques behind Ajrakh printing and dying ISBN 978 81 903922 2 8 Balotra the language of print Styles and significance of design in

    Original URL path: http://www.chandnichowk.co.uk/Site_pages_Fair_trade/MarketPlace_Fair_Trade_products/Anokhi_block_printing_books.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Chandni Chowk information on hand block printing.
    required for a piece of fabric to be completed On average a printer would need to make about 300 impressions to produce one meter of cloth with five colours in the design The end result however is a beautiful and unique piece of fabric carrying a little of the printer s skill creativity and culture Discharge Block Printing This is in effect the opposite to direct block printing Instead of putting colour on to a fabric a paste is used to remove colour from the dyed fabric Oxalic Acid and Citric Acid fruit juice act as a bleach They are mixed with gum to form a paste This is then printed using a block carved into the required design onto an area of fabric which has already been dyed It is left to dry for 48 hours and then washed and boiled The result is a bleached out pattern Discharge can be used on its own or in conjunction with other printing techniques to create some very fine and intricate patterns Mud Resist Block Printing This method uses a waterproof paste as protection to prevent the dye from colouring part of the fabric The picture shows cloth which has had a waterproof mud resist made from clay and acacia tree gum placed onto the areas that are to be left undyed at least by this stage of the process Mud resist requires quite a bold block design because of the gooey consistency of the paste used The fabric has then been dipped into an indigo dye and laid out in the sun to dry Once dry the mud resist will be washed off and the areas it had covered will have been protected from the indigo and so remain mostly un dyed creating one stage of the pattern This may

    Original URL path: http://www.chandnichowk.co.uk/Site_pages_Fair_trade/Product_Info_Pages_Fair_Trade/Hand_block_printing_fair_trade.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Chandni Chowk information on natural dyes including indigo and madder.
    made You will see from these notes that Natural Dyes are affected by many factors including air temperature and humidity and the resulting fabrics vary from one batch of dyeing or printing to the next every piece is unique Blue from the Indigo plant Our Bangladesh collections demonstrate the rich blue achieved from the Indigo plant The leaves are soaked in water for several hours until compounds from them collect in the water The leaves are removed and the water whisked exposing it to the air this forms the indigo residue which is then used for dyeing and printing This is an environmentally friendly process as the plants require little maintenance and are often used to revitalize soil between crops The soaked leaves are also sold on as an organic fertilizer Some blues in the Chandni Chowk collections are made using Nature identical indigo Yellow from Turmeric and Pomegranate Yellow dye can be made by boiling the shells of the pomegranate for 48 hours the liquid is strained and mixed with ground Turmeric in a copper pot The Hindi word for Turmeric is Haldi and is often used as a food spice Turmeric provides a strong dye either with or without the Pomegranate it is often used in conjunction with other dyes such as Indigo to produce a green or with Madder root to achieve a rust orange Green from Turmeric Pomegranate and Indigo Turmeric and Pomegranate are used to create yellow dyes which are often used over the top of an Indigo dyed or printed fabric resulting in an overall green effect The yellow dyes are light sensitive and over time your green fabric will become more and more blue indigo is far more stable with successive washing and wearing as the indigo remains but the yellow dyes begin

    Original URL path: http://www.chandnichowk.co.uk/Site_pages_Fair_trade/Product_Info_Pages_Fair_Trade/Natural_vegetable_dyes_fair_trade.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Chandni Chowk information on hand embroidery work including applique and kantha.
    and working conditions Below are a few examples of people and techniques we work with Crewel Work Kashmir Crewel stitch work is 100 Wool stitched onto a 100 Cotton base fabric using a variety of different embroidery stitches The embroidery is done using a crochet hook called a Aari The technique is at least a thousand years old and is the style used for the Bayeux Tapestry and many Jacobean embroidery works Our Crewel work collection is produced to a very high standard in Kashmir Applique One of our most popular ranges is the Applique collection of cushion covers and curtains The village that we work with is a fair trade co operative which specialises in the ancient and skilled art of Appliqueing stitching shapes of fabric onto a base fabric to form a pattern The top layer of fabric is cut to shape using a hammer and chisel and then pasted into position on the main base fabric using a flour and water paste The edges of the cut fabric are then turned under and stitched into place by hand The village is in a remote tribal area between India and Pakistan it is 5 hours drive from Jhodpur the nearest town and in a restricted area As the village is so remote the local people rarely get new customers so continued work with companies such as Chandni Chowk we have been placing regular orders with them for over 5 years is vital as a regular source of income Kashida Collection Kashida was started about 30 years ago by a small group of four women in Delhi Their main aim was to work with women from difficult social and economic backgrounds particularly women from very conservative families who needed help but who were not allowed by tradition to work

    Original URL path: http://www.chandnichowk.co.uk/Site_pages_Fair_trade/Product_Info_Pages_Fair_Trade/Hand_embroidery_applique_fair_trade.html (2016-02-13)
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