Welcome to Dasi Studio
We are a slow fashion brand with sustainability at our focus. We produce made-to-order clothing by traditional methods such as blockprint and handloom. We ethically source our labor and materials from artisans of rural India, helping to support cottage industries. We use natural fibres and materials such as cotton, matka silk, raw silk, botanical dyes (azo free dyes), and silver.
What is slow fashion?
Slow fashion means clothing and apparel that are created with intention, usually handmade. The opposite of fast fashion – avoiding mass production, mass waste, and cheap/ harmful materials.
What is made-to-order clothing?
Made-to-order clothing is clothing produced only after someone has purchased/ordered/requested it. This avoids the huge issue of over production and therefore mass waste. This method encourages intentional consumption.
WHAT IS BLOCK PRINTING?
Block printing is an ancient technique, originating from regions in Asia, of printing patterns by means of carved wooden blocks. It is the earliest, simplest, and slowest of all methods of textile printing – the essence of slow fashion. Although a slow process, it is capable of yielding extremely unique results, some of which are impossible by any other method. Still practiced in India today, this incredible craft has been passed down for generations. Our goal is to help preserve it.
What is handloom Weaving?
Another ancient craft that has been practiced in India for many, many years. And, a cottage industry that communities still rely on to this day for their livelihood. Handloom weaving is a slow process of manufacturing clothing and tapestry, completely by hand, without the use of electricity – therefore causing less of a carbon footprint. In India, different regions of the country have specific distinctions of weaves. The yarns are also spun and dyed completely by hand.