Dotoku Cami Top
From the zen Buddhist meaning of ‘being able to speak’ – expressions of one’s truth through not only words but actions.
The dotoku cami crafted from an intricate heavy weave with various coloured organic yarns, this top is an alternative basic with large shoulder straps box shape bodice and oversize hem creating more drape and weight for the garment.
Woven by a women’s charity in central India an organisation dedicated to female empowerment, poverty alleviation, and sustainable production. Women weave work towards overcoming vulnerability of females in rural areas, making handloom a life-improving activity as dignified work and income for women, providing them the tools to express themselves.
Due to the handmade quality of hand woven & dyed pieces they will all slightly vary. We our proud of our slow made limited range and believe that each piece is special and unique, the irregularities are there to remind us of the handmade luxury.
Wash less and lighter for the longevity of the garment and the planet.
Hand wash separately for the first two washes. Wash with similar items using mild detergent on a low heat, dry away from direct sun light and heat.
Turn inside out whilst washing and ironing. Iron with steam at low temperatures.
AK Threads aligns traditional artisanal practices with modern designs to create distinctive foundation garments. Their name comes from the Sanskrit word, Antakarana, meaning ‘for conscious living’. The brand was established whilst the creative director Gracie Sutton lived in India, working alongside rural artisans and women’s co-operatives. She saw the direct impact that female empowerment, sustainable wages and production had on local communities and wanted to provide rural artisans with access to the modern market, utilising skills and practices that are intrinsic to local cultures whilst producing clothing with endurance, fluidity and allure. With its emphasis on ecological and sustainable production, AK Threads source all their dyes from plants, botanicals and natural materials that use no chemicals, waste minimal amounts of water, reduce CO2 emissions, and remain biodegradable. AK Threads is committed to using natural dyes such as: indigo, recycled iron, Indian madder, jaggery cane sugar and pomegranate. The textiles AK Threads use are predominantly organic, grown from plants free of hazardous pesticides and synthetic dyes, thereby protecting the environment, the farmers, the workers and your own skin from harmful toxins and chemicals.