Friday, December 7, 2012

Offering an expanded collection of all Natural Fiber Clothing for the Sustainable Lifestyle

At Awaz we continue to offer new products to encourage sustainable living by fostering our existing long term relationships with artisans and developing new ones. Utilizing these good relations and sustainable supply chains allow us to source the highest quality fibers that are mindful of the environment in which they are produced as well as where they end up.

We are excited to announce an expanded offering of natural fiber clothing for both Men and Women featuring Organic Cotton from India, Cotton, Hemp and Wool blends from Nepal, Block Printed Plant Dyes from India and 100% Alpaca Wool from Bolivia.

All our fabrics and garments are woven, printed, embroidered and/or stitched by hand.
Our wide range of casual to dressy styles gives you a great selection, from button up shirts to everyday cotton leggings. We use traditional designs such as wood block printing and hand-woven fabrics adapting them to western tastes and styles for producing the highest quality natural fiber clothing.

Made for your active lifestyle, these pieces take you from running around town to an evening out.  Certified organic and fair trade fashions from a women's co-op in Mumbai, India providing employment and economic independence for over 200 women.
The cotton in our line of organic clothing comes from an organization of 6,000 cotton farmers in Maharashtra, a state that has been plagued by high debts and farmer suicide.

Cotton farmers in India often do not receive a fair enough price to cover production costs. Many farmers have been forced to borrow money at extortionate rates from predatory lenders. Unable to repay debts or support their families, suicide is common. In the Amravati district of Maharashtra, 5,000 farmers commit suicide every year. Your purchase of organic and fair trade clothing grows the organic movement and helps farmers regain their self-dignity.

Light weight handwoven cotton long-sleeve kurta style shirt, perfect for the cultured soul. This traditional Indian and Nepali shirt is our favorite top and features beautiful cotton threads.

Hemp comes in various weights for making our bags, hats, belts, wallets and vests. The heavier Hemp yarns are hand spun and hand woven in the villages providing a steady source of employment and income.  Our hemp yarns originate from natural wild hemp that grows sustainably in western Nepal.  Hemp is the perfect crop for the Himalayas. It requires no cultivation or pesticides, is native, and has long been an economic asset for the rural mountain villages. 

Our wool is a soft, high quality blend with long fibers for strength, warmth and durability.  In some cases we blend two fibers for our knitwear creating a 50/50 hemp/wool blend.
Like these great warm winter hats and socks.

This blend creates soft heathery tones that compliment the brighter tones of all our wool knitwear.

Our products are carefully considered to create unique collections for mindful living.   Now you can enjoy a clothing wardrobe that feels good and you can feel good about.  we stand behind our goods quality, commitment and consistency is truly is a way of life. 

Our commitment to natural fibers and sustainability is in all our products so you can fuel and wear change, everyday.  

1 comment:

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