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Collection – The Eri Summer

Function and: Fabric. As eri silk is one of our two raw materials we spent a lot of time discovering its strengths and own qualities, its drape and characteristics. This is how this collection came into being. We wanted to create a selection of garments which are easy to wear for multiple occasions and always carry this "feel good" factor which eri silk gives. Classic shapes and interesting details led us. By incorporating natural dyes from Assam, where our fabric is spun and woven by hand, we brought this regional element in the fabric and also, were inspired by the region for special pieces of the collection. Top Pohar, the short version, can also be worn as a sari blouse and skirt Uday takes its folds from the local mekhla, the skirt used by the ladies in Assam. So the result is a collection of two worlds, which are equally part of KAL, to be worn in these two worlds, always comfortable.

Fashion Films

We are KAL is a slow textile brand by a community of makers. The word kal is Hindi for both ‘yesterday’ and ‘tomorrow’. It represents our deep interest in traditional Indian culture and our approach to reinterpreting textile craft of the past to create a sustainable tomorrow. We work in two regions in India where the loss of the value of their craft is leading towards a loss of skill: Ladakh and Assam. What characterizes our work is the deep involvement and transparency in every step of the value chain of the product. From handpicking wool from nomadic community of Kharnak on 5000 meters high, to closely collaborating with the spinners, knitters and weavers to improve quality and create new designs. At We are KAL we highly value the uniqueness and timelessness of hand-made textiles and encourage the longevity of its culture. We focus on sustainable and high quality materials, our collection is characterized as minimal and effortlessly elegant.