What is The ANJELMS Project's commitment to Fairtrade?
The ANJELMS PROJECT is a member of FTAANZ Fairtrade Australia New Zealand association. We are a member of the WA Fairtrade Collective. We pledge to adhere with the 10 Fair-trade principles in all levels of its manufacturing, production, marketing and retail practices as well as expecting all our partners to do the same. The ANJELMS Project strives to spread awareness of the value of fair-trade practice in our community by taking part in multiple events in Western Australia. Since 2014, we have been involved in the running of Fairly Fashionable, a fashion design challenge aimed at linking local creatives with fair-trade producer groups by asking them to design a garment in a fortnight from a lucky dip bag of fabric donated by producers and fair-trade retailers in Australia, culminating in an ethical fashion show judged by an expert panel.
What are our care instructions?
All our garments are made from traditional handlooms, which need to be treated with care. We recommend hand washing all our garments in cold water with a gentle soap. Natural dyes are colour sensitive and might fade slightly over time. If you purchase a top and matching pant, we recommend you wash them together to keep them at the same shade.
What is mud resist?
"Dabu" (दाबू) - a mud resist process. Dabu(दाबू) Printing starts with the preparation of mud pest, black soil (काली मिट्टी), calcium (चूना), wheat chaff (बीधन), and gum (गोंद), which are the main ingredients to make the mud resist pest. The mud resist is applied onto the fabrics using wood blocks. To quickly dry the paste, saw dust is applied to places where the mud resist is printed. The sawdust also acts as a binder, which prevents colour penetration while dyeing. Dyeing the fabric in Indigo follows the application of mud resist onto the fabric.
How to check whether Handloom or Powerloom (Man versus machine) power the handloom?