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“I like the smell of earth, the touch of waves, the taste of berries, the sight of trees, the sound of laughter and the feeling of being fully alive.” – The Pot Plant X Shohel Khatri
You know those Sunday mornings when you just want to lounge around and do not much? Perhaps grab a coffee with friends ? When it’s all about comfort and the lightness of being… For me, ‘The Pot Plant ‘is a brand that brings that feeling to life. Fuss free – comfort driven designs created using natural fabrics & sustainable manufacturing processes, they are my “goto” for easywear chic clothing. I love that they’ve adopted a zero waste manufacturing process by repurposing and up cycling all their fabric scrap – simply like creating art from waste…
Neat and clean silhouettes, au natural fabrics are that are like second skin – perfect for sweltering Mumbai weather. Repurposing with an aim to reduce our carbon foot prints one outfit at a time, they aim to make eco fashion more mainstream. What really differentiates their work from the that of others is that they focus on androgynous styles with an all inclusive approach to fashion.
Boss Babes, Sanya Suri and Resham Karmchandani, friends that bonded over a passion for sustainability and comfort in fashion founded “The Pot Plant”. They wanted to create designs which they would wear and enjoy. Growing up, Sanya was influenced by her mother’s passionate work in fashion and design. Her early exposure to this made a career in fashion a natural choice for her.
Resham, grew up in a small town where custom made garments were not a luxury but the norm. She brings this belief to The Pot Plant ensuring each garment is well fitted and made with love. Her journey into the field of fashion began when her father through his work and travels introduced her to exquisite textiles from various states. Something I can relate to, my mother’s love for wearing and collecting sarees and garments unique to every Indian state and it’s craft introduced me to the various fabrics and prints and is why I appreciate Indian textile and handmade garments more.
As part of the Paramparik Karigar show at the LFW’s Sustainable Day, The Pot Plant is working with Shovel Khatri to make the traditional craft of Bandhani more wearable keeping their gender fluid aesthetics in mind.
Shohel Khatri, is a master craftsman from Bhuj, whom I’ve met personally and whose work enamoured me so much that I just had to buy myself a beautiful ‘Dupatta’, an exemplary example of his innovative style where he has created an amalgamation of Ajarakh and Bandhani styles in the dupatta (will share images soon and style it for Diwali). The Pot Plant has tried to explore the contemporary patterns in Bandhani besides the traditional designs by using fabrics that have a distinctive negative positive patterns (a signature Shohel Khatri style) for a never seen before look.
Shohel is so passionate about his work, knowledge of which has been passed down in his family for over four generations. He can go one and on for hours and even a lay person like me walks away from the meeting feeling empowered with new knowledge and appreciation for the craft of ‘bandhini’. He learnt about this craft from his mother and has been working on bringing new techniques and styles to make this traditional crafts more relevant for our generation.
Sanya and Resham have worked passionately on this collaboration that’s an amalgamation of the intricate craft of ‘Bandhini’ with clever cuts. A fluid collection of pure silk and cotton, with a hint of crispness awaits us on 17.08.17 and I can’t wait to be a part of the show !
Have you followed us on Instagram yet? If not do so before the 17th of August 2017 to get an insight into the wonderful collection that will be revealed at Lakme Fashion Week – Sustainable Fashion Day.
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