Contents: 3 Swaddles- Indigo, Tara and Raidana
Wash care: Machine wash in gentle cycle with similar colours or hand wash. Indigo colour is sensitive to citric content. Dry in shade. Do not bleach. Do not dry-clean. Warm iron swaddle as required.
Material: 100% Organic cotton
Designed and Made in India, our limited edition organic cotton natural dyed swaddles are inspired by original read-aloud poems that speak of the spontaneity of childhood and our cultural values. A gender-neutral gift, it comes packed in a reusable muslin bag with an interactive game tag, ready for gifting. The gift set contains:
1 x indigo swaddle, 1 x tara print swaddle and 1 x raidana swaddle.
The tara swaddle is hand-screen printed with herbal colours in Gujarat while the raidana and zoo print swaddles are hand block printed by traditional Ajrakh printers in a remote village in Kutch in Gujarat. Ajrakh is a technique of resist hand block printed, practised exclusively in only two villages in the region. The subtle variations in colour and printing are part of the making process.
Whitewater Kids works with Organic cotton to make clothes for babies because it is grown without the use of genetically modified seeds, without the use of toxic fertilizers and pesticides. And since it is not readily available in large quantities, we thought of using it judiciously for an ideal purpose – for making baby products. As you know, a baby’s skin is more absorbent than an adult’s.
Also, the colour used by them is either herbal or natural dyes for our earthy palette. Herbal dyes are derived from herbs found in nature such as manjistha or madder, haldi or turmeric and indigo to name a few. The cloth is dyed such that the medicinal properties of each of these plants is retained in the cloth. They include fruit and vegetable wastes like the rind of pomegranate and onion skins. Our natural dye collection showcases the skills of traditional Ajrakh artisans in India. Ajrakh is a resist block printing technique, traditionally known for its geometric patterns and labour intensive double-sided printing.
On the other hand, azo is a chemical compound that is carcinogenic and banned by many countries in the world. For our bright hues, we use azo-free dyes.
These products are designed by the founder and made in various parts of rural and urban India by passionate manufacturers who share our ideals. They work with sustainable and artisanal textile crafts of India. All the cuddles and teethers are embroidered and stuffed by hand by traditional women artisans in tribal Tamil Nadu or in Ahmedabad.
Their production partners either follow fair trade principles laid down by the World Fair Trade Organisation or individually decide their own wages based on the time and the level of expertise required.