Bengal Muslin & Handwoven Linen: We Love This Homegrown Fashion Brand
Named after the Bengali term for ‘mustard’, Shorshe is a clothing brand which deals with breathable, comfortable textiles, hand-woven by some of the finest craftsmen of Bengal.
What Makes Them Awesome
With soft, breathable fabrics, carefully woven, embroidered and stitched by hand by the craftsmen and weavers of West Bengal, Shorshe creates unique, sustainable garments. They use light textiles such as organic cotton, tussar silk, khadi, handwoven linen, jamdani and muslin, letting your body breathe freely—even on the most humid days.
They do boxy shirts, tunics and dresses with beautiful block-printing and handwoven motifs (their Indigo collection is something you should definitely check out). Their new collection, Mahanagar, features a lot of muslin cloth woven into pretty tunics and dresses. We love the fact that they only work with artisans and textiles from Bengal, keeping the traditional art of hand-weaving alive. With an eco-friendly work ethic and beautiful designs, Shorshe has quickly become popular as a brand; as it should.
What Could Be Better
We wish we could order their stuff online. They're available at The Terrace Studio in Vasant Vihar.