Navni posted on 18th March

Cool Cotton Clothes for Hot Summer Days

Delhi summers call for flowy whites and pastels in light cotton. While the market is full of synthetics that more often than not make the heat even more unbearable, we’ve rounded up some places that can always be trusted for quality cotton and the chic-est styles to keep you looking and feeling cool.


When in doubt, Fabindia. One of the most reliable brands in the country, Fabindia has been our go-to place for cotton kurtis, kurtas, and salwars for both men and women. Their recent Fabels {western clothes} have some great formal wear in cotton too.

Where: Click here for a complete list of stores or shop online here.

Follow them on Facebook here.


Anokhi is a contemporary brand that goes back to craftsmen and their traditions. Block prints, vegetable dyes, appliqué, embroidery, patchwork and bead work all come together to create the perfect garment. Their maxi dresses and super-practical everyday blouses and kurtas have earned them a loyal expat clientele.

Where: For a complete list of stores, click here.

Follow them on Facebook here and Instagram here.


Designer Neeru Kumar’s brand, Tulsi encompasses a range of apparel including Indian wear such as saris, kurtaslehengas and chogas, and western wear including cotton palazzos, dresses, tunics and capes. Check out her Indigo collection for the best in cotton summer wear.

Where: 19, Santushti Shopping Complex, Race Course Road; Shop No. 332B, 12, DLF Emporio Mall, Vasant Kunj

Nearest metro station: Race Course, Chattarpur

Or shop online here

Contact: 011 26870339 {Santushti}, 011 46060975 {Emporio}

Follow them on Facebook here.

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Khara Kapas

The name itself translates to ‘pure cotton.’ The emphasis here is on boho skirts, comfortable dresses, flowy pants and relaxed tops. The hues are earthy and natural, so the look remains light and simple.

Where: Shop online here.

Follow them on Facebook here and Instagram here.


The 20-year-old brand founded by Madhavi and Sharad Ganeriwalla creates understated, subtle and classic designs. Think breezy kurtas, tops, jackets, pants and skirts. They mostly deal with neutral colours, sometimes interspersed with bright summery hues.

Where: For a complete list of stores, click here.

Contact: 011 41757701

Visit their website here and follow them on Facebook here.

White Champa

White Champa uses a lot of cottons, linens and muslin in production, but their product is strictly contemporary. White shirts-winning. Every product is hand crafted in their unit in Delhi, so if nothing else, it’s awesome to own a legit home-grown, non-mass produced, one-of a kind product.

Where: 39A, DDA Flats, Shahpur Jat {also available at En Inde-Space 125/126, Meherchand Market, Ogaan, Hauz Khas Village, Ensemble, Emporio and Santushti}

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas

Contact: +91 9873825563

Visit their website here. Follow them on Facebook here.


With Indian textiles, a lot of florals, ikat and block printing, consider them to be Anokhi and Fabindia’s distant cousin. Their line of cotton saris deserves special mention; almost perfect for trend du jour destination weddings. Although most of their sets are pre-matched, they also sell suit fabrics, so you can have them tailored however you see fit.

Where: For a complete list of stores, click here.

Follow them on Facebook here.

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This is definitely designer, couture clothing, at least relatively. Why do we mention Bodice? For their line of cotton T-shirts, tent dresses, shirt dresses, cotton shirts and shift tunics. Forget the fabric, the amount of breathing room you get, you wouldn’t sweat even if you tried.

Where: 2 Hauz Khas Village, 1st Floor

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas/Green Park

Contact: 011 26521070

To view their lookbook, click here. Follow them on Facebook for regular updates here. 


Although it’s predominantly workout gear, who says you can’t rock it in regular life? All the apparel is made from soft, breathable and organic cotton, manufactured right here in India. The cotton they use is ecologically grown, which might not mean anything to you, but for sweat, it’s wonderful.

Where: The Yoga Studio, Hauz Khas Market

Or shop online here.

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas/Green Park

Contact: +91 9999254146

Follow them on Facebook here.

Good Earth

The clothes here are fairly simple and understated; you’ll be glad to know that some of their typical floral prints have been kept alive. Think subtle printed cotton pants, billowy kurtas, dresses, summer jacket and even anarkalis. They even have something for your little ones- cutesy onesies, shirts and kurtis with simple animal prints.

P.S. Good Earth has recently launched a new, more affordable label called Nicobar, which features a lot of wearable, comfy clothing for women.

Where: For a complete list of stores, click here

Or shop online here.

Follow them on Facebook here and Instagram, here.

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Mura Collective

Drape on a cotton sari in contemporary designs which are great for young sari-wearers. They also keep an expansive variety of long and mid-length kurtas, tunics, palazzos, dupattas and stoles.

Where: F7&8, Madanlal Block, Asian Games Village {next to Lawrence Drycleaners}

Nearest Metro Station: INA

Contact:  011 41013084, +91 9873696990, +91 9717670820, +91 9811582826, or email them at or

Follow them on Facebook here.

The Pot Plant

The Pot Plant strives to bring back fuss-free clothing, with impeccably stitched breathable cotton fabrics. We are loving the age-neutral clothes that have billowy fits, made from skin-friendly fabrics. Take your pick from their skirts, shift dresses, tops and maxis.

Where: Shop online here.

Nearest Metro Station: Lajpat Nagar

Contact: +91 7838174883

Price: INR 1,500 onwards

Check out their website here. Follow them on Facebook here. 

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Poochki uses hand-illustrated block prints that are inspired by urban flora and fauna {geckos, wasps, fish}. Their master craftsman, Arshad Kafeel, carves the prints into wooden blocks. Add an element of quirk with their cotton Olive Gecko Gown or the Kutch Shell Frock Dress.

Where: Check them out on Facebook here  or on Instagram here.

Contact:  +91 9582460500, Or email them at {they delivery across India}

The Shop

At The Shop, you will find clothing for men, women, as well as children here—usually on the first floor. From cotton kurtas, palazzo pants, kantha jackets, dresses, and nightgowns, there’s quite a bit you can dig through.

Where: 10 Regal Building, Parliament Street, Connaught Place; 122 & 123, Meherchand Market, Lodhi Road

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk; JLN Stadium

Price: Starting at INR 20 for gift tags and hair pins, INR 180 for kids’ bibs, INR 800 for table linens, and INR 600 for kurtas

Timings: 10am – 8pm {Monday to Saturday} and 11am – 6pm {Sundays}

Contact: 011 23340971; 011 24651210

Follow them on Facebook here.

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A Jaipur import, Cottons has some great finds when it comes to both traditional as well as fusion clothes. From kurtasdupattas, and patialas, to gypsy skirts, embellished pants and kaftans, the brand does glamour, but in a simple, understated way.

Where: For a complete list of stores, click here.

For more details, visit their website here.