Linen Robe | White
Our model is wearing a size small. She is 180cm / 5' 11in tall, has a 81cm bust, 86cm hips and a 61cm waist.
Our beautiful quality linen is hand-woven in Tamil Nadu by an organisation that was founded as a social enterprise in 2013 to promote the Indian textile heritage and uplift the lives of the weaving community in Chennimalai (South India). Weavers are employed year round, with fair wages for all employees. They work in a weaver's studio which is completely clutter free and well ventilated.
Our garment making is carried out by an organisation called MasterG - a year-long skills training programme founded by Delhi designer Gayatri Jolly. It trains women in advanced skills like pattern making, technical design, design research, fabric cutting and sewing, which is traditionally learnt mostly by men.
While a traditional masterji is synonymous with a male tailor, at Master G women were omni-present in every role. From taking measurements to cutting and stitching clothes, the unit is filled with women of all age groups. The garment industry has predominantly been male-centric. As a result, important jobs like pattern making or fabric cutting are mostly done by men, while women do low-skill jobs such as cutting threads or attaching buttons at the end of the production line.
“At MasterG, women not only learn the skills that will help them grow higher in an organisation, but also lets them start imagining themselves in the position of authority in the industry,” says Gayatri.