in memory

Memorial Day 2021: Fundraising In Memory Of Jagdish Chippa

This Memorial Day, we’re raising funds for the family of Jagdish Chhipa, one of our artisans who died from COVID-19. Jagdish tested positive for COVID just one day after receiving his first vaccination. He died ten days later inside a taxi, in the arms of his son–after five hospitals turned him away.

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Mother Nature: The Biggest Influence Over A Block Print

You may not have realized that nature can influence the making of a block print–but it does! In response to Mother Nature, we mindfully consider the weather and their effects on the woodblock printing process. The seasons determine when we create our linens, which are hand block printed at our artisans’ studio in the desert state of Rajasthan, India.

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blue batik curtains

Batik Indigo Curtain – The “Double Dabu” Process

Today, we’re taking a quick look at one of our popular blue block printed fabrics called Starry Nights.  Each piece is created using a form of batik called “double dabu” printing.  Rather than using wax resist, dabu is created using a finely sieved mud paste, which is applied to fabric using a printer’s block.

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Artisans, monsoons, & good news: a COVID update

Dear friend of Saffron Marigold, We are extremely grateful that we can continue operate our fair trade boutique and serve our customers during this global pandemic–we know that many brick-and-mortar retail stores haven’t been so lucky. Our hearts go out to these business owners.

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