Charisma of Tussar Silk

If you own even half a dozen Nehru Jackets, we won’t be surprised at all if a Charismatic Tussar Silk Jacket is one of them. From family functions to weddings, men wear Tussar Silk Jackets with absolute pride. But while these Jackets are easy to come by, not many men know enough about this variety of silk. So if you already own a few or are planning to buy a Tussar Silk Jacket, there’s no time like now to learn all about them.

  1. Desi Tussar silk are also known by the Sanskrit name, Kosa Silk. They are made from silk that is produced from silk worms that breed on wild forest trees, not mulberry trees.
  2. A lot of India’s Tussar silk Jacket production happens in Jharkhand & Bihar. In fact, the silk weaving industry in this region goes back over a century! Hence, Jharkhand Silk Jackets are just as popular.
  3. Tribal women who are trained in the art of Tussar Silk weaving can produce about 10 metres of the silk cloth in around three days.
  4. Though cheaper than mulberry silk, a genuine Tussar silk Jacket will still cost you anywhere between Rs.3000 to Rs.4000.
  5. While Tussar is more textured than mulberry silk, its shorter fibers make it less durable. That said, the porous fabric makes Tussar a comfortable choice even in our warm Indian summers.
  6. Tussar silk Jackets have a natural dull gold colour, which make them a great choice for Indian weddings. We wouldn’t be surprised if you already have a few embroidered Tussar Jackets with nature-inspired motifs in your own wardrobe.
  7. Tussar silk Jackets are delicate and need to be dry cleaned only. Store them in muslin bags to allow the fabric to breathe.
  8. The test of a genuine Tussar Jacket is to burn the edges slightly. If it smells like burnt hair rather than just leaving a solid residue, you know you have an original.

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Herringbone Design

Our resident designer and founder, Arti, has used local fabrics, hand woven by weavers in Jharkhand to create a new collection of Jackets for summer of 2017.

These fabrics possess the classical herringbone design which is one of the most popular cloths used for suits. Herringbone, also called Broken Twill Weave describes a distinctive V-shaped weaving pattern usually found in twill fabric. It is distinguished from a plain chevron by the break at reversal, which makes it resemble a broken zigzag. The pattern is called herringbone because it resembles the skeleton of a herring fish.

Arti has used linen as her base fabric with herringbone design to ensure it can comfortably be worn throughout summer. The Jacket is available in two colors, steel grey and beige and is priced at Rs. 2899/-

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Autumn Winter 2015

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As the countdown begins for the launch of our Autumn Winter 2015 Collection, we bring before you the first teaser on what it is all about. Our AW 2015 Collection is inspired by the fashion of 70s and brings big proportions of the retro and Bohemian feel of this particular fashion era, letting us enjoy our tweeds and flared designs for yet another season. The 70s gave Nehru Jacket the much needed international popularity by getting featured in Bond Movies and when the famous rock band Beatles wore them during their concerts.

These Jackets are made using finest quality woolen fabrics procured from J. Hampstead and cotton velvets in natural shades like Bronze, Graphite, Steal, Copper, Zinc and more and can be comfortably paired with formals and informal clothing’s.

The colors are selected considering the Autumn Winter Pantone 2015 colors shades which displays an umbrella of accord that weaves earthy neutrals with a range of bold color statements and patterns to reflect a landscape of hope, fun, fantasy and all things natural.

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