Our Story

After many years of an exciting life in India, Patrick and Natalie, along with with their friend Sendil from Pondicherry gave birth to BLÙ NOMAD.
BLÙ NOMAD designs clothing for women, using hand block printed cottons from the North Of India.

These clothes are handcrafted in small quantities in a small workshop in Pondicherry, South India, wich provides fair work, dignity and opportunities to women in needs. Our mission is to support fair work conditions as well as traditional and ancestral hand crafted methods .

 


 

HAND BLOCK PRINTING

Block printing is done with blocks of teak or sheesham wood. Using a pencil, the printer traces a design onto the smooth underside of the block. Then, he or she carves out the design with a simple hammer and chisel. Once the design is complete, the blocks are then dipped in dye and stamped onto fabric. To create a pattern on an entire swath of fabric, printers must stamp the same block over and over-an arduous, painstaking labor of love! Depending on the number of colors used, printing can involve multiple stages of work. For more intricate and multicolored patterns, the printer must use a different stamp for each layer of color. Traditionally, the dyes used for printing are obtained from natural sources like pomegranate, madder, indigo, and turmeric. The rich, glowing colors that are typical of Rajasthani block printing often have religious or seasonal significance. For example, indigo represents Lord Krishna, yellow is for spring, red is for love, and saffron is the sacred color of Hinduism. Some imperfections may occur and this is the beauty of hand made printing.

 

HOW TO LOVE AND RESPECT YOUR BLU NOMAD CREATION

 

All our fabrics are hand blocke printed and hand dyed with vegetble dyes: some variations of colors and light stains may occur and this is what makes your garment so beautiful and special - We invite you to wash your BLÙ NOMAD creation in the washing machine with a lot of love, cold water and gentle soap on a quick wash cycle. - Do not use any chemical stainremover - We recommend hand drying instead of machine drying


Thank you for your trust and support

NAMASTE
 

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