the process

At FGL Store we work towards being as sustainable as we can.
We strive to create a long lasting wardrobe.
Our garments are developed with a family business in Jaipur, India.
They work with small-scale production and with a unique technique, dabu printing – where they use clay and wood blocks to print patterns on fabrics.

Patterns are carved out of wooden blocks that are dipped in the mud and then pressed on the fabric.

The printing process:

Each family has its own prescription of clay used for printing and the ingredients are clay mud, limestone, mimosa tree, wheat and grain mud. It is Dafu Devi who works with our fabric in the picture above.
After pressure, sawdust is poured over the pattern so that the pressure does not smuch.

After the printing process, the fabric may dry out in the sun before it gets dipped in color.

We’re working with Indigo – from the flower Indigo.
The fabric is knocked against the stone hills for the clay to let go and for the fabric to be clean. Then it is dried again.
The process ends with the fabric being boiled in a large copper pan in a bath of alum and dried flowers for softness and color strength.
Then it is once again dried in the wind and sun. Minimal environmental impact. It’s incredibly much work and proud little family companies behind this shirt.

And now we are extra happy when wearing our shirts and skirt that’s printed and dyed with the same procedure.

All garments are sewn by hand and are made in small collections with a durable thought behind them, contrary to “fast fashion”.

What they are working with in the pictures above, is what I’m wearing today.
Polka Duster, Polka skirt . Just released in our store.
Polka shirt will be in our shop by Tuesday.

No two textiles are exactly alike. All garments are made at purposely slow pace.
Production time purely depends on our beautiful mother nature.

 

Thanks for chosing FGL clothing. It means a lot to us.

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100 hands at FGL

This is my job. FGL Store. Let me tell you a bit about the process.

How amazing to work with so many talented souls. I’m beyond grateful that these people come into our lives over 3 years ago.

I was browsing around on Instagram, seeing a post I thought was rather beautiful. Wrote a little email asking about a collaboration was possible, told some about our FGL store and how we work.

Few emails later, We received our first garments.
Years later we now workes daily together to get a stunning collection.

Dafu Devi. The mom of printing. She’s been printing for 45 years. Talk about dedication, and perfection.

The print you see on my shirt is exaclty the same as you see on the table, the print is made of clay.

Each family have their own reciepe.

After it’s been dried, the garments next step is colouring. We use mostly indigo flower since our shop is almost 90% blue products ..

Indigo flower, a powerful blue natural colour.

About 100 hands creating our products.
What they breathe, touch and absorb during our production matters . Sustainable fashion is not only about ethical wages and the environment ~ it’s about individual health.
From farmers cutters sewers ~ using natural dyes and working in a traditional way makes a huge difference to many.
Even for you ~ the buyer.
Thanks for choosing FGL clothing.

 

This is a payed update with my own buisness FGL Store.