Dharan is a family business in Jaipur, India that is carrying on a longstanding tradition of block printing to produce beautiful clothing.
Rachna, her mother and husband, are committed to running a sustainable, ecologically responsible workshop. They work with other local textile businesses to recycle the water required for production. They use natural dyes and follow the traditional process of block printing. Blocks are carved from wood with intricate designs. Artisans then dip the blocks in dye and carefully place them on the fabric. Multiple colors mean multiple layers of printing. The sound of the steady repetitive printing is mesmerizing!