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THIS DRESS HIDES A STORY

A story woven into the rustle of its folds and whispers of its seams. Look and listen closely.

Maybe you see a cotton field baking in the sun. Or a weaver in a little hut pedalling a loom.

The Revival Project is born out of a desire to never let these stories die.

We have dedicated ourselves to reinterpreting traditional Indian handwoven cotton and silk fabrics into contemporary and exciting designs

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THE REVIVAL PROJECT by Preeti Raja

My childhood was spent as a tomboy learning to be a lady in the westernised environs of army cantonments in northern India.

But summers were different.

Summers were about visiting grandparents, in a green fertile village overlooking the Nilgiri mountains in the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu. The memories of those summers are still vivid; granny’s whitewashed house, dung plated verandah and tiled roof, wearing simple cotton pavadas (long skirts), making cold pressed coconut oil at home, delivering granpa’s five storied lunchbox in a nylon home woven psychedelic basket at the farm, threading jasmine flowers every evening, granny doing yoga as well as a thousand chores around the house, all elegantly draped in her workday saree.

By fashioning these traditional, old world, handwoven fabrics – that survived rough use and were comfortably airy in the hottest summer – into dresses that I could use every day with the same comfort, elegance and ease, I hope to connect us to a different era and bring some of that simplicity back into our lives.