Mehera Shaw adheres to environmentally positive production practices; we use only natural fibers, cotton, wool, and silk. All of our dyes are AZO free; many of them are completely vegetable based (with no heavy-metal mordants). We also use GOTS certified organic cotton whenever possible. To date, when organic cotton is not available, we use cloth that has not been processed after looming, thus by-passing the addition of chemical additives that are normally present in commercially loomed cotton. Many of our garments are made of “khadi”, which is to say cotton, wool, or silk that has been spun and loomed by hand without the use of electricity. The khadi industry was founded by Mahatma Gandhi with the emphasis on giving Indian villagers a path to self-sufficiency. Mehera Shaw is, and will continue to be, an enthusiastic and appreciative, supporter of the khadi movement.
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