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India Dairies IV: The Story of One Dress...

Check out the process of making a single dress freshly from the field ;-) We started from unwrapping the beautiful sari fabric and measuring length and the neck Measuring side seams Making b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l hem stitch! Amazingly done lock-in stitch! Hand stitching the neckline (rolling stitch) and elegant dress is ready!     

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Bohemian Dresses 2019 | Sneak Peek

For you dear ones who are curious to know what kind of dresses we are making with the ladies from the rural villages in India - here is the first sneak peek! Today we finished practicing and learning and finally started working on the collection. 4 dresses are done! So far, so good...  Note: I couldn't resist and created a little poster for upcoming collection. Plus I seriously love this blue wall!  *** Note 2: with the shortage of models and photographers around, my dearest brahmacharini and I are doing our best 😉  

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A Few Words Of Wisdom From Swami

Before we arrived at the village where we would be living and working for the next two weeks, we spent a night at Amma’s Ashram in Mumbai.  Right before we were heading out Swami invited us to sit down for a few minutes and gave us a little talk/satsang...He reminded us not to look outside of ourselves for happiness and contentment, but to look inside, meditate more and go within...Going within when things around you are storming or being quite overwhelming is a great tool and such a wonder reminder. We always look outside of ourselves searching for pleasures, love and happiness. But when we sit down, quiet the mind and stay in silence we eventually arrive at the place where...

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India Dairies III: Meet The Beautiful Team

Sonar and Ramila - are two lovely ladies that asked me if they can come and stay at the classroom all day (instead of 3 hours of official class time) Because they have to walk 6 km every day to get here and 6 km back!...  This is Anju - she is expecting <3 <3 <3 and also learning hand stitching. She can definitely use it for her baby when the time comes :)  Ruksana and Ayisha - Mother and daughter. They always come together holding hands. So sweet. Ruksana is planning to use the skills to make blouses and skirts for relatives, and Aysha wants to open her own center and start teaching girls to sew herself! (Her skills are...

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India Dairies II: Empowering Women with Ammachi Labs

This year we arrived at a beautiful village Katthiwada in Madya Pradesh. Here we will be living and working with women for the next couple of weeks.  It is interesting to see how different the group of Katthiwada women is from the previous one. They are more smily and more receptive to westerners than the tribal women from Chhattisgarh State, where we were last year, and that's understandable.  Tribal people from the remote villages are more reserved to themselves and usually avoid outsiders, so it took us some time to find the path to their hearts last year. Katthiwada village though is a bit bigger and more well known in the state. They have quite a big market and a lot of...

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