"Pagala is the Filipino word for Nomad, for we believe this skirt is the ultimate Nomad skirt."
Our beautiful skirt 'Pagala' is made from 100% organic unbleached Khadi fabric. Khadi is undoubtably one of the most sustainable and eco-friendly materials in the world today.
Khadi carries a story so rich, that the more I learn about this material the deeper its message of inspiration weaves itself in the fabric of my own being.
Khadi is not just a textile, it is a movement; a philosophy with a rich history, and a solution for a sustainable future. A work of human hands and a symbol of freedom and equality.
Khadi is a eco-friendly textile made in India from hand-spun and hand-woven organic cotton by artisans from rural Indian communities.
The Khadi fabric we use for making our skirts, is made from naturally dyedorganic rain-fed cotton from small scale farmers. Because it's rain-fed, it uses no freshwater through irrigation. Which is normally a big issue with ordinary (organic) cotton; it uses a lot of water.
What makes Khadi special is that the material, from the yarn to the weave, is made without the use of machines. Work that can be done from rural homes without the need for electricity.
Khadi provides direly needed income to people in marginalised communities, and leaves no carbon footprint.
Alright, that's a little bit about Khadi for you. I could talk about this fabric for hours - and often have. If you'd like to read more about this material and it's incredible story, I wrote an article about ithere.
Now back to the skirt. The skirt so many of you have been waiting for! We are so sorry to keep you waiting for so long, while showing off the samples on our social media accounts. It took us a while to get the design exactly right.
We are really proud of this design and believe it turned out perfect; we made it with a high waist belt with lace on the back which allow you to adjust for size, and cute coconut buttons to allow for an epic slit.
The belt is beautiful and strong, and the 'V' shape of the front of the belt covers and snugly supports your lower belly. Perfect for those bloated-belly-days.
This skirt isn't cheap to make, the organic Khadi fabric is a true piece of eco-friendly art, and all the processes to create this fabric are done by hand. We pay the seamstresses that make this complex design a fair wage, and it takes them a full day to make one skirt. We hope you understand that true sustainable slow fashion isn't cheap, but so worth it!
We really believe this skirt is perfect and we hope you'll love it!
'Pagala' come in 3 size ranges and 3 different kind of handwoven patterns.