Nila Rubia follows a family line of traditional textile artists in Rajasthan, India. The art of hand block printing and supporting a small cottage textile industry is the main focus of Nila Rubia.
As a small independent family run business, we pride ourselves on supporting local communities and cottage industries in Rajasthan, India. We believe in being true to the ancient traditions and authentic textile techniques used in this region and do not believe in cutting corners to produce quantity.
Restoring ancient block print designs from Mughal ancestry and reviving the traditions are all a huge part of the designing process. Many prints have historical reference and depict a place, time and a community in the region. Nila Rubia researches and re-works these prints using unique colour combinations, creating a very subtle blend of East meets West. A classic, timeless, lifestyle brand with that extra individual touch and chic artisan fusion.
We guarantee all our fabrics are authentically made for Nila Rubia, hand crafted by skilled artisans who are paid fairly, work in good conditions with minimum impact on the environment.
We use azo free non chemical dyes in our printing and natural vegetable dyes where possible. The Dabu mud resist technique uses layers of many natural materials and is completely environmentally friendly.
- Ethical Manufacturing
- Fair Trade