22 July 2017: For a view into the truly eco-friendly, where better spend the day than at The Colours of Nature? At least that is exactly what the participants of Upasana’s Desi Cotton Workshop did. On the second day of the workshop, Sunday June 25th (2017), Uma Hamaivati Prajapati, the Founder of Upasana, brought them all along to the site of TCoN. They did not have to go far.
Upasana Integral Design Studio has as its mission to create conscious sustainable fashion. Says Uma, “This business is my yoga”. Also in that, she and Jesus, the Founder of The Colours of Nature, are not far apart.
The Desi Cotton Workshop was the launch event of Upasana’s Conscious Fashion Hub project. Organised as a free event, the workshop aimed at empowering experts in the fields of cotton and fashion. India being one of the world’s largest producers of cotton, second only to China, Upasana deems it to be of integral importance to promote sustainable cotton production practices.
21 July 2017: The Colours of Nature now has a fully functional and bright space to showcase products. Made onsite, shown onsite and possibly purchased onsite. Find your own naturally dyed wares, such as scarves and tops here.
We are based in Auroville, the international community dedicated to human unity. TCoN can be found at Auroshilpam, near Kottakarai village. Find directions on Googlemaps here. Open 10am-6pm, every day!
24 May 2017: We are proud to announce that The Colours of Nature is one of the next generation of apparel leaders receiving funding by Levi Strauss & Co. Yes, we are the ones expanding an indigo dyeing facility that uses less water #LSCollab @levistraussco
21 September 2016: Levi Strauss & Co have selected Jesus Ciriza Larraona, the founder and executive director of The Colours of Nature, to be one of the apparel leaders to take part in their Collaboratory. The 2016 focus of this fellowship program is on the reduction of water use. Committed to doing interesting work in this space, innovative solutions are eligible for up to $50,000 in funding. LS & Co representatives say: “These individuals and companies are making an outsized impact on their communities.”