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Happy birthday Ahmedabad

In 602 years of existence we walk through the memory lane of a land filled with enterprising spirit,the city of Ahmadabad. Founded in 1411 by the ruler Ahmed Shah, Ahmadabad became a hub of commerce and trading with textile as its main pillar. Hindus and Jain became the business and economic front with the Muslim skilled weavers as the artisans. 

 The city of Ahmedabad had many disadvantages: lack of fuel, unfavorable climate, inferior quality of cotton and geographical location disadvantage as no ports were around. But the business acumen and unity that runs in the blood of Amdavadis worked as an advantage that sustained the industry and took it to such heights, that the city soon earned the nickname as the ‘Manchester of India’. Ahmedabad’s first cotton textile mill was founded in 1861, this attracted two more mills and by 1916 there were 51 mills. The cotton industry in Ahmedabad has faced days of glory and decline, but still enjoys the status of cotton and textile hub. 

 Diverse institutions and campaigns are now educating the community about organic cotton and supporting growers on the switch to organic farming. The Sustainable Cotton Project is helping farmers in the transition from chemically dependent crops to more biological sound approaches.

 Organic cotton is currently being grown successfully in many countries; the largest producers (as of 2007) are Turkey, India and China. With each year more and more companies the jump from conventional farming of cotton to organic.  China, the U.S.A., India, Pakistan, Brazil, Turkey, Greece, Australia, Syria, Mali, and Egypt are all producing organic cotton , India leading the way.  With this rise in demand from 2007 to 2012 more and more countries are making the switch. 

Aura Herbal Textiles Ltd ventures back into the heart and backbone of Ahmedabad, and brings forward an organic clothing line using only herbal – Natural dyes.

Shedding light on this way of cloth production, we at AURA wish our beloved city of Ahmedabad a very Happy Birthday and more loving years that she will face.


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Work shop on Sustainable Textile Processes

Aura Herbal natural dye workshop

Workshop on Sustainable processes & practices using Organic cotton & natural dyes

Have you ever wondered how fabrics are made, have you ever wanted to create your own colors with things around you. In this 2 day workshop join Mr. Arun Baid and our master dyer to learn about organic cotton and natural dying. Workshop participants will learn about fiber to fabric conversion process, recipes for making dyes, dyeing techniques, future commercial prospects and much more.Visit  to the factory premises , get a chance to see the industrial processes of natural dyeing techniques. 

What’s more you get to make your own t-shirt or scarf using these natural dyes to take home.

All required supplies and lunch will be provided.

There are limited seats so register now to ensure your spot. Calling in all enthusiasts to join our efforts to create a safe, pollution free and a sustainable living.

This is our way of knowledge sharing  covering various aspects of Organic textiles & natural dyeing  like . This workshop will be great for any one who wants to know the textile processes as well as interested in how natural dying works in small as well as large scales.

We would like to invite designers  , students and  design academicians to participate.

Below is the plan. We are sharing our years of experience with the students & hope it come to use to them.

Suggestions are welcome

 Subjects & activities covered are as below

  • History
  • Eco friendly/organic dyeing
  • Impact on environment
  • Ingredients
  • Limitations
  • Future prospects
  • recipes

(2)   Knowledge of fibers (Different Fibers) Fiber to fabric conversion processes        

(3)   (A) Preparation of fabric for (Organic) dyeing: General /Organic Processes         

(B) Demonstration of fabric preparation

 

(4)   (A) Different techniques of dyeing

(B) Dyeing with natural colors.

(C) Variation in dyeing and QC.

(D) impact on environment of various processes

 

             (5)   Demonstration of fabric dyeing

(A) Blue , Yellow , Red , Black, Brown.

(B) Plain dyeing / Tie – dye in the dye bath.

(C) Souvenir Choice and preparation.

 

Day 2.

(1)    Textile Printing Technology

(2)     Demonstration of Printing (Screen Printing, Block Printing)

 (3)      Painting

(4)      Testing of raw materials

           (A)   Fibers / Yarns / Fabrics

          (B)   Herbal Products / Mordents etc,.

         (C)   Laboratory trials

         (D)   Spectro photometric evaluation

 (5)       Fastness Properties

            (A)   Light fastness

             (B)   Wash Fastness

             (C)    Rubbing fastness

             (D)    Perspiration fastness

  (6)     (A) Demonstration of Bulk Dyeing of fabrics on machine

(B)  Product Development Scarf / T-shirts

(7)   Question – Answer session

Conclusion Meeting

 This is our 2nd work shop & hope to have many more. We shall soon be coming up with residential design courses for designers & students.

Pictures & write ups on the workshop will be added. keep reading

For further details on the owrk shop  please contact   inquiry@auraherbalwear.com