Our clothes are ready-to wear but each piece is meticulously stitched by hand to give it the perfect
finish. Our mantra has always been: quality over quantity. We make only about 30 pieces each month
but starting from the point of creating the silhouette, crafting the pattern, cutting and sewing, each
piece of garment receives individual attention. Having received formal training in design,  
styling is
our forte.
Kakoli is an alumni of  NIFT, Delhi and the Nottingham Trent University, UK,  and after travelling
through many glamorous, well paid jobs, has finally found her true identity in being a fashion designer
with the sole purpose of seamlessly blending high end fashion with social work where
the entire
income goes back into the project.

What makes our clothes more special are the fabrics that we use. We use primarily organic cotton,
which we buy from
krac-a-dawna and use vegetable dyes to colour them. The indigo dye is done by
Juli herself while we at satya-jyoti do the Aamla 'brown', the Tesu 'orange'  the Beetroot 'red' and the
Iron-oxide 'black'. For larger quantities of vegetable dyed fabrics, we go to Aura in Ahmadabad. The
fact that we do few pieces, gives us the flexibility to make our designs work around the lot variations
which happen while doing vegetable dyes.
Other than this, we source fabrics from our regular associates who are all NGO's eg: wool from Urmul
Rajasthan and KulluKarishma, Himachal, silk from Suderbans silks, West Bengal and so on. We
have long term sustainable relationship with all of them.

Another aspect of our clothing is that as we are located in an agricultural belt and have inadequate
supply of power, we cannot depend on any modern technology and therefore the most complicated of
garments(it could be a silk chiffon dress or a fully lined structured jacket), are made with  the barest
minimum involvement of machinery.

We do not participate in any fashion events other than the
Ethical Fashion Show in Paris, which gives
us the right platform to interact with like-minded people.
the satya-jyoti studio

SATYA-JYOTI
has been awarded
the
2008 Grand Prix
for
ethical fashion
at the
ETHICAL
FASHION SHOW,
PARIS 2008

click here
to see part
of the Satya-jyoti
EFS-2008
collection
BY MARCH 2014, all the women have
moved on with their lives...
We can only hope that they are happy
and settled wherever they are now.
We have also temporarily shut down the
sewing centre.
The last to leave are Bhanwar, Manju
and their two daughters. They have
gone back to Bikaner, their original
home town,
to manage a garment unit for another
NGO.