Our Brand Story - How Cotton Rack Came Into Existence

Our Brand Story - How Cotton Rack Came Into Existence

Watch and listen our story of us entering Indian handicrafts industry and trying to make space for our work and ethics. Credits- VIESTORIES (Youtube)
West Bengal, Monsoons & Fritters (Part 2 of 3)

West Bengal, Monsoons & Fritters (Part 2 of 3)

We had almost planned to handover our designs and leave back for Jaipur when our master weaver asked us to come over to his brother’s place, who had floor hand-looms at his home. And it resulted in a never before experience.
a white cotton flower or boll in a hand in a cotton farm in Alwar, Rajasthan, India.

Rajasthan- Cotton, Onions & Tigers (Part-1 of 3)

We have been working with Cotton in Rajasthan, West Bengal and Jammu & Kashmir for some time now. While the raw material is same, the finished fabric looks, feels & behaves differently, just like its lovely natives and the stories they tell.
graphical representation of a women hugging herself while looking at herself in a round mirror. Image Credit- Freepik.com

Body Shape- Holding A Mirror To Self

Reality versus what Indian women think about their body shape and sizes. And is there any real truth in it, should it be paid some heed?
A perspective  shot of a steel measuring scale lying blue cotton khadi fabric with orange stripes.

What Does A Centimeter Of Fabric Tells You

Let's put on our detective hats and investigate a small piece of fabric and see what it tells us
Staircase made out of stone going upwards towards lush green trees. A photograph from Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu

It's Okay

Remember, you are not alone in this. Know that even the most confident of the people are just as unsure as you are.
A Rajasthani women clad in bandhini saree sitting on ground and spinning cotton yarn (soot) on a Gandhi Charkha (Indian Spinning Wheel)

Where did the Charkha (Spinning Wheel) come from?

Interestingly, It is a long running debate whether Charkha has its origin in India or middle east. Let's see where it actually came from.
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#PromiseOfWork

"Overcoming anything requires interrupting a pattern in order to create a new one." - Ashton Long At Cotton Rack, we...
A collage of images of Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, Map of Faridabad City, a photograph of cast of Bawarchi and an old black and white image of World Craft Council's Tokyo Conference Hall.

What's common between Bawarchi movie, Faridabad and World Crafts Council?

Isn't it amazing that so much was achieved in one life by a woman in the times when there was no concept of equal rights.
Giloy, Amruth Stem Sprouting new Leaves

Covid-19 Update

With the Covid-19 pandemic on rise, we have decided to halt our operations at our studio, this may sound grim but...
Bulbul Tewari Ji lovingly called Naani by friends and family.

A Hundred Year Old Khadi Fabric

After an amazing lunch while we were sitting around the heater for warmth in their naturally lit living room on that cold wintry Delhi noon, the stories about crafts started flowing. That is when Naani ji shared the story about this piece of fabric that she got from her grandmother!
a 2 point perspective shot from below of Kora Khadi fabric hang drying in the sun under a clear blue sky. The picture a slight flare and a small clour in top left half.

10 Types of Homespun Fabrics In Use

Today, Cotton Rack uses as many as 10 different types of Homespun fabrics sourced from weavers in Jaipur, Bikaner, Maheshwar and Kanpur as well as creating fabrics with our weavers in West Bengal and Jammu & Kashmir. Check them out here...