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About Kaikolar

Kaikolar, is by way of tribute to the legendary 'Warrior-Weaving Clan' of South India, who by birth were valiant warriors but by profession took to 'Weaving', a profession which does not bring harm to anyone. They hold their 'Weaving' profession in great esteem since 'Clothing' is among the three basic necessities of life and They take pride in the fact that its clothes that safeguards the 'Self respect' of any individual. The brave warriors were known to behead themselves in the event of not being able to keep up their commitment.

Today, the ‘Kaikolar’ brand stands testimony to keep up the honor of the legendary warrior weaving clan with a commitment to reverse the vagaries of the onslaught of pollution due to the textile processing and presents an alternative that is almost 0% liable on the environment.

Kaikolar, an ancient legendary clan from the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, are descendants of the nine warrior brothers. The mythology describes them to have emerged from the nine gems that spilled from the anklet of Goddess Parvati, consort of Lord Shiva, to fight alongside their younger son, Lord Karthikeya, the Hindu God of War. Veerbahu, the eldest brother led a large army as the General of Lord Kartikeya, who is symbolized by his spear called the ‘Vel’ and defeated the demonic Asura Surpadma on the sands of Thiruchendur, where, even today, a huge temple stands to commemorate the victory of the good over the evil. After the war, it is believed that the warriors were advised to take weaving as a profession which does not involve the destruction or injury of any living creature. Thus, their name ‘Kaikolar’ comes from the Tamil words “kai” (hands) and “kol” (shuttle used in loom).

As recorded in the history, the medieval era (800 A.D – 1400 A.D) saw the Kaikolar community resurrect themselves as brave and trusted battalions of the Chola Kings who ruled over large parts of South India and South-east Asia. The brave warriors of this weaving clan were known to behead themselves in the event of not being able to keep up their commitment to their Emperor.

Today, the ‘Kaikolar’ brand stands testimony to keep up the honor of the legendary warrior weaving clan with a commitment to reverse the vagaries of the onslaught of pollution due to the textile processing and presents an alternative that is almost 0% liable on the environment.

Green Wear India is a young start-up company that aims at developing 100% genuine natural, vegetable dyed fabrics with a strong commitment to find eco-friendly alternatives for sustainable development. This thought has been nurtured by us, for over thirty years, since 1985, driven by non-violent and ethical business ethos, so as to make a safe proposition, to all living beings and to our environment.

  • Natural dyed clothes Easily accessible at GWI
  • Using the parts of plants as resources and no chemicals involved throughout the process leaves behind natural traces.
We offer 100 % organic cotton textiles, dyed in a wide array of exotic pleasing colors obtained from natural vegetable sources. This has been achieved after prolonged and sustained research. The variety of color shades are procured from unique process where, no chemicals are used at any stage, giving a mordant free naturally dyed fabric. The light and medium color shades are stable and have been lab tested for color fastness of 4-5 & 3-4 respectively.

Our Uniqueness / Unique About us/ Our Speciality / how are we different

The wet processing of our textiles is distinctive allowing the fabric to exhibit magnificent characteristics. Our fabrics are soft to touch and have exquisite textural properties pertaining to the tangible aspects of textiles. The impeccable range of fabric comes to you with herbal properties that are just inescapable and make a superior choice, contributing towards a green and healthier living.

Products

The product range includes, both woven and knitted ready-to-wear garments in Cotton and Silk. They come in a range of unique designs specially suited to Infants, Kids, Women & Men; our Bath products include Bath towels, Face towels and Napkins in varied sizes.

DYEING PROCESS

The fabrics are developed using GOTS certified 100% organic cotton yarn, maintaining an eco-friendly choice, starting from the initial stage itself. The yarn is pretreated, to make it Ready-For-Dyeing and then dyed with dye extracts, made from select replenishable vegetable sources like plant shrubs, flowers, fruits, seeds and dry barks, without the use of any chemicals.

Pre-Treatment

The yarn is first bleached naturally by wetting, then soaked in sour milk for about a day and then washed with the soapy extract of Sapindus seed, resulting in NATURAL WHITE color of the yarn. Our pre-processing is unique that the yarn never undergoes any harsh beating or heat treatment.

Dyeing

A set of color shades is obtained from various natural sources emerging out as the most refreshing and pleasing shades that allows the wearer to bask in the goodness of all that is natural.

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