Designer shirts from The Stiff Collar
Posted on 09 May 2019
At the Stiff Collar we've decided to celebrate the richness and diversity of Indian handcrafted textiles by incorporating a handpicked selection of fabrics into our Designer shirts collection.
The variety of high quality textiles being produced by skilled craftspeople across every state in India is truly outstanding. From Bandhani dyeing techniques found in Gujarat, to Ikkat weaving found in Odisha, Kalamkari block printing and dyeing found in Andhra Pradesh, to Warli painting found in Maharashtra.
Each art form has been passed down from generation to generation often creating entire lineages of artisans. Some traditional methods of production which have been practiced for centuries are now coming under threat from cheaper, faster methods involving synthetic dyes and yarns and digitalised machinery, not to mention a dwindling interest in the younger generations to continue the traditions of their forefathers.
We at The Stiff Collar want to support our countries artisans and think that our Indian heritage is worth shouting about! Our Designer range of shirts combine sleek sharp tailoring as standard with all Stiff Collar shirts, with handpicked, high quality art fabrics.
Available in both Regular collar and Nehru collar, these Designer shirts are eye-catching essentials, a conversation starter and tribute to India’s vibrant history of art and textiles.