How do hand woven fabrics fit in with Sustainability?

A lot of you might be wondering, how do handwoven fabrics fit in with sustainability? Handwoven fabrics are made by hand using a handloom, which does not require electricity or produce any pollution. In addition, the lack of automation presents weavers with many more opportunities to reduce waste and engage in sustainable practices.

At Arte-Alter, we take this a few steps further to make our handwoven fabrics even more environmentally friendly. Our process is dedicated to preserving the environment through the use of natural energy, waste reduction, and water reduction.

Sustainable fashion is both environmentally sensitive and ethical fashion. From resourcing to production to sale, the whole process is streamlined in a way that the carbon footprint is reduced. 

India’s handloom industry has a long history of beautiful and unrivalled artistry. Compared to other countries globally, it has a broad, rich textile tradition, with a large selection of textiles of various designs created using various processes. Each region’s specialty in textile weaving develops as a result of its location, climate, and cultural influences.

Handloom has always been about using environmentally friendly methods to make eco-friendly clothing. As India is so diverse, the looms used to weave the fabric relate to the location and the particular raw material used.