OUR STORY

OUR STORY

The foundation of Umber & Ochre is the unique handmade nature of our textiles. Growing up in Mumbai, founder, Kunal Desai, was surrounded b...

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Sustainable, Transparent Ethical Supply Chain

OUR SUPPLY CHAIN

Travel and traditional Indian handicraft is a passion and goes hand-in-hand with our work. We travel directly to the origins of our makers, o...

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Umber & Ochre Brand Values

OUR VALUES

We believe in transparency, sustainability and longevity. Our ethical supply chain supports sustainable practices, fair wages, and the preservati...

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Ethically sourced materials from fiber to finished fabric

FROM FIELD-TO-FABRIC

Similar to the 'farm-to table' slow food movement, we use a 'field-to-fabric' philosophy. Our materials are ethically sourced from fiber to finis...

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Traditional Handloom Pedal Weaving

HIMALAYAN WOOL WEAVING

In a Himalayan mountainside village in Northern India where weaving has been practiced for over 5,000 years, we collaborated with a unique han...

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Traditional Handloom Pedal Weaving

TRADITIONAL PEDAL WEAVING

In a small village in Gujarat, Western India, we partner with family-run weavers. There are about 50-60 village weavers and they handloom our cotto...

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Natural Dyeing with Indigo and Other Natural Elements

NATURAL DYEING

In a small vibrant village full of markets, storefronts and colorful buildings, we partner with a small family-run natural dyeing facility. Located...

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