Our Story

Our Story
Each of our garments pass through many hands before it reaches the one who wears it. At Umber & Ochre, we believe in promoting the wellbeing of this unseen community while doing our part to preserve the natural world.
—Kunal Desai, Founder

Growing up in Mumbai, founder, Kunal Desai, was surrounded by family in the apparel business. The combination of his family history, curiosity and sense of wanderlust led to the creation of Umber & Ochre. 

The foundation of Umber & Ochre is the unique handmade nature of our textiles. We envision a slow fashion industry that celebrates individual self-expression, improves the quality of life for all and cares for the environment that takes care of us.

Our family-run factories in India combine traditional with modern methods with a commitment to sustainable and responsible production practices. Our intimate supply chain allows small batch processes and limited edition fabrics. Our collections focus on quality materials and skillful hand craftsmanship.

We focus on using natural fibers that are hand-woven and naturally dyed, resulting in materials that embody unique characteristics that feel good to wear and promote a sense of well-being and comfort. Our designs serve as a timeless foundation for the wearer to celebrate their own unique self-expression. We are inspired by clothing of the past; garments that have practical and functional elements that effortlessly fit into our modern lifestyle. 

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