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.
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. 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 seasonal 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 are classic and clean to serve as a 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.