Chinar Farooqui cultivated a love of hand-loomed fabrics while pursuing her masters degree in textile design at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India. Now, she incorporates hand-weaving and other artisanal practices into her clothing line, Injiri—which takes its name both from the colloquial pronunciation of the word “India” and the historical term for southern India’s famed, checkered textiles—also known as madras. Working from her studio in Jaipur, Farooqui has developed a network of hand-loom collectives across India, from Gujarat to West Bengal. Her perfectly constructed tunics, dresses, shirts and jackets are often embellished with unique embroidery designs and are made from 100% cotton or silk fabrics. They are a unusual cross between traditional Indian garments and a western sense of style, color and sizing. We also carry some of their beautiful children’s dresses.