Woman Mannequin: Bust: 85cm, Waist: 63cm, Hips: 84cm
Man Mannequin: Chest: 100cm
What is Anjel Ms’ commitment to Fairtrade?
Anjel Ms is a member of FTAANZ Fairtrade Australia New Zealand association. We are also co-convenor of Fair-trade Fremantle and a member of the WA Fairtrade Collective. We pledge to adhere with the 10 Fair-trade principles in all levels of its manufacturing, production, marketing and retail practices as well as expecting all our partners to do the same. Anjel Ms strives to spread awareness of the value of fair-trade practice in our community by taking part in multiple events in Western Australia. Since 2014, we have been involved in the running of Fairly Fashionable, a fashion design challenge aimed at linking local creatives with fair-trade producer groups by asking them to design a garment in a fortnight from a lucky dip bag of fabric donated by producers and fair-trade retailers in Australia, culminating in an ethical fashion show judged by an expert panel.
What is our exchange and return policy?
We understand you might change your mind upon receiving your new Anjel Ms garments. We will happily exchange or refund your purchase as long as it is still in its original package with garment tags attached. Please email email@example.com informing us of the return and the tracking number of your parcel. When we receive the package, we will refund your credit card and email you the receipt of your refund.
What are our care instructions?
All our garments are made from traditional handlooms, which need to be treated with care. We recommend hand washing all our garments in cold water with a gentle soap. Natural dyes are colour sensitive and might fade slightly over time. If you purchase a top and matching pant, we recommend you wash them together to keep them at the same shade.
What are natural textile dyes?
Natural dyes are the colouring matter drawn from natural resources primarily used in dyeing and printing of textile & hair. They are also used in food, pigments, wall paint, wood, etc. Natural dyes are drawn from three resources: 1. Vegetable sources: Like flowers, barks of trees, leaves, roots, fruits, fruit rinds, etc. 2. Mineral sources: Some of the minerals are rich in colouring. They are directly used for colouring of textile; some of them include Hara Kashish. 3. From Animals: We also draw natural dyes from animals. Most commonly two natural dyes are drawn from animals comprise Lac and Cochineal. Natural dyes are drawn from the natural resources and all process of extraction has been executed with water and it is 100% eco-friendly practice. Even remaining waste of extraction has of its use as a bio-fuel or fertiliser.
What is mud resist?
"Dabu" (दाबू) - a mud resist process. Dabu(दाबू) Printing starts with the preparation of mud pest, black soil (काली मिट्टी), calcium (चूना), wheat chaff (बीधन), and gum (गोंद), which are the main ingredients to make the mud resist pest. The mud resist is applied onto the fabrics using wood blocks. To quickly dry the paste, saw dust is applied to places where the mud resist is printed. The sawdust also acts as a binder, which prevents colour penetration while dyeing. Dyeing the fabric in Indigo follows the application of mud resist onto the fabric.
What is indigo?
Indigo - the colour of intuition. Indigo does not form a chemical bond with the fabric, as other dyes. Instead it forms a physical bond, bonding molecularly to the fabric when reduced. The reduced state is also necessary because indigo cannot dissolve in water. When the indigo molecules bond to the fabric and it is re-vatted, the indigo forms layers – like bricks. This makes indigo very impervious to sunlight, but indigo will fade with rubbing. Indigo dye is an organic compound with a distinctive blue colour. Historically, indigo was a natural dye extracted from plants, and this process was important economically because blue dyes were once rare.How to check whether Handloom or Powerloom (Man versus machine) power the handloom?