ABOUT THE COMPANY

Rangotri which means 'a spring of colour'; is named after Gangotri where the Ganges originates from. This block-printing studio creates beautiful handcrafted textiles and home furnishings in cotton, silk, and linen using specialised skills of block printing, embroidery, appliqué. The products range from home furnishings, kitchen accessories, clothing, and travel bags. Rangotri focuses to preserve, produce and promote its elaborate printing culture and indigenous skills in its pursuit to create a timeless product with a fine regard for detail. People and planet became the core of this philosophy in the process.

 

JAIPUR BLOC

We invest in creating awareness among our customers to help make this craft sustainable. We're a part of a bigger community of producers which believe that sustainability is the way forward for traditional crafts of India. This community called Jaipur Bloc where our main focus is to reduce the impact of textile production on the environment.

We recycle 90% of our water through a common effluent treatment plant. We save electricity through solar panels. Our workspaces are ergonomically designed which in turn improves the working conditions for our craftsmen and artisans. We also organise training workshops for the young generation of the block-printing community.

 

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THE FOUNDERS

Rangotri was founded in 1992 by Sonu & Vikram Joshi. Since then it has evolved into a worldwide textile trading house which employees 150 local craftsmen. This age-old craft has begun to faint due to modern and mechanized printing techniques. Rangotri was conceived in order to sustain, strengthen and encourage artisans to harbor this niche craft. 

Vikram Joshi, a Textile Technologist by training started his career with the Handicraft Board of India documenting Block Printing which is the traditional craft of Rajasthan, India for centuries. He then went on to work for 10 years for a Block Printing company based in Jaipur. Since then he has made creative innovations in the use of vegetable dyes to evolve new color recipes and developed new printing techniques. His expertise has contributed significantly to the standardization of dyeing procedures and the revival of rare and traditional Sanganeri prints.

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Unified by a love for the Earth and the people who live in it.

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Choosing inspiration over competition for a stronger
community and a healthier way to do business.