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A Designer’s Diary

For Mandeep, the love of Indian textiles was inborn, taking pleasure in admiring her mother’s saris, to stitching her own clothes, textiles were an integral part of her life and upbringing. For David, it began with a tryst with tribal rugs in Iran, an admiration for the geometric patterns and craftsmanship

This love and admiration for textiles found a home in the brand – Shades of India.

Every day at Shades is celebrated with a team that shares this vision and passion for Indian textiles. With a desire to create wonderful and unexpected textures, to use fabrics and embroideries that have always been so integral in India. To find a vocabulary that is not only unique to the brand in the terms of colours and functional use, but also timeless. A commitment to make textiles that become evergreen heirlooms to cherish, of simplicity paired with delightful charming details, and most importantly to bring out the beauty of traditional techniques.

David Housego and Mandeep Nagi, Shades of India

Shades of India is a language of textiles that can be loved and understood anywhere in the world.