HOWS

House of Wandering Silk (HOWS) is a label that is all about the love for textiles. The handcrafted woven and printed fabrics are of the highest quality. Everything exudes luxury. The same luxury that world-renowned brands rely on. But there is a big difference: HOWS works 100% fair, transparent and sustainable.

Weaving recycled silk strips

Weaving recycled strips of silk

Fair transparent and sustainable

  • Silk clothing is only made from animal-friendly silk or recycled silk
  • Production runs are small and all textiles left overs are reused
  • HOWS works with NGOs and various groups of marginalized women to offer them a chance for economic independence
  • Weaving is done by highly specialized craftsmen with traditional skills that have been in the family for many generations

Sorting of textile scraps by a young woman in Delhi

Respect for everyone in the production chain

Respect is the starting point for everyone in the production chain. People work from home, within their community or in a specialized studio. Everywhere there are good agreements about the length of the working day, the working conditions and the basic salary.

Love for textiles

HOWS is based in Delhi and founded by Katherine. Although born in Australia, Katherine has traveled South and Central Asia for most of her life. Her love for India's artisan textile heritage resulted in HOWS.

Founder Katherine flanked by two embroiderers

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Sari necklace 6 string

Sari necklaces are made from the fabric left over from the p..
€49,00

Lounge coat wild silk embroidered

Coat, duster, dressing gown or kimono coat: combine it with ..
€347,00

Scarf wild silk embroidered

Wild silk scarf in beautiful brick red, completely hand embr..
€113,50

Pants cotton saffron yellow

Nice, comfortable pants for the summer. This hand-spun and h..
€129,00

Linen top fuchsia pink

Wide linen top in bright fuchsia pink with a beautiful subtl..
€99,95

Blouse eri-zijde wit

Beautiful white, oversized blouse made of animal-friendly er..
€149,95

Scarf wild silk hand embroidery

Wild silk scarf with russet Nakshi Kantha hand embroidery by..
€113,50

Kimonojas zijde geborduurd

Unique kimono style coat, hand-embroidered on wild silk. Mas..
€548,50

Sari necklace 1 string

Sari necklaces are made from the fabric left over from the p..
€39,00

Silk lounge coat soft lilac

A luxurious silk lounge coat in very soft lilac that got its..
€274,80

Shawl embroidery on wild silk

Large shawl from wild silk with fantastic Nakshi Kantha hand..
€285,00

Pants ivory white Eri silk

Fantastic pants made of animal-friendly Eri silk. Ivory whit..
€195,00

Scarf upcycled silk pink-azure embroidered

Pink with azure blue scarf from recycled strips of silk from..
€64,50

Scarf upcycled silk black-brown embroidered

Scarf in black-brown hues from recycled strips of silk from ..
€64,50

Scarf upcycled silk green-ocher embroidered

Scarf in green-ocher hues from recycled strips of silk from ..
€64,50

Pants grey white striped

Comfortable summer pants, made from light cotton. The gray f..
€129,00

Broek katoen ivoor enkellang

Nice, comfortable pants for the summer. This hand-spun and h..
€129,00

Linen top azure blue

Wide linen top in a sparkling azure blue with a beautiful su..
€99,95

Scarf upcycled silk red-gold embroidered

Scarf in red-golden hues from recycled strips of silk from s..
€64,50

Scarf upcycled silk red-green embroidered

Scarf in red-green hues from recycled strips of silk from sa..
€64,50

Silk scarf silk orange-yellow

Beautiful silk scarf, dyed by hand with clamp-dye technique ..
€75,00

Cape wild silk embroidered azure-mint

Wild silk cape in an intense azure hue with a hint of mint g..
€159,00

Silk scarf pink-purple

Beautiful silk scarf, dyed by hand with clamp-dye technique ..
€75,00

Scarf upcycled silk orange-blue embroidered

Orange-blue scarf from recycled strips of silk from saris. T..
€64,50