Via India

For the collection of the Via India label, we work together with a small-scale fashion company in India: Akira Ming. The cooperation is based on complete transparency: the suppliers are known and we know exactly who the workers are and that are paid a fair wage.

Fashion trends through centuries

The designs of the Via India collection are a timeless mix of fashion trends in East and West. And when we write trends, we mean not only the latest trends, but especially trends throughout the centuries. It's not about fast fashion trends, but sustainable trends. Translating old crafts into new designs, that's what it's all about. Consider the use of original cotton with new hand weaving techniques; making traditional block prints but with fresh designs, or putting old embroidery designs in a modern version.

Animal-friendly silk

Our makers at Akira Ming work with animal-friendly silk that is produced in Hyderabad, South India. You can read and see how this silk is made in the story about Ahimsa silk (dutch only).

Organic Indian cotton

The cotton for the Via India collection comes from the Malkha company. A company that works exclusively with local cotton farmers who organically grow the original Indian cotton. This is spun and woven by hand. This way an age-old local economic model remains intact. It provides traditional textile workers to be economically independent and work from their village or at home. It keeps them from fast fashion factories. Malkha also works exclusively with environmentally friendly dyes for their cotton.

Social program handblock print

The animal-friendly silk fabrics from Via India are printed manually with block printing techniques by Tharangini Studios, a family company in Bangalore. Tharangini Studio works with environmentally friendly dyes for the prints and they work with talented artists with autism who live in special residential units in Bangalore.

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Waistcoat black embroidered

Black quilted organic cotton waistcoat with beautiful embroi..
€145,00

Waistcoat White embroidered

White quilted organic cotton waistcoat with beautiful embroi..
€145,00

Beanie Yak wool

Very warm knitted hat of Yak wool from Ladakh. Yaks live at ..
€19,95

Pashmina shawl ivory hand woven

Extremely soft, thin shawl made of pure pashmina, the hand w..
€315,00

Large shawl wild silk black, ecru embroidered

Wild silk scarf with Nakshi Kantha hand embroidery. Motif de..
€315,00

Stole silk green-brown embroidered

Stole of ivory white wild silk with green-brown Nakshi Kanth..
€275,00

Shawl white embroidery on wild silk

Large wild silk shawl with fantastic Nakshi Kantha hand embr..
€315,00

Scarf silk white embroidery

Wild silk scarf with white Nakshi Kantha hand embroidery by ..
€110,00

Wool cardigan Nali-04 Kimono style

Cardigan made of 100% responsible, animal-friendly produced ..
€149,50

Wool cardigan Nali-02 Kimono style

Cardigan made of 100% responsible, animal-friendly produced ..
€149,50

Shawl embroidery on wild silk

Large shawl from wild silk with fantastic Nakshi Kantha hand..
€315,00

Shawl cotton hand painted flowers

This red shawl with a motif of flowers in green, yellow and ..
€59,50

Skirt knee lenght silk black white block print

Airy wrap skirt made of animal-friendly silk. The black and ..
€110,00

6m Cotton black with white Ikat motif

Beautiful, sturdy quality Ikat. Ikat is made by binding the ..
€125,00

Shawl cotton hand painted fish

This cheerful red shawl with a motif of large fish in yellow..
€59,50

Scarf silk flowers embroidered

Wild silk scarf with Nakshi Kantha hand embroidery. Motif of..
€120,00

4m Cotton dabu en blockprint Indigo

4 meters of cotton, bright indigo. The floral motif is appli..
€49,50

Wool cardigan Nali-06 Kimono style

Cardigan made of 100% responsible, animal-friendly produced ..
€149,50

Skirt knee lenght silk hand block print

Airy skirt made of animal-friendly silk. The black-striped p..
€110,00

Stole silk multicolor embroidered

Stole in ivory white wild silk with colorful Nakshi Kantha h..
€275,00

5,5m Cotton Batik Dragonflies

Special fabric of loosely woven cotton with a crackle motif ..
€175,00

3,5m Silk-Cotton Indigo Blokprint

Cotton and silk fabric, ratio 60/40, manual block print, pla..
€75,00

2m Tassar silk golden yellow

Luxurious fabric of wild Tassar silk with a beautiful sheen,..
€50,00

1,9m Eri silk Indigo

Fabric from the animal-friendly Eri silk, dyed with vegetabl..
€125,00
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