East x West
SWIATLO is a mission-based international fashion brand based between New York and New Delhi with a passion for handcrafted garments and supporting the women who make them. Our upcycled saree kaftans and Ajrakh blockprinted dresses are stitched by all-womens’ units in New Delhi, India - learn more about our work and impact here.
We believe in unabashed self-expression via uniquely designed and ethically produced small batch collections which can be worn year-round between a variety of occasions and activities in your daily life. We love loose and effortless silhouettes, tie-on kaftans and long flowing dresses to move you through your days to nights with glamour and ease. We love prints and saturated colors- to give you and anyone who sees you that gorgeous rush of “dopamine dressing”.
We want you to feel completely, holistically self-assured in SWIATLO-comfortable and powerful, relaxed but ready for anything and totally unique in your style. You are capable of everything that your wild heart desires. Our garments are designed to help support your confidence and ease of mind while you chase those goals and achieve your dreams.
All of our pieces are handcrafted by two all-women stitching units in North India. As well as fair trade production houses they also function as tailoring, managerial and entrepreneurship skilling centers to ensure the women who complete the training have the resources to either start their own businesses, work at a top export house or become a master tailor at a top designer atelier.
Pre-loved textiles inspire us with the possibilities of their previous lives; stories and experiences we stitch together anew. Each piece is one-of-a-kind. Besides, why not use what we already have?
Handmade blockprint textiles made with natural dyes are our passion. We work closely with individual printers in Ajrakhpur, Gujarat and around Rajasthan.
NEW IN 2022
Introducing colorful woolen capes to both brighten and warm your cold days and upcycled saree dresses in heavy materials with even heavier Zari and embroideries, all stitched by Women Fiber to Fashion supporting and employing survivors of human trafficking in New Delhi.
Shot between the lower east side of Manhattan and the eclectic Lodhi arts district of New Delhi, this disjointed collection of bright colors juxtaposed with heavy black accents explores the designer’s lived experience of searching for connection between two major metropolitan cities.
Embroideries and Zari Galore
Upcycled saree kaftan dresses designed in soft silhouettes draped expertly around the body for effortless glamour and ease of movement as you flow through life. Day to night, season to season. Made with love to help support your confidence and elevate your everyday style.
Each piece is one-of-a-kind stitched from a meticulously chosen vintage saree by Women Fiber to Fashion, an organization supporting and employing survivors of human trafficking in New Delhi, India
POLYCHRONIC 21/22 Collection
Chronemics is the role of time in communication. India, along with most of the global south, is a polychronic culture whereas our hometown NYC is a monochronic culture. Polychronic cultures do many things at once; time is free-flowing with distractions and interruptions as an accepted part of life. Busy roadways with no enforced directionality, people talking all together and savagely colorful textiles clashing and contrasting in the streets. POLYCHRONIC is a love letter to the chaotic beauty of craft, color and the Indian culture in which it is all possible.
Meet Our Blockprinter for POLYCHRONIC: Afzal in Ajrakhpur
What Are Ajrakh blockprints?
The first film in our artisan partner docu-series: an interview with our blockprint craftsman Afzal Khatri filmed in Bhuj, Gujarat. What does it take to make this mystical and intricate textile?
We'd love to hear from you! Please feel free to reach out regarding personal orders, wholesale orders, or simply to say hello.
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Pittsburgh - New York - New Delhi