About the brand
Clothing and Scarves
The Pale Blue Dot has created its own bohemian clothing line inspired by a desire to repurpose high-quality, vibrantly-coloured, vintage silk and cotton South Asian saris. Wear these scarves, or generously-cut tops, bottoms and kimonos to experience the culture of India and participate in a clothing movement that puts sustainability before consumption.
Fabric Gift Wrap
As well, inspired by the ancient Japanese art of Furoshiki for its beauty as well as its positive impact on the planet, we have created our own line of fabric “wrapping paper“ made with fun vintage silk and cotton South Asian saris. Using fabric gift wrap is super-easy and you can participate in a growing trend that supports a sustainable lifestyle.
Innovative Design=Minimal Waste
Together with our New Delhi team, we are striving to be a zero-waste company. Our scarves, children’s clothes, pockets, belts and trim are made from left-over fabric cuttings so that as much of the original sari as possible is salvaged and re-purposed. We believe innovation in design is the ticket to a sustainable future.
Ethically Re-Made in India
Our team found local ethical manufacturers in New Delhi India. Our products are produced by two family-run small businesses. The work environments are safe and clean, and wages are fair and reasonable, and both men and women are employed equally.
Meet our overseas team!
On the left, Aanchal Gupta, the chief designer
Aanchal's tailors who have been with her for over ten years
Monika -- sorts through the saris and decides which fabrics and textures would be best for each type of product they produce
Seamstress, Priya, sorting through the saris before cutting them into fabric gift wrap and scarves.
The team that sorts through the cleaned vintage saris and processes them for re-sale From the left: Ankit, Lalit, Akki
The team that sorts through the cleaned vintage saris and processes them for resale from the left: Shweta (green), Pooja, Aarushi (on phone), Kirti (in black and white), Aarushi (in Orange)
The main shop. There is a trial room where customers can try on their dresses, as well as 1 machine to make small alterations.
Aanchal, the Chief Designer, won the Best Designer Award in India's capital city of New Delhi 2005--a remarkable achievement given the intense design competition in India's garment industry.