Who We Are & What We Do.

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Blinded By Color Project is Journey from the waters of rural India, all the way to your conscious zero-waste closet. Our collections are naturally died in our studio or co-created with artisans in small batches at demand, collecting every inch of textile scraps for future one of the kind pieces.
At BBCP, Beauty don't have an expiration time, if your favorite design is out out stock, you'll be notified as soon as it becomes available by clicking on the "Notify me" button.
Slow Fashion is a caring act, an opportunity to reconnect with nature and each other, respecting the art of the handmade process as much as the environment. 
 
Craft is an important source of livelihoods globally, deeply connected to socio cultural traditions, history and identity of the communities in which they are practice. Blinded By Color Project collection requires layers of collective efforts- makers, designers, printers, artists, NGOs, entrepreneurs, everybody involved in the cycle is interdependent on each other and the ecosystem. 
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Inspired by universal love, we dream of a world where culture is celebrated, where waste and pollution is eliminated & ecosystems are healthy and plenty.  We are one with nature and with this spirit we have build our foundation. 
Our goal with our collection is to encapsulate a sense of home even amongst the unknown. We hope you will feel the same sense of wonder and belonging every time you wear one of our pieces.

Read our Manifesto

 
 
 

We operate in support of the United Nations collective action to achieve Sustainable Development Goals 2030

Bagru, Jaipur, India. Travel diaries 2018/19. Photo of Sushila Chhipa of Studio Bagru Workshop, holding her abstract mosaic print in collaboration with Im.printed.
 

“Clean and fresh water is not only essential to food, health and sanitation, but also for the continuation of craftsmanship, culture and traditional livelihoods.” - Mireia Lopez of Blinded By Color Project

Groundwater depletion in India has become one of the most prominent challenges for food and water security only exacerbated by Climate change. 

BBCP Rainwater Foundation nonprofit initiative was launched alongside our artisan partners Bindaas Unlimited, Forrad and Manthan Sansthan, as a collective response to the growing need of freshwater in Rajasthan. India, one of the creative homes of Blinded By Color Project block printed collections. Learn who we are. here.

 
$20 of each Blinded By Color Project piece sold goes towards the community lead Kaladera Project initiative, and 100% funding when donating to the BBCP Rainwater Foundation. Go to Kaladera Project to learn more
Donations are 100% tax deductible
 

Bagru, Jaipur. Travel diaries 2018

 

 

How our collections are made? 

Stellar Screen Print. Barcelona BBCP Studio. 
Our textiles are sourced from 

local recycled pre and post-consumer waste cotton certified by Onecert International, according to Global Recycled Standards (GRS) as the main textile material based or handloom Organic Certified Cotton (GOTS).

They are either naturally created in our studio in Barcelona, or co-created by artisans in India using heritage printing process such us woodblock printing and dabu with 100% natural dyes, tannins and low impact mordants, before being transported to our local manufacturer partners. 
Shivraj Ji working on Dabu pint dyed with Pomegranate rind at WabiSabi Project. Bagru, Jaipur, India. Travel diaries 2020.

We believe that we can learn from what can be measured.

We collect data from different process to learn more about our overall ecological impact, how we can sustainably grow with our partners or improve along the way. 

Fundamentally, estimations of low carbon footprint, water and energy consumption in our collections are a result of concrete present actions such as: reducing our production textile waste to a minimum, and including local recycled pre and post-consumer waste cotton certified by Onecert International, according to Global Recycled Standards (GRS) as one of the main textile material based, as well as Handspun and Handloom Cotton.

Water Recycling, and Replenishment

Although the wastewater generated during the natural dyeing is more safe to manage for the artisans and environment than chemical dyes, it requires approx 3-4 times more water. We estimated an approximate of 30 to 60 L of water to print one Cocoon Caftan, depending of the print and color process. One printer family or one cloth washing unit in Kaladera Village can use between  10,000 - 15,000 L of water per day, most of the water discharged from washing units being wasted. The wastewater recharge method was identified by constructing recharge wells so it can be reused.  Visit Kaladera Project community based & Water Conservation Initiative to learn more.

 

Reducing textile waste

Collections are created in small batches from January to May and re-produced at demand. We collect every inch of fabric scraps for a future handmade zero-waste accessories and one of a kind products. 

Slow fashion is a caring act, respecting the artistry of the handmade process as much as the environment.

We love the imperfectly perfect feel and uniqueness of hand dyes, but it also means that most of the times inevitable unwanted stains or damages happens. To maintain the handmade unique beauty and integrity, each printed panel is thoughtfully inspected at the cutting table, keeping these stained panels aside and find a way to use them in other items avoiding the damages. While also remaking the print to make sure your favorite designs are always available in stock.

 

Manish Ji: master cutter. Blue Skin. Sanganer, Jaipur, India.

Creating together

We work with like-minded creative partners, artisans and NGOs in a collaborative, fair and transparent way-  every step of the creative and development process including cost is openly discussed and implemented together.  BBCP assures prepayment policy and, pricing mentoring as needed, setting up above minimum pricing and system processes to guarantee fair trade across all our partners and artisans. Meet our partners, the teams and collaborators.
 

Join the circular cycle

and learn  How to Care and Compost your BBCP piece at home, once it's reached the end

We hope that you will mend it if it gets torn and find creative solutions for dealing with stains such as over-dyeing in darker colors. But if your BBCP is truly at the end of its life you can compost it in the backyard and watch as it returns to the soil.  It took Zahra 4 month to fully biodegrade inside of her home plant pots
 
Composting vs Biodegradable
Compostable products are all biodegradable, but not all biodegradable are compostable, and they are specifically intended for a composting environment or/and in a industrial facility. 
Although biodegradable materials return to nature and can disappear completely they sometimes leave behind metal residue or may not be able to provide any nutrients when used as compost. Our BBCP Cocoon Caftans are made with all natural materials including the sewing thread and non-toxic processes. That means the whole thing can be composted. In all other items,  the elastics, buttons or other non biodegradable accessories must be removed before composting.
 
Do Not Throw Away naturally made clothes thinking they will magically return to earth by themselves. Keep clothing out of landfills 
 

Zhara Shihabuddin: How to compost your BBCP Caftan

 

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Shakale Houchens and Timur Katz photographed by Evgeny Popov. 

 

 

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