Blinded By Color Project is Journey from the waters of rural India, all the way to your conscious closet. Our genderless resort-wear collections are naturally dyed 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, the land, 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.
Inspired by universal love, we dream of a world 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.
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.”
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 501(c)(3) nonprofit initiative was launched alongside our partners 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 more here.
10% of our sales goes towards the first pilot program: Kaladera Project,
and 100% when donating to the BBCP Rainwater Foundation. Go to Kaladera Project to Donate & 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 naturally created in our studio in Barcelona, or co-created with artisans in India following 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 impact, how we can sustainably grow with our partners or improve along the way.
Fundamentally, early 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 the main textile material based.
Disclaimer: May 2022. We have been informed that the Recycled Cotton fabric used in our current collections have been discontinued due to failing the latest quality inspection. We look forward to the opportunities and collaborations ahead of us.
Water Recycling, and Replenishment
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 rainwater harvesting, recycling and groundwater recharge method was identified
by constructing recharge wells so the water can be reused with an approximate savings of 7.5M L of water x year. The calculation is based on an average annual rainfall 520 mm and a total catchment area (roof area) is 20,000 sq ft 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 natural 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, 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.
We work with like-minded partners, artisans and NGOs in a collaborative, fair trade and transparent way- every step of the creative and development process including cost is openly discussed and implemented together. BBCP assures prepayment policy, we match the "studio" price when artisans work with us directly, review and implement methodologies along the way and support them with price mentoring for international markets. 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 food stains such as over-dyeing in darker colors or mended when torn. 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.