About Tatsat - A Socially Conscious Store
With a focus on triple bottom line, Tatsat a retail store in Hauz Khas works as a bridge between marginalized producers and markets. Established as ‘Shop with a cause’ in Delhi, it offers most of the products sourced from either NGOs, self-help groups, green producers or budding entrepreneurs.
Uniquely curated, our products include a handpicked selection of jewelry, handmade paper, organic skincare, natural aroma, home decor and handwoven textiles including a wide range of saris, suit fabrics, duppattas and stoles.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Reasonably priced and stunningly beautiful, a Tatsat Salt Lamp is a rich source of negative ions. By lighting the salt crystal with a bulb inside the lamp releases negative ions into the air. Not just the lamp blends well with the environment but it improves air quality and your body’s health. When a lamp is lit, it attracts humidity and the surface of the salt crystal becomes damp. Negative ions build up and then released. Crystal salt lamps bind the excessive positive ions with their negative ions that cleanse the air of bacteria, smog and pollutants. According to Feng Shui and Pranic Healing, Negative ions also benefit asthma patients, people with chronic lung illnesses, and allergy sufferers. Thus it improves learning, memory, and hollistic well being.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
In the next stage, the stitched designs are thoroughly checked and then each thread is painstakingly tightened. An eleborate design can often have upto 200 threads that need to be meticulously tightened.
Checking the tightened piece of Shibori comprises the next essential stage. The checked piece is then dyed repeatedly till the required shade of colour is achieved. In Shibori that's indigo particularly, the stages of dyeing can often go upto 10 to achieve the correct depth of colour. Post dyeing, the piece is scrutinized yet again to ensure that dyeing has occured uniformly. After this, it is opened to rveal the Shibori design. Lastly, the opened piece is fixed using an organic fixer so that colour fastness can be ensured.
Unlike fabric painting or printing techniques wherein a flat surface is esential, Shibori as a craft form focuses on folding, wrapping, twisting or pleating the fabric as a preparatory process. In fact, in Shibori, how well the fabric is prepared often determines how perfect the design would finally appear.