Welcome to Stories Behind Things

Welcome to Stories Behind Things

Welcome to Stories Behind Things

Welcome to Stories Behind Things

Welcome to Stories Behind Things

Welcome to Stories Behind Things

Welcome to Stories Behind Things

Welcome to Stories Behind Things

Welcome to Stories Behind Things

Welcome to Stories Behind Things

Welcome to Stories Behind Things

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Indoi

Taryn Wrap Shirt

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Description

Meet the Taryn Wrap Shirt. It’s made from printed 100% raw unbleached silk, known locally in Pakistan as " Karandi silk". With long sleeves and a wrap around design, this piece can be worn tucked in or out, during the daytime or evening. A staple wardrobe piece that will elevate your everyday.

  • S/M - UK 6-10
  • M/L - UK 10-14
  • XL/L - UK 14-18
Why we love it

Made by hand, these pieces are really one of a kind.

Sizing
  • S/M - UK 6-10
  • M/L - UK 10-14
  • XL/L - UK 14-18

Indoi garments are handcrafted in Maheen’s workshop in Karachi by a small number of exceptional local tailors, pattern cutters, stitchers and embroiderers. Many of these craftsmen have been working with Maheen for over thirty years – like Afzal, Jani and Hanif – and are very much part of the founder's family. Each one takes the utmost care, pride and pleasure in his work, and you’ll often hear Maheen say that her business would never have existed without them.

All of Indoi garments are made from natural fibres such as cottons and silks. These fabrics are durable but like every other gift from the earth, these fibres need caring for. Disposable fast fashion and our fast paced "throw away" lifestyles means we have forgotten how to care for our clothes. These therapeutic rituals of mending, folding and laundering have been lost.

When we think about mindful consumption, cost per use is a way of evaluating whether or not your purchase is sustainable or not. Asking questions like “will I use/wear this piece more than 30 times?” “Will I fix it when it breaks?” “When I’ve finished using it, will I extent the lifespan of the item by giving it to someone I know/charity?” All of these actions will decrease the overall carbon footprint of your purchase.

How do you work out the cost per use? Divide the price of the product by 30! We use 30 as this is the average amount of uses items are thought to have.

Each Indoi garment is made with pride. Their master craftsmen create each unique piece using ancient techniques from the Indus Valley. Their individual passion, skill and expert attention to detail shine through in their work – from the exquisite cut of the cloth to the intricate handembroidered finish. Indoi is an expression of these local artisans, their traditional craft and a rich cultural heritage that we strive to celebrate and preserve in each of our designs.

Indoi garments prioritise the livlihood of their garment workers, they are central to the mission behind the brand. Many of these craftsmen who work for Indoi have been working in the same space for over thirty years – like Afzal, Jani and Hanif – and are very much part of the founder's family. Each one takes the utmost care, pride and pleasure in his work, and you’ll often hear Maheen say that her business would never have existed without them. are handcrafted in Maheen’s workshop in Karachi by a small number of exceptional local tailors, pattern cutters, stitchers and embroiderers. 

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What does Indoi mean?

Indoi is an ancient word meaning “the people of the Indus Valley”, an area which occupied parts of today’s Pakistan, Northern India and Afghanistan. The Indus Valley Civilisation were the largest of the ancient civilisations and used to trade in cotton. The fact that Mallika comes from a mixed heritage background - she is Bangladeshi, Iranian with roots in Burma and Pakistan - meant that she wanted to “reconnect with this heritage and celebrate the people there”. One way of doing so was to give the brand a name which tapped into these colourful cultures and traditions.

Meet the founder

Having worked in the fashion industry for over 10 years in Spain, Indoi Founder Mallika experienced the negative effects of the industry first hand. This marked the beginning of a long personal journey that ended in Indoi - in her own words, “a brand that would tell the story of crafts, of cultures and of the people I have long admired”.