our vera shorts, made from luminous handwoven brocade silk featuring a mughal-inspired floral motif in silver zari thread, feature two hip pockets and elasticized waistband. can be worn as a monochromatic set with our vera jacket or paired with your favorite oversized button down. our brocade silk is sourced from varanasi, india, a city renowned for luxury silk, where it is handloomed, handspun, and hand dyed by one generations-old weaving family with whom our partners, the saheli women, work. please note this fabric is very delicate.
fit: true to size. model wears S
fabric: 100% silk. liner is 100% cotton
care: dry clean only
origin: handmade in india
the saheli women community center is a women-run enterprise employing 40+ female artisans in the village of bhikamkor, rajasthan. collaborating with a few small fashion brands provides these women with not only a happy work environment and fair wages, but skill development, health education, and insurance. under the umbrella of iphd india, the saheli enterprise also funds sponsorship for young girls to attend school, holds workshops on female hygiene and health, and runs the only female health clinic in the village. the saheli women have transformed the village of bhikamkor, and, with training and guidance, hope to eventually replicate this project in other villages across india. the word “saheli” in hindi means “female friend,” and it is in this spirit that the saheli women create goods meant to be treasured, symbolic of the power of friendship, respect, gender equality, and fair wages.