Coe Textiles is a fashion label created by Amanda Coe. She studied fashion and textiles at the Rhode Island School of Design. Shortly after graduating she moved to India and now lives and works in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Amanda rides her motorbike to the village of Bagru twice a week, where for 400 years the village’s Chippa community has specialized in hand block printed fabrics made from natural dyes.
Amanda works closely with the printers to learn, experiment, and push the boundaries of block printing. She infuses traditional print techniques with her artistic practice to bring craft to a new audience.
The driving force behind Coe Textiles is a desire to create fashion with a low environmental and human impact. In the face of globalization, traditional craftsmen have become increasingly marginalized. Coe Textiles helps to employ block printers in the village of Bagru, India, where printing has been the main source of income for over 400 years. Natural dyes are used whenever possible and low impact, azo free dyes are used when not. We work with printers and tailoring units on a personal level to provide transparency and high quality clothing customers.