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The Ikat Shirt’s journey into the workplace

A finely crafted piece of art for your wardrobe. Introducing Allen Solly Ikat – a range of traditionally tied and dyed shirts, created in partnership with the Ikat weavers of Pochampally, Telangana. The fabric used for the product is sourced directly from weavers of ‘Pochampally Ikat’ Telangana, which is a Registered Geographical Indication (RGI) of India.

Home to more than 10,000 weaving families, Pochampally has been creating Ikat fabrics for many centuries. The skill, like the designs, has been passed down several generations, and remains as original as ever. Allen Solly brings together this traditional weaving style with contemporary designs and cuts to present a range of shirts for the modern office-goer.

The brand adopted the legendary weaving technique and gave it a cut of its unique DNA. 20 stitches per inch, premium quality interlining for collars, cuffs and plackets, and buttons made of natural wood– the end-product is uniquely traditional and handcrafted, yet exquisitely trendy & contemporary.

What is Pochampally Ikat?

Pochampally in Telangana’s Nalgonda district is a legendary town of weavers, famous for the age-old tradition of dyeing and weaving by hand. Ikat is the name given to this particular technique of tie-and-dye weave. What makes it unique is that it’s not the fabric that’s tied and dyed, but the yarn itself. The warp and weft threads are dyed separately and then woven together to create intricate and beautiful patterns. The Ikat fabric from Pochampally enjoys Geographical Indication status, giving it a pride of place amongst artisanal handcrafted products of India.