Chaya Top - Handspun Handwoven Cotton - Natural


An easy pullover top with a cute boxy fit and a rounded neckline. This piece can be dressed up or down and has a nice relaxed fit. Made from cloth that is as meaningful as it is beautiful; handspun and handwoven kala cotton cloth. 

Fabric made through personal labour is known as khadi - cloth handwoven from handspun threads. Khadi had a central role to play in countering the displacement of family life that took place during industrialization and British colonization in India. It embodies an idea of cultural self-sufficiency with deep roots in Indian identity. This khadi cloth is made with kala cotton, an “old world” indigenous cotton which is adapted to low water requirements and extremely arid conditions. It is ecologically sustainable and makes the most exquisite cotton cloth. 


  • 100% handspun & handwoven kala cotton.
  • Dropped shoulder.
  • Flat felled seams.
  • Sewn at the Maiwa Studio in India.
  • Worn with the Pondicherry Pant.

*Handwoven fabrics may contain slight variegations that are to be celebrated and are a reminder of the hand craft that created the garment.

A Note on Fit:

  • Boxy fit. 


Small: up to 50" around the body / 19" length.

Medium: up to 52" around the body / 20" length.

Large: up to 56" around the body / 24" length.

Model: Sophena is 5’5” bust: 36", waist: 30", hip: 41" wearing a size small.

Model: Steph is 5' 10" bust: 33", waist: 28", hip: 38" wearing a size medium.


Care Instructions: Hand wash only in cool water. To protect the natural dyes and natural fabric you absolutely must use a pH neutral liquid detergent. Roll in a towel to remove excess moisture and hang to dry.

Recommended detergents: Ecos, Eucalan, Tru Earth or a mild liquid detergent no higher than pH 7

- Tru Earth must dissolve completely in water before adding garments to wash


Comfortable, versatile clothing that celebrates natural fibres, natural dyes and hand weaves. Feels great against your skin, while looking effortless and stylish at home or out in the world.

Learn more about handweaves.

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