I don't know much about hand block print. What should I expect?
You should expect to fall in love with this beautiful textile art and be become a block addict just like us! Genuine block-printed fabrics are printed by hand and by nature are perfectly 'imperfect'. By default they will never look as sharp as machine print, but that's what makes hand block print so special. Our prints can never be replicated 100% exactly the same each time, which is why we do not re-cut or repeat styles. This is not only because of it's hand made nature but also the end results/colours can be influenced by a multitude of things such as the local weather conditions, how long the prints dry in the sun, to the water used and levels of acidity and consistency of dyes. These are all unpredictable conditions that make our prints so beautifully unique and impossible to mass produce. You should expect a unique, slowly crafted, hand made piece of clothing that you can feel great about wearing.
We have done our best to represent our clothing and prints as accurately as possible. Please be aware that computer monitors and phone screens may cause slight colour variations due to being different models and/or individual settings.
What is your clothing made from?
Our clothing (unless stated otherwise) is made from a beautiful high quality flowy rayon that has a soft, cottony feel. It feels so much like cotton that it is often mistaken for it. We primarily focus on clothing that is printed by hand using an ancient Indian method of textile printing called 'hand block print'. This is where motifs are carved into blocks of wood and stamped onto the fabric. You can read more about our process and how our clothing is made here.
What is your sizing like?
Most of our clothing is labelled with sizes Small, Medium and Large. In some cases they will be labelled as S/M and M/L. In these cases the sizes are as follows.
Small (AU 10)
Medium (AU 12)
Large (AU 14)
S/M (AU 10-12)
M/L (AU 14-16)
Often, our smalls will also fit a size 8 and our large will also fit a size 16.
Please see item descriptions for more accurate information about fit and sizing regarding individual items.
How do I wash my purchase?
Our clothing should be hand washed separately in cold water using mild detergent and warm iron if necessary. Please DO NOT soak.
Where are you located and where can I buy your clothes?
We operate out of our HQ based in Brisbane, Australia. We currently do not have a brick and mortar store of our own. We sell via our website and occasionally you can find us at music/folk festivals. We also wholesale to a variety of beautiful like-minded stockists around Australia and New Zealand. You can find our stockists here.
If you have a coupon code, a credit note code or a discount code, these can be redeemed by entering it in the box provided at checkout. Please note that only ONE CODE can be used at a time and cannot be used with any other code. If you have a discount code from signing up to our newsletter please know that Ishani Designs has the right to change the code at any time without notice.
I own a retail store and would like to stock your clothing. How do I do this?
We wholesale our beautiful, hand printed, bohemian clothing to stores all over Australia. If you'd like more information about wholesale please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org One of our team will get back to you.
Last updated 10.4.19