GRS & OCS, Artisanal-look, Exclusive
100% Certified Cotton fabrics
Charka fabrics are named after and inspired by the ancient Indian spinning machines
Through this project, we traced cotton history back to the origins: the Indian Charkha, which is one of the oldest known forms of spinning wheels. In ancient times, Indian women used to spin by hand as a part of their daily activity, giving life to precious and elegantly uneven yarns. Yet Charkha is not only a tool, but also a symbol of the Indian independence movement. In fact, during the rule of the East India Company, cotton trading caused Indian farmers and commoners to suffer from poverty. Mahatma Gandhi initiated the Swadeshi movement by taking up the charkha and encouraging the Indians to spin their own cloth, thus making it a symbol of self-sufficiency and freedom, so much that the first indian flag in history had the Charkha etched in the middle. Inspired by this great story, we studied a special multi-count cotton yarn with the same hand-spun effect and beauty, all without renouncing to sustainability. We used our blend of GRS certified pre-consumer cotton and OCS certified organic cotton, giving life to a vast array of artisanal-looking, elegantly uneven and 100% responsible fabrics that, thanks to the many constructions and weavings we developed, are suitable for numerous interpretations and uses.
Charka fabrics are now also available in some innovative and experimental [MOD] versions
Charka [MOD] is the brand new and hyper-cool reinterpretation of our tribute to hand-made cottons. We started from our unique and made in Italy GRS+OCS multi-count cotton yarns, then created some ingenious evolutions of our artisanal-looking and elegantly uneven Charka fabrics. The result is an array of MODified, MODernised and MODish certified cotton fabrics.
Charka fabrics are available in different constructions and weavings
Charka fabrics are made with rare Made-in-Italy yarns used in exclusivity by Manteco
Charka fabrics are luxurious and elegantly uneven
Charka fabrics are a guarantee for great performance and reliability
Charka fabrics are extremely versatile
Charka fabrics are made from cotton, a natural, biodegradable and renewable raw material that can be recycled at the end of useful life.
Charka fabrics are produced within our Manteco System
Charka fabrics are completely traceable
Charka fabrics are made with high-quality yarns, carefully selected and processed
Charka fabrics are made with GRS-certified pre-consumer cotton
Charka fabrics are made with OCS-certified organic cotton
Charka fabrics can be made with BCI-certified cotton