Kilol is derived from a Sanskrit word, which means ‘to play’. And, play on many levels, indeed Kilol does! Contained by no boundaries, Kilol plays around with delicate traditional designs to give them a modern interpretation. Also playing with conventional weaves, Kilol sources its fabrics directly from Maheshwar, Bengal, and other traditional weaving centers supporting and championing traditional Indian crafts. In this way Kilol brings together multiple crafts to create contemporary outfits that comfortably fit everyone's lifestyle.
Kilol's retail chain currently comprises of 10 stores (see Showrooms). With our head office and production unit based in the heart of textile traditions - Jaipur (Rajasthan), we also have a wholesale department to cater to individual outlets and an export department to address worldwide demands. We employ hundreds of people around the country and locally in Jaipur, all of whom are involved in various stages of collaborating and making our products. Our in-house design development is something we are also very proud of. It enables us to stay in front of the crowd with our new and innovative block designs while adding to our extensive archives of beloved past designs.
Roughly 80% of all our products are Hand Block Printed using basically the same techniques of 500 years ago when Block Printing originated in Rajasthan. We specialise in Sarees; Ethnic Wear - 3 x piece Salwar-Kameej Suit Sets and we have now introduced 2 x piece Kurta & Dupatta Sets; plus our famed Dress Materials with matching Dupattas and our Kaftans - who doesn't love them? In addition we have co-ordinated collections in our Mix and Match section, Western Wear - a wonderfully curated collection of fusion wear and all our products are available in a wide selection of fabrics throughout the different seasons - Kota Cotton, Tussar Silk, Maheshwari, Chanderi, Bengal Cottons, Khaadi, Cotton Cambric, Cotton Mul Mul, Bizzy Lizzy, Terry Voile - the list is long. And all Kilol fans will testify to the softness of our fabrics and the quality of our stitching. In short - our products include everything to suit the needs of the modern woman who loves her traditions and is on-the-go in an ever changing world.
Home Furnishings - Our HOME section has continued to grow and flourish over the years. We have a large range of Hand Block Printed and Hand Screen Printed bedcovers, cushion covers, pillow covers, quilts and dohars. Plus a great range of Hand Block Printed Towels.
Our hand crafted products have never fitted into the world of disposable 'fast fashion'. Most of our products are Hand Block Printed by skilled craftsman and our entire process, from carving the block, to hand stitching the ends of your Dupattas, is all hand-made. And Chauraha carries these philosophies still further. Handloomed fabrics, delicate block printing, hand stitching and details, details, details - that is the stand out of this beautifully designed brand.
Designed by our recently returned in-house Australian designer, Antipodean plays with traditions by modernising, simplifying and refreshing Hand Block Printing and traditional cuts and shapes. Suitable for 18 year olds to young at heart 60 year olds, the cuts are modern and classic in one and keep style and comfort as the most important needs of today's woman. Antipodean also designs a HOME range of Towels, Bedding, Cushion Covers and Duvet Covers.
Kilol Fabrics Pvt. Ltd. was founded in the year 1986, when Mamta Mansingka took a non-descript garage in Indore (M.P.) and turned it into the start of a dream. With a single printing table and one kaarigar (printer), she turned that garage into a labour of love and created a new approach to Saree design. The fusion of hand-woven borders with hand block printed motifs gave Kilol its identity and thus began a journey of great creative skill and much will and determination.
Promoting hand block printing, empowering craftspeople across India as well as upcoming designers who work in the field of craft and keeping our customers in style and comfort is our USP. With an ever-extending playfulness into the new world, Kilol gets its design strength by blending the old with the new. A dedicated, committed and a strongly united team is the greatest strength of Kilol.