Our brand, AdiValka, has a deep connection with, and roots within, Indian apparel and designs and is grounded in the Indic philosophies of versatility and adaptability. When we began, our desire to create contemporary products inspired by the history of Indian textiles, art and culture, ayurveda, yoga and Indic traditions was a driving force. Through our journey, we now find ourselves well on our way to creating our own version of Indian haute couture. 

AdiValka’s designs are inspired by the flowing lines of Indic cuts that have withstood the tests of time and tradition. And, what’s more, they are meticulously crafted to not only meet, but surpass the exacting standards and quality that defines brands like AdiValka in today’s market. Our products are designed to carry the contemporary idiom of fashion while incorporating features that lend themselves to functionality and protection afforded both by the fabric and form of the garment. 

adivalka dhoti pants

Prior to our official launch, AdiValka’s designer and CEO, Manisha Naidu, thoroughly studied the history of Indian textiles and fashion so she could come up with the perfect patterns that would allow people absolute flexibility and functionality, and a comfortable and unrestrictive clothing experience. The initial need that sparked the flame that today is AdiValka, was the vacuum she felt in the market specifically for activewear that allowed one to practice yoga (no matter what the level). This need was what created AdiValka’s signature dhoti pants.

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AdiValka’s dhoti pants are based off the kachche dhoti. All texts and pictures indicated that the garment worn by yogis (especially female yogis) during long practice sessions was, at its core, a piece of cloth wrapped around one’s waist that was draped such that the wearer had completely free and flexible movement.

Depending on occasion, there were variations in the length, style and type of drape that people used. Per our research, the kachche dhoti style was, and continues to be, the most commonly used garment for what can today be termed activewear – think yoga, dance, kalaripayattu, and what have you. 

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AdiValka’s signature dhoti pants are the confluence of the best of Indic tradition and modern fashion, giving you a garment that is not only functional, but also chic, comfortable and that can be worn from studio to street

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