Introducing Balika — our recently developed pleated shorts. Our Balika shorts are made from soft Mangalgiri handloom cotton. They’re inspired from the commonly called Iyengar style dhoti. Rest easy as these snug shorts hug you with an incredibly comfortable and flexible fit.
Balika — our pleated shorts for women are from Dhaaga — The Art of Threads. Read more about our collection here.
Fabrics & Materials
From the state of Andhra Pradesh, we have the Mangalgiri handloom cotton fabric. This fabric is notable for its intricate tribal design woven into the cotton along with contrast or golden-coloured checked patterns. Find geometric pattern designs in the border of this fabric, inspired by tribal art work. This stunning cotton comes in a host of beautiful and bold colours that brings an elegant and sophisticated look. This fabric is light and naturally breathable.
We use only fabrics with natural colours. Due to this the colours may vary slightly product to product and might fade slightly with first two washes.
Wash Care Instructions
At AdiValka we work really hard at our craft, to create a product you will love, and so we have developed a specific set of wash-care instructions to ensure that they retain their quality for as long as possible. Our products are all made from hand-loom fabrics, so we recommend hand-wash only with a mild cleanser for these fabrics. Always wash your fabrics with a gentle touch — don’t scrub the garment. Some fabrics will bleed colour for the first one or two washes, so we recommend washing them separately initially. Also remember, per the nature of pure cotton fabrics, you should expect some shrinkage on washing.
For drying, we recommend hand drying the products in the shade, preferably on a flat surface, so that the fabric is not exposed to harsh conditions. And lastly, if you’re ironing the garment, use a low-heat setting.
Do not bleach, dry clean, tumble drying, and use harsh soap agents for these products.
To take extra care, soak them in cold water diluted with salt the first time before washing – this helps with the colour bleeding and in retaining the vibrancy of the colour.
Expect delivery within three weeks of placing the order, unless expedited shipping is specifically requested and paid for.
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