Travel Diaries

Travel along. See your Cape come to live
the trip that aligns all 'karigars' to create that one product

MEET THE MAKER

Meet Jabbo - the Dutch filmmaker who came along to India to document KARIGAR's work behind the scenes. After hours of traveling and a day or 2 at the weaving unit he expresses his findings at the rooftop of this Himalayan weaving unit

MEET THE TEAM

Jabbo accompanied Sindhu and Jolijn, 2 (out of 3) KARIGAR co-founders to visit a weaving- and tailoring-unit in the North of India. Art Director Jolijn explains:

“I was intrigued by Jabbo's film-style and his vigorous, truthful and adventurous personality. We decided to take him to India and let him document just what he saw. Seeing our work through his eyes, is an eye-opener, even for ourselves!”

FROM VILLAGE TO CITY

Whereas the weaving unit was situated high up in the mountains, the tailoring unit is located in a different region, bringing a change of environment. Jabbo gives a quick update during an early morning coffee break
HIMALAYA

where rivers flow and sheep freely roam

Jabbo's Choice #1

“This was the first pic i shot that made me really happy. With going on this trip i got the assignment to make videos AND photos. Photography is outside my comfort zone! It was this photo gave me the confidence that by truly connecting with these people i got to see their real face and i was able to capture it with my camera. Behind this happy pic there was a happy Jabbo”

Jabbo's Choice #2

“The place where the artisans were weaving textiles was being renovated so there were builders on the terrain. In general i have a fascination for beautiful handwork that is done with precision, like this wall plastering. The man worked so neat and precise that i regularly stopped to just enjoy his craft”

Jabbo's Choice #3

“With tailor Abed i felt really connected even though we were not able to literally communicate as we didn’t speak each others language. But just in standing by his side for so many hours during the filming we grew a bound. I cherish this connection and therefore i chose this picture”
Shapeshifting Heritage

bringing together the best of 2 worlds

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Elegant. Delicate. Sophisticated.
It’s more than VERSATILE.

FLUID

and flattering. A flowing drape that lets you move, play or stay with elegant ease.

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“Love how gracefully it fits. Makes me feel sexy and feminine!”
Karen Smith, Cape Chelsea

EASY

To wear. To combine. To carry. And oh-so-easy on the skin.

“The single colours make it simple to combine with all my outfits. This gorgeous Cape brings any look together.”
Rianne Polak, Cape Ginza,

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NATURAL

made where rivers flow and sheep freely roam

ALL-WEATHER

handcrafted using lightweight wool sourced from the Indian Himalayas.

Cool enough for summer and perfect for layering up in winter.

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DISTINCTIVE

traditional crafting skills meet refined European design.

Who doesn’t love a versatile garment with the story of hope behind it?

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Meet Cape Uptown

The Cape for now. The Cape for later.

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