Azura Designs uses mostly hand dyed and hand-woven fabrics that originate from Central Asia.
Our felt slippers are handcrafted by a small group from the Baytik village in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Most of these women are mothers and grandmothers looking for work to support their families, and our newly set-up workshop provides these women with the training and a source of income.
All our fabrics are 100% hand-woven using an indigenous technique called IKAT. It is a remarkable and complex dying technique that has been passed down through generations, which involves bundles of yarns to be dyed together before weaving them.