Indigene is a conscious clothing label from Delhi. An open closet with stories untold, one that speaks of and for artisans and craftspeople, of consumers who know how it feels to pay it forward. Lending it form, shape and accent are its storytellers, designers Ruchi Tripathi and Jaya Bhatt, textile design graduates from Delhi’s National Institute of Fashion Technology.

Indigene started with a passion for all things handmade. Translating traditional handcrafting techniques into contemporary aesthetics and styling. Lending a new perspective to that which is “made by hand” and turning it into a larger, yet deeply personal, statement. Indigene clothing is simple, modest yet stylish, keeping the essence of handcraft and fine detailing together, appealing to anyone who is experimental, creative and not bound by social norms and brackets.

Indigene takes great pride in its family of highly skilled artisans involved at several stages of creation. Following an ethical supply chain, it strives to keep intact the real meaning of ‘handmade by artisans’ and ‘ethically crafted’. Each Indigene product goes through several hands and geographies. Each piece of clothing is a compilation of stories.