Nila Rubia

As a small independent family run business, we pride ourselves on supporting local communities and cottage industries in Rajasthan, India. We believe in being true to the ancient traditions and authentic textile techniques used in this region and do not believe in cutting corners to produce quantity.

Sadly the block printing tradition is exploited in the local market and in many fashion houses today. Local factories now produce screen prints in an attempt to copy the original hand blocks, cutting the traditional craft out of the market who cannot compete with their prices. We guarantee all our fabrics are authentically made for Nila Rubia, hand crafted by skilled artisans who are paid fairly, work in good conditions with minimum impact on the environment.

We use azo free non chemical dyes in our printing and natural vegetable dyes where possible. The Dabu mud resist technique uses layers of many natural materials and is completely environmentally friendly. Please click here for more information.

We love to support independent families and local homes in our area in Rajasthan by giving individual artists the opportunity to do detailed work in the comfort of their own homes. Our embellishments, patchwork and applique sewing are often applied through the hands of our lady artists who are keen sewers and are very talented at their work. This is a tradition which is passed down through the generations and work that can be incorporated into day to day life.

Welcome to Nila Rubia

Nila Rubia brings you a stunning collection of ladies wear and accessories created using the art of hand block printing and traditional textile techniques from the region of Rajasthan, India. The pieces are all exclusively designed by Nila Rubia and hand made by a family business which supports small cottage industries and follows ethical working standards to keep these indigenous skills alive.