At Kaliko we use natural fabrics only. Our organic cotton is GOTS certified and fulfils both environmental and social criteria. The linen that we source in Poland and Lithuania is all natural and unbleached. Read more about the advantages of natural fibres here.
Beautiful colours can be achieved without importing dyes from overseas. Kaliko products are dyed with local plants, collected in Berlin's parks. Because our business depends on nature, available colours change together with seasons.
Botanical dyeing is a slow and often unpredictable process, which makes it so exciting. It takes several hours to several days to extract the pigments from plants. After the dye bath is ready, fabric is added to the pot. It is simmerring for few hours and left to steep overnight.
All fabrics are hand printed in our Berlin studio. Because of nature of hand dyeing and stamping process, all pieces are unique, each one slightly different from another.
We want to support other female-run small business. We are working with local female sewists, who help us with the orders.
Adding strings, tassels, stamping logos... Every product is made from start to finish by hand. This way we can be sure that we are offering good quality products made with dedication and care.