Onam is almost here. One of the biggest festivals celebrated in Kerala; the 12-day-long event is marked with numerous festivities—from boat races to traditional dances and the delicious sadhya.
The traditional attire worn during Onam is one of the customary delights of the festival. This time, instead of donning the synthetic fabric widely available in the market, opt for authentic handloom and khadi apparel instead.
Here are some wonderful options:
Begin your festivities on a positive, traditional note, with this handspun and handwoven white cotton mundu, which, at Rs 400, is a steal!
If you don’t want to mess with tradition, choose the mundu with a golden border, and if you prefer a more contemporary look, opt for the blue-bordered one.
2. Khadi Shirt:
The mundu is often paired with a well-fitting shirt that complements its border. Since you will be wearing a khadi mundu, why not wear a khadi T-shirt too?
This skin-friendly T-shirt, which is handspun and handwoven, and costs Rs 600, will ensure you stay comfortable, come rain or shine.
3. Khadi Saree:
While Kasavu sarees and set mundus are de rigueur for women during Onam, give your celebrations a modern twist by opting for a buttery-soft, handwoven khadi saree, which will keep you comfortable throughout the festivities.
These sarees come in a variety of colours and prints. Choose from the collection by clicking on the ‘buy now’ button.
4. Hemp Kurtas and shirts:
As a material, hemp is exceptionally comfortable, breathable and easily one of the most eco-friendly vegan fabrics available in the market.
Go modern this Onam season and opt for a hemp kurta or shirt. Made from industrial hemp, the shirts come in a variety of styles, and the kurtas are designed specifically to look modern.
5. Handloom Mundu:
This mundu with a traditional border is handwoven with organic cotton, making it a perfect choice for the Onam festivities.
What’s more, by purchasing a handloom mundu from the ‘Desi’ organisation, you will also be helping rural artisans in Heggodu, Karnataka.
6. Hemp Pants:
Industrial hemp is gaining momentum in the sustainable fashion industry. Add a touch of contemporary style to the traditional festivities with this pair of beige hemp pants. The breathable, soft fabric allows you to wear them all day without any discomfort.
Traditional attire is an essential part of Onam, and so are the delicacies and the sadhya. Are you missing your favourite sweets and chips? Get them right at your doorstep with our Onam food collection. Click on this link to explore the ingredients and ready delicacies curated only for Onam.
(Edited by Gayatri Mishra)
Feature image source: Shutterstock.
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