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FAQs

1. What is online shopping?

In simple words, the process of buying goods or services over internet is called online shopping.

2. Why is online shopping better than offline shopping?

Online shopping is better than offline shopping as it comes with the ease of shopping without stepping out, saving your time, fuel and money.

3. Which online platform has the best traditional women wear?

There are many but Pinkshink definitely has an edge with its enviable range of handmade dress materials and sarees.

4. What are handmade dress materials?

Handmade dress materials are the ones that are hand crafted by Indian weavers using traditional skills and techniques like block printing, kamalkari, batik, daabu ec.

5. Why are handmade or handloom dress materials better than power loom?

Handmade dress materials for women be it for salwar kameez or kurtas, come with the advantage of being unique in terms of quality, durability and suitability for all climates. Handmade cotton or silk dress materials are woven with the best quality threads using traditional art.

6. Are handmade dress materials long lasting?

Yes, they are. The beauty they bring with them would force you to maintain them with extra care. You should just wash dark colours separately and dry them in shade.

7. What is block printing?

Block printing or woodblock printing is the process of printing patterns on textiles, usually on cotton, linen or silk, with the help of wooden blocks. Block printing is done manually and hence is a slow but beautiful process.

8. What is Batik?

Batik is a process for making designs on fabric like Tie Dye, Shibori, etc, using wax on fabric to prevent dye from penetrating the cloth. Wax is applied to fabric, followed by the dye. The selected areas of the cloth are blocked out by brushing or drawing hot wax over them, and the cloth is then dyed. The parts covered in wax resist the dye and remain the original colour.

9. What is kamalkari?

Kamalkari is a process of hand painting dress materials with pen using natural dyes.

10. What can be done with the handmade dress materials?

Pinkshink’s handmade dress materials can be used for getting tailor-made salwar kameez, churidars, palazzos, Patiala salwar or even western dresses. One dress material comes with fabric for Kurta, fabric for churidar/salwar/palazzos/pants and a dupatta/chunni. This can be used for making salwar kameez and since it’s a fabric, you can even experiment and get western dresses--long, short, tunics, skirts etc. made.

11. What should I buy-readymade salwar kameez or an unstitched dress material?

If there is no hurry, you should go for an unstitched dress material as you can get it stitched as per your choice, size, taste and requirement.

12. What is salwar kameez?

Salwar kameez is a traditional outfit for women which includes –salwar, which is a bottom wear and is a pair of loose pleated trousers mostly tapering to a tight fit around the ankles, kameez, a top wear or a shirt that can be stitched in various styles, and a dupatta or a chunni.

13. What are churidars?

Churidars are body hugging bottom wears mostly worn with traditional kurtas both by men and women.

14. What are palazzos?

Palazzos are a pair of loose and comfortable bottom wear worn with suits ad kurtas mosly by women.

15. Can suits or salwar kameez be carried without a dupatta?

Yes, salwar kameez can be worn without a dupatta as well. In fact, if you have a dupatta/chunni and you don’t want to carry it in a traditional way, you can wear it like a scarf too.

16. How much fabric is required for a normal adult’s salwar kameez?

The standard dimensions are: Kameez-2.5 meters, salwar-2.5 meters, dupatta/chunni-2.5 meters.

17. Is 2.5-meter fabric sufficient for Patiala salwar also?

With 2.5-meter fabric, churidars, palazzos and regular salwars can easily be made but Patiala salwar requires 3.5 to 4 meters of fabric as it is a pair of pleated loose salwar.