August 22, 2018

Next up in our Interview Series we're sitting down with Anja and Susi of Kamala Kaftan, an ethically-sourced clothing line with a sensual twist. Inspired by a love of traditional Indian design and a passion for fair-trade, sustainable fashion, their pieces celebrate feminine energy and is consciously designed with the wearer in mind. Each garment is thoughtfully designed to be a vessel for self-expression and their transparent production process is intended to inspire consumers to expand their perception of the fashion industry. Their tribal ethnic fusion designs are perfect for embracing the bohemian lifestyle and pair beautifully with Criscara jewels!

I hope you enjoy learning more about their brand and their story. XO, Crista

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An Interview with Anja Caballero and Susi Erdos, Founders of Kamala Kaftan

Criscara x Kamala Kaftan - Consciously Created Garments with a Sensual Twist

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Tell us about the Kamala Kaftan brand.

Every piece of Kamala Kaftan garments moves with the air and is based on the movement of the wearer. You can have something freeing for the body and emphasizing it, while still remaining somewhat dignified. Our carefully designed, unique pieces are revolutionary symbols for women’s comfort. The delicate and elegant sheer of the material makes it the perfect getup for a casual day at the beach, or at home; yet can easily transform into a fashionable dress for an evening out on the town! Every piece is liberating from the inside and lets you feel ready to embrace any occasion, knowing the dress accentuates the curves of your shape in the most dignified manner!

Criscara x Kamala Kaftan - Consciously Created Garments with a Sensual Twist

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What is the meaning behind the brand name?

Kamala vociferously stands for primal female energy. She is powerful through her inner beliefs and exudes an aura which is dressed down and relaxed. She gives peace, prosperity and pleasure. Kaftan garments have been documented throughout history and civilization – through the fantasies of Arabian deserts, the mysticism of Indian temples, the regality of Turkish palaces, and the carefree life of the Southern Asian Islands. While the garment has been known over the years under various names, each with their own regional touch, the modern-day “Kaftan” has been renowned through the ages as a symbol of royalty – first conceived in western civilization as a romantic obsession with the idea of exotic otherness. Today, the Kaftan has become a revolutionary symbol for women’s comfort.

"...the modern-day "Kaftan" has been renowned through the ages as a symbol of royalty"

Criscara x Kamala Kaftan - Consciously Created Garments with a Sensual Twist

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What is the inspiration for your designs?

Kamala Kaftan fair trade clothing and accessories are made by the hands of artisans in India and Bali. Every item we sell is an original piece created with consciousness for the mission to support artisans; to protect the environment by using recycled silk saris and natural fabrics; to supply customers with good quality products; and to bring more sophisticated sensuality to life.

Criscara x Kamala Kaftan - Consciously Created Garments with a Sensual Twist

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Tell us about the person who loves Kamala Kaftan. What are a few words that describe their style and vibe?

Simple sensual elegance, self-confident with grace, seeking the balance and live the life that flows.

Criscara x Kamala Kaftan - Consciously Created Garments with a Sensual Twist

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Tell us about you. What was your inspiration to start Kamala Kaftan?

We are two curious and adventurous women, lovers of life and creativity. We’re inspired from different travels throughout India and Bali, and the exotic places, symbols, people, lifestyles and ancient connections to the inner spirit has evolved into Kamala Kaftan – an empowering feminine design driven brand founded to bring consciousness through artisans and inspire consumers to change the perception of the fashion industry.

Criscara x Kamala Kaftan - Consciously Created Garments with a Sensual Twist

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Do you have a favorite quote or mantra you live by?

”You must be the change you wish to see in the world." 

”You must be the change you wish to see in the world."

Criscara x Kamala Kaftan - Consciously Created Garments with a Sensual Twist

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What are some jewelry staples you can't live without?

We love a great pair of earrings!

Criscara x Kamala Kaftan - Consciously Created Garments with a Sensual Twist

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Do you have any tips or advice for styling a kaftan?

Styling the kaftan comes from within! Just let go of all your fear, get ready for the adventures and feel the flow of the wind as the garment moves and dances with you.

 Criscara x Kamala Kaftan - Consciously Created Garments with a Sensual Twist

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So, what's coming up next for Kamala Kaftan that you are most excited about?

Shooting our new campaign this summer and opening our first concept store in Uluwatu, Bali which will feature home goods, clothes, accessories and other travel essentials.

Criscara x Kamala Kaftan - Consciously Created Garments with a Sensual Twist 

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Where can people find your products?

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Photo Credit: Kamala Kaftan


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