Need something to look forward to after the holiday rush? Then mark your calendars for Feb. 10, 2013, when new kids' line Rayil will begin shipping its beautiful, Indian-inspired wares (now available for preorder). The line is a collaboration between Los Angeles-based entrepreneur Aruna Hatti (the founder of Gnaana, a company that works to connect kids with the Indian culture) and Moutushi Sarkar, a fashion designer based in New Delhi who has worked for Urban Outfitters, Esprit, and Miss Selfridge. Hatti was inspired to create the line by memories of her own mother's beautiful saris and India's rich fabric history.
Each season, Rayil will showcase a selection of India's 300-plus varieties of cotton and silk in a range of kid-friendly but beautifully and intricately constructed tunics, dresses, pants, scarves, and more. For its debut Spring 2013 collection, expect to see pieces made from Benarasi silk from North India, Chanderi silk from Central India, and cotton Khadi, a fabric made popular by Gandhi. While the fabric history is impressive, the designs are even more so. Keep clicking to check out some of our favorites, and take a journey to Rayil's India!