Petite Namaste was established in 2013 with the goal of creating beautiful hand block printed products for kids. Co-founder and Creative Director, Yanira Colon, worked in the New York fashion industry until 2010, when her husband got the opportunity to work in India. They moved with their fourteen month old daughter and started their new adventure in the southern state of Karnataka. Yanira immediately fell in love with the beautiful and colorful Indian prints. She was mesmerized by the traditional art of hand block printing, where artisans use hand carved blocks of aged teak wood to create unique designs. While pregnant with her second daughter, she envisioned a baby nursery inspired by the hand block printing art of India. When her second daughter was born she set off to make that dream a reality, embodied in the designs of Petite Namaste.
All of our products are hand block printed in 100% cotton
fabrics. Skilled craftsmen use carved blocks to stamp the
fabric by hand. The process is lengthy and complex.