Monday 10.30 - 5.30pm Tues-Sat 10 - 5.30pm Sunday Closed
Jaadu is the Hindi word for magic. A treasure trove of lovingly curated clothes, homeware, accessories and jewellery. The essence of the shop is to bring together stylish, distinctive and beautifully made collections that are unusual and unique. Owner Janine du Plessis began her working life in fashion, then trained with Pilates Foundation and became a qualified teacher. She studied Kathak dancing with Guruji Pratap Pawar and made frequent trips to India, where the idea for Jaadu was born.
Style & Quality
Using natural fabrics, hand weaves and embroideries, the Jaadu own brand of clothes and jewellery is teamed with other labels sourced mainly from India as well as new, emerging young designers who are re-discovering the wonderful skills of their heritage. Exquisite khadi fabrics, jamdani, chikan, and shibori tie dyes are translated into modern, timeless garments and accessories that fit perfectly with the Jaadu customer profile; women of all ages with a sense of independence and elegance.
Janine has a close relationship with her suppliers - small family businesses, young designers, social enterprises and female empowerment groups and maintains, as far as possible, a responsible approach to everything produced. She is very concerned with establishing long term partnerships with people who are also conscious of correct ethical practices and safe environmental conditions. You can read more about our suppliers and their traditional crafts, practices and current collections in our Magazine.
SS19 fashion show
About Karuna: "Inspired by Buddhist values, we exist to end caste-based discrimination, poverty and inequality in India and Nepal.
Our work with individuals focuses on education, dignified livelihoods and gender equality, transforming communities and changing society.
Since 1980, Karuna and its supporters have enabled people to overcome caste discrimination, finally gaining their own dignity and realising their potential as human beings. Based in the UK, we work with in-country partners towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals of eliminating inequality, ensuring access to humane and decent work and basic education for all - with no-one left behind."
Visit www.karuna.org to read more.