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Our Story

Read & Bell is Tory Read and Anne Bell

Read & Bell was established in 2010, out of a desire to source gorgeous and authentic hand made Indian textile pieces. The company has now evolved into a small studio designing and making beautiful hand printed and embroidered cotton clothing. We travel to northern India to work with traditional artisans to create this range. To complement our clothing we also source unique, authentic and beautiful lifestyle products which reflect the essence of these colourful and exotic places. We are true collectors. Nothing is mass produced.

“A lot of people would complain about not making clothes in India because they can’t maintain a consistency, but that’s exactly what I love, I love the errors that are made by humans and not by machine.”
– Nili in a recent interview with The Times of India

Tory & Anne Love

Jaipur’s havelis; Rajasthan’s forts; New Delhi’s bungalows; handmade textiles; scouring markets, bazaars, brocantes and souks;  inky indigo;  making things; our shop; our studio;  family and friends; and our passports.

Read & Bell Is

Block and screen prints; natural fibres; hand embroidery; ethical trade; traditional artisan skills; great design; indigo; pom poms and tassels; unique finds and fabulous colours