Tradition's husband and wife team, Deborah Emmett and Riyaz Hakim divide their time between homes in Sydney, Australia and Delhi, India.
Although much of the inspiration for designs, colours and styles for Tradition Textiles' range of scarves, clothing and home furnishings is derived from Deborah's Australian background it is her and Riyaz's love of textiles that brings them both to India.
Since 2003 they have spent time working with traditional textile artisan communities in the Indian states of Rajasthan, Kashmir and Gujarat developing textiles designs. Each community specialises in a particular technique like woodblock printing, crewel embroidery or bandhani tie-dyeing. Often the textile techniques and skills are passed from one generation to the next.