Last summer, in preparation for our 30th anniversary, I sent a letter to a small group of dosa’s longtime customers inviting them to share with us their most beloved dosa pieces. By October, packages from all over the world had arrived bearing handwritten letters, pencil sketches, photographs, and well-worn garments decades old and disintegrating. Unwrapping each was a surprising rediscovery and tremendously personal to experience.
For our 30th anniversary “reissue” collection, I wanted to celebrate ephemerality but also capture a sense of returning home. For weeks, I reviewed and studied thirty years of archives – mesmerizing color palettes and textiles chronicling all the places I traveled and artisans I met. With every piece of dosa clothing, there is an imprint of me that is passed along, becoming a part of someone else’s story.