Our commitment to sustainability is paramount and begins with our approach to design. At LostCity, we follow traditional 17th-century methods to prepare the artwork, print on fabric and embroider. Our products are finished by hand using a four-step process: Thread cutting, washing, checking, ironing. Our fabrics and pillows are hand-washed in mild soap and water, line dried, and ironed with a heavy handheld iron, the old-fashioned way. All embroidery materials and fabrics are sourced locally in Lucknow. Boxes for shipping pillows are handmade in a small shop in Lucknow. Fabrics ship on discarded cardboard rolls. We avoid using plastic for packaging as far as possible.