the sheer woven fabric and the wide pattern are distinctive qualities of classic pyjamas. These comforting traits originate from Asia and in particular India, where long before pyjamas became popular in the west, women and men wore loose fitting pants as daywear. The word ‘pyjama’ has its roots in the Indian language Hindi and means ‘leg garment’. In the West, towards the end of the 19th century, when women preferred to wear nightgowns at night, the set of pyjamas first became popular amongst men. Later, the forerunners of the equal rights movement put pants as suitable clothing for women on the map. Soon thereafter in the 1920s women also claimed pyjamas for themselves. Today pyjamas are worn by women, men and children alike and are not only used as nightwear, but also as popular home and loungewear.
Pyjamas so comfy, you don’t want to take them off
An unexpected fashion trend in the summer of 2014 were pyjamas as streetwear. Celebrities like Cameron Diaz, Stella McCartney or Rihanna proudly wore PJs to public events. According to the Wall Street Journal, teenagers increasingly wear PJs or loungewear to school. In many parts of Asia, however, a trend of people wearing pyjamas outdoors already emerged during the 1970s. In Shanghai for instance, it is very common to wear pyjamas for all daily routines. People go shopping, visit their friends and go to a restaurant in their pyjamas. Prior to the World Expo 2010, the embarrassed government of Shanghai, outlawed pyjamas outdoors, sending pyjama-police to the streets to ensure that the no-pyjamas-in-public-rule was obeyed.
Khasto pyjamas for women are loose, two-piece garments that emphasize a plain and classical design. Ideal as luxury nightwear worn to bed or as cozy loungewear in your home. And if you don’t want to take your Khasto pyjamas off before leaving the house, that’s totally fine with us too.
Pyjamas with a Khasto-Feeling
Khasto nightwear represents refined traditional Indian and Nepali textile processing. With three layers of the softest cotton voile, we focus on elevating your sleeping experience. The layering provides for a comfy temperature on your skin and makes the pyjamas airy and breathable. The voile’s delicate texture adds a feeling of cashmere to the pure cotton fabric.
Khasto nightwear is made in India in a workplace with highly specialised people that we consider our friends. Next to providing high quality garments, we also have a strong focus on ethical trading. The individual well-being is for the Khasto wearers and makers alike. We invest in proper working conditions and fair pay for the workers, who in return provide us with their exceptional craftsmanship.
Choose your preferred pyjamas from our collection and experience the cozy benefits not only when you sleep, but also during the day and your private moments at home.