Forte Ikat Wrap Jacket

AUD 575.00
Lemon/Lime
Size: S

The colourful, checked ikat fabric for our Forte Ikat Wrap Dress and Jacket will be hand woven, precisely tied and carefully hand-dyed by master weavers in Southern India, where the technique has been passed down from one generation to the next. The characteristic haziness of the pattern is a pleasing result of this time consuming, intricate process whereby pre-dyed warp and weft yarns are lined up to form the desired pattern. Each Forte Ikat Wrap Jacket will be made to order. Easy, swingy cut with wide sleeves – to be turned back or as you will. Wrap over at the front with a fixed tie to one side. Contrast lining and stitching details at the edges.

Details

Machine wash. 100% cotton.
Made in India.
An age-old and complex technique of patterning cloth, whereby the pattern is pre-determined by tie-dyeing the yarn prior to weaving. The characteristic haziness of the pattern that emerges is a pleasing result of this hand process.
Read more about the Making of Ikat.

Size & Fit

Length for size M is 62.5cm. Easy fit. Top hip.

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Cotton Care Guide

Cotton is a versatile, comfortable and breathable fabric and is easy to look after. At TOAST, we love cotton for its ability to take dye and retain bright colours and intricate prints.

Obtained from the fibres surrounding the soft seed pods of the cotton plant, cotton is a natural and biodegradable fibre that has been used since antiquity. The fibres are cleaned and spun into threads before being made into a variety of fabrics, from denim and corduroy to poplin and twills.

How to wash

Cotton can be washed at 30 degrees in the machine with similar colours. Try to wash your cotton less frequently to maintain the shape, colour, and quality of your garment.

How to dry & store

Reshape your garment whilst damp by holding the side seams together and shaking. Cotton is best dried flat or hanging to prevent the need for ironing. If an item requires ironing, then it is best to do so whilst slightly damp or using the steam setting.

Hang your cotton clothes away from direct sunlight to prevent fading.

Ikat

Ikat is an age-old technique of patterning cloth. The word itself derives from the Malay-Indonesian ‘mengikat’, meaning to tie or bind.

The making of the pattern consists in the precise tying and dying of the threads before weaving. It’s a process demanding skill, patience, organisation and precision yet its beauty, antithetically, lies in the impossibility of perfect execution and the consequent hazy, slightly blurred edges of the motifs.

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