Kantha Check Padded Jacket

AUD 860.00
Midnight/Ecru
Size: S

Our jacket is crafted from handwoven checked cotton which is hand kantha-stitched by women artisans who are part of the Sagarika Embroidery group in India. They’re supported by cooperative Sasha, which TOAST has been working with for over 10 years. Cut to an easy shape with handwoven ikat binding at the edges, then finished with patch pockets.

Handwoven checked cotton. Hand kantha-stitched. Back hanging loop. Wristbone-length sleeves. Back topstitched sleeve seams. Patch pockets. Mid-hip length. Ikat bound edges. Front ikat ties.

Details

Hand wash. 100% cotton
Made in India.
This fabric is handloom woven. Weaving irregularities are a pleasing characteristic of handloom woven items and should not be considered a fault.
Made in India from recycled cotton saris, hand stitched together using Kantha needlework – a running stitch typical of West Bengal. The small groups of men and women who make these items work in collaboration with a fair trade organisation that supports them in business and marketing. Because the saris are sourced individually and hand stitched, no two pieces are the same.

Size & Fit

Easy fit. Length: Mid hip. Sleeves: Wristbone length.
Length for size M is 59.5cm.

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Kantha

The kantha cloths, typical of Bangladesh and West Bengal, are an ancient tradition of resourcefulness and fine stitchery. The word kantha itself derives from the Sanskrit for ‘rags’, a reminder of the humble materials from which each kantha is made.

Layers of old, discarded saris and dhotis form the kantha, held together through intricate rows of running stitch. Embroidered stitches unite the multiple layers of salvaged cotton to form an un-wadded quilt, and characterise the kantha with a pleasing regularity.

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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.