Ogee Block Print Cotton Top

AUD 195.00
Pecan
Size: S

The joyful pattern illustrating our lightweight top is hand block-printed by artisans in Jaipur, preserving techniques for generations to come. Cut to an easy shape with contrasting striped cotton trim framing the V opening. Shaped with gathers into the neckline and rounded sleeves.

Due to the layers of block-printed colour, each hand-applied, the fabric has a slightly crisp hand feel. There may also be specks of colour outside of the pattern due to this artisanal process. Lightweight cotton cambric. Hand block-printed. Contrasting striped cotton trim. V opening. Back box pleat. Side hem slits.

Details

Machine wash 30ºC gentle cycle. 100% cotton.
Made in India.
Printed by hand using a traditional block print. A little unevenness in colour and design is characteristic of this hand process.

Size & Fit

Oversized. Length: Low hip. Sleeves: Short sleeve.
Front length for size M is 62cm.

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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.

Block Printing

Block printing is a centuries-old craft. Though it might be the simplest and slowest of all textile printing methods, it yields some of the most beautiful results.

The technique demands precision and patience: each block is skilfully hand carved then carefully, laboriously, lined up by eye upon the fabric. It is these human processes that result, inevitably, in slight irregularities. A machine-printed fabric might, by contrast, be perfectly executed, yet it is somehow always a little flat, lacking the inherent liveliness of a hand printed piece.

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