Our carefree jacket is crafted from soft striped cotton ikat which is hand-dyed and handwoven in by artisans in southern India. Cut to an easy shape with dropped three-quarter-length sleeves, then lined with a patchwork of two striped fabrics leftover from previous TOAST collections.
The weavers work under master artisan Bikshapati Kolaan in the village of Yellanki in Andhra Pradesh. He has been weaving for over 40 years, following the path of his father. The cotton yarns are carefully bound and dyed to create the pattern, then handwoven to create a soft fabric.
Soft striped cotton ikat. Hand-dyed. Handwoven. Back hanging loop. Dropped three-quarter-length sleeves. Patch pocket. Side hem slits. Striped cotton lining. Side ties.
Machine wash 30ºC gentle cycle. Body: 100% cotton. Lining: 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. 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.
Size & Fit
Easy fit. Length: Below knee. Sleeves: 3/4 length.
Length for size M is 109.5cm.