Our sleeveless jacket is hand-embroidered with kantha stitch on the front side and along the neckline. The embroidery pattern recalls the structures of the Italian Rational Architecture or Architettura Razionalista movement which is the main inspiration behind the collection. Each jacket is unique and the embroidery pattern and colour might slightly different from the picture. The jacket’s padding is made of layered upcycled cotton saaris. It comes with a sash.
Kantha is a running stitch embroidery tradition from West Bengal, India and Bangladesh. The technique is also very similar to sashiko stitching from Japan, whose garment cuts’ tradition also inspired the collection’s silhouettes.
Made of 100% cotton, the jacket is hand-dyed and hand-embroidered at Afterlife Projects, a Kolkata-based design studio with whom we partnered for the collection’s craft pieces. The textile’s irregularities reflect the handmade nature of the entire process and are part of the jacket’s beauty.
Washing instructions: wash delicately by hand in cold water or dry clean