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The Aiko Jacket: Classic Indigo + Cochineal Red Lines (Long Sleeves)

//This is a one-of-a-kind jacket made with a naturally-dyed and handwoven textile with a slight tweak to make the sleeves longer than the original version.//

Named after Mari's mom Aiko, who helped us with the base pattern for this Japanese-inspired jacket. We've added our own touch along the way - what do you think? The result is a cozy medium heavy-weight cotton jacket that is great on its own and layered. Possibly the best part - generous pockets!

Sewing is all done by Juan Carlos, who was able to purchase an overlock sewing machine in 2020 with all the work from making cloth masks since COVID hit.

$10 donated per jacket sale to Friendship Bridge, chosen by Aiko, since she was so kind to share this pattern with us. The organization works to create opportunities for rural indigenous women in Guatemala.

The pattern does not have defined shoulder lines, allowing for a versatile fit for body shapes small to large. Close it with a pin if you'd like, or just leave it open for a haori-like wear. 

Including a mending kit with each jacket, in-line with this piece's Japanese influence! With a few different textile squares (including the same textile as the jacket) and naturally-dyed cotton threads, we hope for these jackets to be loved and used for years to come as well as mended if needed in the future. When done with care and love, we believe that mending makes garments increasingly beautiful.

 

Measurements:

Length: 28 inches

Maximum shoulder width: 26 inches

One size available fits flexibly, like size M.

 

Care:

Wash separately in gentle cycle with cold water and gentle detergent. Hang or lay flat to dry in the shade. Natural dyes tend to fade with continued sun exposure - we recommend storing naturally-dyed garments away from direct sunlight.

 

Would you like it in a different size? Let us know - we love working on custom orders! Please email mari@kakawdesigns.com




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