The Aiko Jacket: Cotzal Collection 1
//This is a one-of-a-kind jacket that incorporates supplementary weft brocade from San Juan Cotzal, 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 touch using naturally-dyed and footloom-woven textiles prepared for us by our partner weavers at Lake Atitlán. The result is a cozy medium heavy-weight cotton jacket that is great on its own and layered. Possibly the best part - two generous pockets outside and two inner pockets to keep your valuables close!
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. We have been working together to expand his offerings and improve construction details. After a few tweaks, we're so excited to share this jacket with you! We think it's pretty great, and we hope you do, too.
$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.
Please note that the modeled images are with a different version in the same size.
Length: 28 inches
Maximum shoulder width: 26 inches
One size available fits flexibly like US sizes S/M.
Would you like it in a different size? Let us know - we love working on custom orders! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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