Aiko Jacket Pre-Order: TBD

By bunching up custom orders for one specific product, we can reduce the facilitation time and travel costs required for production quite drastically. This means better pricing for you! Keep checking here to see a new pre-order deal.

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This Week's Pre-Order Deal: Aiko Jacket (Oct 24th - Nov 5th)

This is a very special extra-long version of our Aiko Jacket, making it feel more like a medium-weight cotton Coat because of the length. We love the contrasting pockets and we hope you do, too.

Whether you are looking for a modern classic or a fun color pop, we’ve assembled a collection of our fabrics that we think really shine together. Whatever combination you choose, you really can’t go wrong!

First, choose your base fabric from the drop-down menu. We have three beautiful handmade fabrics to offer: Smoky Ikat, Two Shades of Indigo, and Indigo Cochineal Stripe. Next, choose your pockets! The fabrics available are: Cochineal (with small ikat bits), Fuego Ikat, Agua Ikat, and Indigo Diamonds.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with. If there is a different combination of the textiles you see here that you would be interested to create your jacket with, just send us an email at hello@kakawdesigns.com and we will do our best to accommodate.

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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. Two oversized outer pockets are practical for everyday wear. We've even added an inner hidden pocket.

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?

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.

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 the original pattern with us. The organization works to create opportunities for rural indigenous women in Guatemala.

Please allow three weeks after the last day of pre-order for production.

This item ships from Guatemala. All sales are final for custom orders.

Measurements:

Length: 34 inches

Maximum shoulder width: 24 inches

One size available fits flexibly like US size M; can be worn S-L.

Material: 100% naturally-dyed cotton, handwoven on foot loom.

Care: Wash separately in a 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.

 

 




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