milan blouse in ivory
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we're suckers for a light and pretty white blouse and created the milan blouse to be our go-to all fall. the tussar silk and cotton blend make this ethereal blouse all the more special. the understated elegance and small details in this top are why we named it after the northern italian city.
folds on the shoulders give it an 80s feel and elastic at the cuff allows for a casually puffed sleeve. ivory and brass toned buttons line the front and a raw edge neck ruffled polish it off.
this fine fabric is khadi, meaning the yarns themselves are spun by hand before the fabric is woven on a handloom, giving an organic and lofty feel. this fabric is made from the highest quality cotton mixed with tussar silk to further add to the hand feel. the yarns are delicate and the weave is loose creating an airy fabric.
the unique color and visual texture are a result of the inherent qualities of tussar silk. this silk is also called "wild silk" as the silkworms live in the wild forest and feed freely. their silk is wonderfully imperfect and golden brown in color. silk stripes are seen throughout the fabric, a giving it a beautiful, natural and organic look.
this fabric is woven by women weavers who are trained at a weaving center, and often learn the craft as an alternative to manual labor. their work is meaningful and the opportunity leads to a much better life for them and their families. we love that they receive onsite childcare while at work. this organization also operates a hand loom school to excite youth about the art in an effort to revive this rapidly diminishing heritage craft.
alyssa is 5' 8" and wears a small. semi sheer, although you may not find a slip necessary. alyssa does not wear a slip in photos.
small: 0-4 (bust: 27.5" around; length from tip of collar: 19")
medium: 6-8 (bust: 29.5" around; length from tip of collar: 19.5")
large: 10-12 (bust: 31.5" around; length from tip of collar: 20")
hand wash cold using gentle detergent and hang to dry, or dry clean.
comes packed in a reusable pouch made of recycled fabric.
made in india.