austin jacket in beach stripe
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what better way to launch our first jacket than with stripes and a matching short? it's a set!
fringe lines the back v and sleeves, and of course we added pockets. lined in super soft hand loomed cotton, this lightweight jacket feels oh so good against your skin. it's great for springtime transition weather or to take to dinner on a cool summer night.
our favorite way to wear this jacket is draped over shoulders. or maybe it's over a bathing suite with the matching bodrum short. either way, this jacket is versatile and a summer packing essential.
the yarns are spun by hand and then the fabric is woven on a handloom by a co-op of women weavers in central india. this style of handmade cotton fabric is called khadi, a traditional indian fabric that gives a lofty and soft feel. the twisted yarns that make the stripe is a special method called dindori, native only to the rural region where it is made.
the co-op provides training, childcare and ethical employment to village women who otherwise would have few alternatives, providing great opportunity to these women. this organization also operates a handloom school to further help sustain the dying craft of handloom weaving.
stripe design varies slightly piece to piece.
this jacket is oversized and will fit sizes 2 - 12. expect a roomy fit for a size 2.
care: hand wash cold using gentle detergent, avoid bleach, drip dry. you can use a warm iron to smooth out any wrinkles.
comes packed in a reusable fabric pouch.