nantucket handwoven top
the fan favorite nantucket top got a fall makeover-- with handloomed cotton in a heavier weight and a more tailored fit. handmade tassels embellish the neck and an inverted pleat dresses up the back.
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.
made in india. comes with a fabric pouch made of recycled fabric.
hand wash cold with delicate detergent. hang to dry and gently iron if needed.
roomy fit. alyssa wears a s/m and is 5' 8" tall.
s/m: length from neck top edge to hem: about 25.5"; chest: 51" around.
m/l: length from neck top edge to hem: about 26"; chest: 53" around.
s/m best for 0 - 6 and m/l best for 8 - 14.