Pocket Crew - Batik Stripes

Pocket Crew - Batik Stripes

$ 85.00

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The Process Nails, wood, wax

The process starts with a hand-drawn design, which is then crafted into a stamp made by hammering steel nails onto a wooden surface.

The original designs are dipped into hot wax and then pressed onto 100% organic cotton fabric in preparation to be dyed. We then melt the wax away by dipping the fabric into boiling water once it has gone through the hand-dyeing process, revealing intricate patterns left unchanged by wax’s resistance.

Land

The Land Home to indigo and the finest organic cotton

The Indian subcontinent extends from the Himalayas in the North to the coastal plains of the South. This overwhelming diversity in climates, landscapes, and culture, has provided an extensive palate of vegetable and mineral pigments to Indian dye houses for thousands of years. The etymology of the word ‘indigo’, originates from the Ancient Greek ‘indikón’, meaning ‘Indian’, as the dye from the Indus Valley Civilization was traded with Ancient Greece.

Scientists believe that cotton was first cultivated in the Indus Delta, circa 6,000 B.C. India’s landscapes are highly conducive for cotton-growing, however only less than 1% of cotton grown is pesticide free and non GMO. This stark contrast has sparked all the more reason for the evolution of the Clean Clothes project, dedicated to the production of quality garments in a sustainable way.

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The Craft Indonesian technique adapted for IOAN Clean Clothes

This traditional way of wax printing designs onto garments has been practiced for ages, first originating in Indonesia and following trade and commerce to spread into neighboring regions over time. Already established in India, our Clean Clothes project has been producing high quality garments dyed through a traditional Indian process. Although originally Indonesian, we have adapted the Batik technique in partnership with Master Muhtu in order to develop a sustainable industrial process in Tamil Nadu that combines the Indian coloring technique and honors the Batik tradition to create IOAN Batik. All of our efforts express our commitment to creating sustainable industries that produce superb products in a responsible way.

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The People Mr. Muthu and his family/team

In the southernmost region of the Indian Peninsula, Master Muthu, an expert craftsman has been creating unique woodblock stamps for years, keeping the tradition of wax printing alive. He has a small team of people working with him, but requests to be the only individual stamping each and every IOAN garment printed in his workshop.

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From the land to the finished product, all within a perfect environment, working to bring production back to the original makers.

  • Raw Material: India
  • Processing: India
  • Cut And Sew: India
  • Dyeing: India
  • Labels: India
  • Hang Tag: India
  • Packaging: India