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ban inoue : kaya jacket in carbon

$188.00

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With dropped, bracelet length sleeves, straight sides, and two topstitched patch pockets, this lightweight jacket has a boxy cut, softened by the drape of its fabric. The buttonless opening may be shrugged on for a casual summer layer, and the clean collarless neckline makes the perfect foil for a light scarf or statement neckpiece.

made in Japan

colour : carbon
materials : 100% cotton

measurements : 
• length 62cm
• width 77cm
• sleeve length 66cm

one size

washing & care : this fine, net-like textile is woven from pure cotton and stiffened with natural plant starches for presentation. You can expect its texture to become incredibly soft and waffle-ish with wear and washing, as shown in the last picture. Kaya can be machine washed in cold water on a gentle cycle (a laundry bag will help prevent snags) but should not be tumble dried.

Ban Inoue

From the beautiful ancient capital Nara, Ban Inoue make breathable garments in simple styles, allowing the soft texture and natural comfort of their textiles to take focus. Still traditionally woven to this day, kaya is renowned in Japan for a beauty of near spiritual quality, inspiring poetry and ukiyo-e woodblock prints of the Edo period. Today, Ban Inoue wish to preserve the gentle aesthetic and practical properties of kaya cloth with their effortless and naturally comfortable clothing.