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ban inoue : caya smock with long sleeves in chalk


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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 caya cloth to take focus. Caya is a significant Japanese textile woven from pure cotton with a fine, netted structure, which becomes waffle-like with each wash and wear. Traditionally woven in Nara, it 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 caya cloth with their effortless and naturally comfortable clothing.

With its straight cut and minimal detail, this smock is boxy without being bulky. Dropped shoulders create a relaxed silhouette, sleeves look great softly rolled or loose, and the airy weave layers beautifully over a simple camisole, or fine shirt.

made in Japan.

colour : chalk
materials : 100% cotton
measurements : 
  • length 72cm
  • width 60cm
  • sleeve length 36cm

one size

care instructions : This fabric could show pulls if snagged. Ban Inoue clothing is machine washable but we recommend using a laundry bag to protect against damage. Please do not tumble dry.