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ban inoue : caya step smock in indigo


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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, stepped hem and minimal neckline, this smock is boxy without being bulky. Dropped shoulders create a relaxed silhouette and the airy weave layers beautifully over a simple camisole, or fine shirt.

made in Japan

colour : indigo
materials : 100% cotton
measurements :
  • back length 64cm
  • front length 54cm
  • width 56cm
  • sleeve length 36cm

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.