Megan Plant Dyed Handwoven Cropped Jacket - Shadow
The love story behind the making of Megan is about celebrating artisans and safeguarding artistic traditions. With Megan, remember you are wearing generations of culture, art and talent. HANDWEAVING Megan's fabric is an impressive and labor intensive craft that demands time, intricacy and precision of the weaver. One wrong tie can ruin the whole design. We want to keep handweaving alive. Why? We elevate the livelihood of weavers who are mostly underprivileged; it requires no electricity so the carbon footprint is close to zero; and we enrich heritage craftsmanship in the world. PLANT DYEING Megan's handwoven fabric means Megan is made completely from plants. Our dyeing partner in Bali produces the dyes themselves in their home studio from abundantly grown plants in Bali instead of synthetic chemicals, made outside and by machines. We want to keep plant dyeing alive. Why? Good for the health: The by-hand, non-polluting process - from harvesting, extracting, and repeated dye bathing (massaging, marinating and drying) is toxin-free so it’s safe on your skin, for artisans and the earth. It’s demanding - take more time, patience, creativity - but the results are mysteriously appealing. Color variations are unpredictable because they’re affected by sunlight, harvest time, climate, water, even soil fertility. Plant colors are always subdued - compared to the vibrant chemical dyes - and the natural fading over time has an earthy vibe beauty. Good for the earth: Plants re-grow so they’re a renewable, low-cost source.
- Material and Fit
- One size, oversized style. Chest 50 inches/128 cm. Length 19 inches/48 cm Two large front pockets Mother of pearl buttons Made completely from plants 100% Handloom woven cotton: Medium weight, soft, breathable. 100% Plant dyed: Blues from strobilanthes cusia leaves. Reds from sappanwood. Blacks and grays from ketapang leaves. Yellows from mango leaves. Browns from coconut husk.
- Cold wash always with like colors. Eco or gentle detergent is best. Air dry in the shade (not under the sun) or tumble dry low. Dry clean not recommended because plant dyes react to heavy synthetic chemicals.