Kala Cotton Vest Desert Lime
The softest light-weight 8ply cotton vest for summer, hand-knitted in the foothills of the Himalayas in Northern India by local women artisans of the region.
Wear layered during the cooler months or as is when it's warmer.
The yarn used is a special hand-spun cotton variety, known as Kala cotton – the original pure old world cotton of India. Kala cotton is indigenous to Kachchh and by default organic, as the farmers do not use any pesticides and synthetic fertilisers. It is a purely rain-fed crop that has a high tolerance for both disease and pests, and requires minimal investment. It is both resilient and resurgent in the face of stressful land conditions.
The yarn is scoured using bio-enzymes and further dyed using natural dyes. Harvested rainwater heated by solar energy is used at all stages of yarn processing.
The dyes used are Walnut Hulls, Sappanwood, Indigo, Turmeric, Mahonia and Myrobalan and have been extracted from natural origins from various parts of India.Each product takes anywhere between 10-40 days to be made depending on the complexity of the design. Please follow the care instructions label to protect this delicate and intricate garment.
Turn garment inside out to wash.
Hand-wash in cold water or machine-wash separately in a wash bag and in cold water on delicate cycle.
Use mild, eco-friendly (natural) detergent soap only.
Flat dry inside out.
Do not bleach. Warm iron only. Do not tumble dry.
Store away from moisture and sunlight and keep folded flat.
To get maximum and long lasting wear from this garment, we advise sizing up.
Please email us with any questions you have about the sizing of this product.