Sitting at the top of the metophorical Sashiko pyramid, sits PBJ's Double Natural Indigo Selvedge fabric. We have seen this quintessentially Japanese weave come in many forms and dye colors, but nothing comes quite as close as the Slub Master's foray into Hank dyeing Sashiko in Natural Indigo. Following up PBJ's initial drop of this incredible fabric in the form of five pocket Jeans, we are delighted to announce the release of the Slub Masters' Type II and Type III Double Natural Indigo Sashiko Selvedge Jackets.
Hank dyeing is a tedious process of hand dyeing the individual cotton threads in a rope-like fashion. The entire process is conducted and regulated by the Tokushima Indigo Artisans who have been recognized as intangible cultural treasures of Japan. Natural Indigo dyeing practices date back nearly 800 years with each generation of shokunin(Japanese for Artisan) honing their craft over decades of training. Continue below to follow the process of creating this coveted fabric.
To help ease the stress of sizing, each jacket has gone through a thorough factory wash process to eliminate any further shrinkage. Given the loose weave of this fabric, you can expect a little bit of stretch at the chest over time.