Expected Delivery: May, 2023
Pre-order deadline: November 10th @ Noon (JST)
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- SDA original 15.5oz. Jacquard weave Denim
- 100% Cotton
- Mud-dyed yarns from Amami Oshima
Relax Tapered fit
- One Wash
4 Button fly featuring Original Studio D'Artisan buttons
Engraved copper male/female rivets
- Original "Amami Dorozome" leather waistband patch
SDA original back pocket stitch
- Also available in Dark Brown
Traditionally in Japan, cotton fabrics were considered an indispensable commodity. Kimonos were not always seen as simply a statement, reserved for special occasions. Historically, Kimono were worn every day through harsh Winters and scorching Summers. As such, clothing was re-used repeatedly and never thrown away. Even when completely worn out, fabrics were carefully stitched and patched back together.
Seeking to recreate the beautiful and intricate patchwork patterns seen in the past, Studio D’Artisan has created their latest “Sashiko Denim” collection. A clash of two worlds, the Osaka OG's have built from the ground up a unique jacquard weave Denim which expresses the distinctive texture of Sashiko garments. Using a combination of No. 6 warp yarns and No. 5 weft yarns, the fabric itself is milled on a specially calibrated Jacquard loom in order to replicate the Sashiko stitchwork.
The art of Dorozome seeps deep into the history of the island of Amami-Oshima, a collection of islands north of Okinawa. Historically, the natural dye (derived from Sharimbai, or wood chips from the Japanese Hawthorne tree), was used to color natural silk, to be used in the production of Kimono.
Blending the function of natural dyes, artisanal craftsmanship, and traditional Japanese dyeing methods, the Shokunin of the small island town of Amami-Oshima, have gone above and beyond in the dyeing of the yarns for each piece in this stellar collection.