Expected Delivery: January, 2024
Pre-order deadline: May 17th @ Noon (JST)
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- SDA Original Heavyweight Flannel Fabric
- 100% Cotton
- One Wash
- Garment dyed in Natural Indigo
- Slim fit silhouette
- Double chest pockets
- Tagua nut button opening
- Side Gussets
First introduced to Japan from China around 900 A.D., the art of Natural Indigo dyeing in Tokushima was popularized by Lord Hachisuka of Awa City in Tokushima, Japan. Lord Hachisuka discovered that the climate in the area around Yoshino River Basin was ideal for Indigo cultivation, a revolutionary moment for Japanese Natural Indigo.
Using a process of fermentation of the Indigofera leaves to develop the paste, or Sukumo,the process of Tokushima Aizome dyeing is unique to the prefecture. Given that the plant-based derived dye is completely naturally occurring, the garments serve as a natural insect repellent due to the scent of Natural Indigo.
Recognized as intangible cultural treasures of Japan, the Shokunin (artisans) responsible for dyeing these garments will dye each garment piece by piece by hand. In order to achieve the light hues featured, each garment goes through roughly 5 dye cycles.
*Model is pictured wearing a size 40. He weighs 59kg (130 pounds) and is 178cm (5’11”) tall.
**Given the hand-dyed nature of these garments, every piece will feature a slight variance in color.