You’ll be hard pushed to find a better example of a modern garment that utilizes an ancient dyeing technique alongside artisanal craftsmanship, than the 8 Oz. Indigo Kasuri Loopwheeled Tee from Studio D’ Artisan.
The term ‘Kasuri’ is given to a type of Japanese fabric that utilizes a form of Ikat dyeing to achieve blurry yet intricate patterns. There are many different forms of Kasuri, but they all share a core method where either or both of the warp and weft threads are treated to resist the dye prior to dyeing. When woven together into cloth, the undyed parts of the yarns form patterns that can range from simple splashes or strikes to intricate imagery. In this instance, SDA has knitted the dyed yarn with vintage loopwheel machines, resulting in an 8 oz. fabric with a silky smooth yet substantial hand feel. Just how they achieved such a shimmering Kasuri pattern on circular knitting machines, we don’t quite know!
Made in Japan from 100% full grain cotton-washed once for minimal shrinkage, this tee sports an overall slim fit, finished with a classic ribbed collar.
Available now from Corlection priced at ~$175