Simply put, a lot went into this one.
When we saw that our good friends at LA-based Standard Issue were starting to make sweatshirts, we reached out to see if they were interested in doing a small run of something truly special. The end result is a series of one-of-a-kind garments that have passed through many highly-skilled hands to incorporate some of the world's most unique artisan processes.
Starting in Los Angeles, twenty-four ounce American ring spun cotton is cut and sewn into what we feel is the perfect hoodie, then sanforized for a consistent fit.
These garments are then sent to the Indian village of Kaladera to be indigo-dyed in the traditional Dabu mud-resist technique. For this process, the whole exterior of the garment is covered in a clay, tree gum, wheat and lime paste then fixed with saw dust. Once hardened, it is crumpled and cracked and then dipped into a roadside indigo vat and left to dry in the sun. Each sweatshirt is then washed to remove the mud and reveal an ecru and indigo marbled fabric that resembles crashing waves.
After the dye process, artisans in the nearby city of Jaipur hand-embroider and apply the garments' chests with vintage indigo batik patches hailing from the Black Hmong tribe of Northern Vietnam. Finally, the sweatshirts head back to our studio in New York, where each one is hand-stamped in the inside neck with our Bhuti, as well as their size and edition number of twenty five.
Machine was on cold and hang dry.
This garment runs true to size. Size up for a slouchier fit.
Model is wearing size XL.