Biasha Palazzo Pants light indigo
Worn here with our Original Button-Down.
Also looks great with My Favorite Shirt.
These were inspired by the men's pants of the Miao minority in Biasha village, the last gunner tribe in China. Boys and men wear these pants as a daily uniform, made lovingly by the mother of the family.
Made higher-wasted for women, side pockets are closed with fabric knot buttons. Tactile hand-embroidered stitches follow the seams while cozy hand-spun French seams follow the curves of your body. They follow a zero-waste construction where the full-width of the fabric is used from selvedge-to-selvedge.
Bathed in mountain water and hung to dry in the sun, this piece of clothing has never touched a machine. The fabric comes directly from the earth and is the closest to wearing nature on your skin.
Dipped in natural indigo and hung in the sun to fade, the blotchy effect is characteristic of the small-batch hand-dye process.
The original prototype was made for a Smithsonian exhibition and took two years to perfect. Cate Blanchett, our first client, ordered the full look.
Looks great with sandals or white sneakers.
Fits true to size, take your normal size. For a looser fit, take the next size up.
Those with broad shoulders may take the next size up.
Model is 175 cm/5'9" and is wearing a size Small.
S = size 4 (US)
M = size 6 - 8 (US)
L = size 8 - 10 (US)
100% native seed cotton
We use natural off-white cotton that is grown by the village artisans using organic farming practices.
Native cotton seed can actually grow during a drought. Not to be confused with the water-thirsty GMO cotton seed invented 30 years ago that now makes up 99.4% of cotton production globally.
TIME REQUIRED TO MAKE EACH GARMENT:
Growing cotton: 4 months
Preparing cotton: 3 days
Hand-spinning: 5 days
Setting up loom: 1 weeks
Hand-weaving: 3 - 5 days
Finishing fabric: 3 days
Dyeing fabric: 2 - 14 days
Cutting fabric: 1 days
Sewing: 3 - 9 days
Washing: 2 days
TOTAL = 5 - 6 MONTHS
Seed-to-sewing in a 30-mile radius:
No fossil fuels
Artisans paid a living wage
Each piece was beaten with a wooden mallet to make the fabric extra soft and drapey. It will continue to get softer with each wash.
Don't be afraid of wearing off-white. Since no chemicals were used, the fabric retains the natural oils of the cotton plant. Dirt and stains easily roll off when washed, just like a white poodle after a doggie bath.
1) Hand-wash cold, line dry, or
2) Machine-wash in mesh bag, line dry
Natural dyes will fade and become more beautiful over time. It is similar to how dark blue jeans will lighten with each washing.
For a faded patina effect:
Hand-wash cold, line dry
To keep the original color:
Natural fibers will wrinkle. This shows that it is not blended with any synthetic fibers.
Our garments should be ironed using the highest setting (HOT) with steam.