Autoctona Short kimono
Genderless kimono with a short cut and a shawl collar.
Detailed with two side welt pockets covered by a flap created using small leftovers fabric pieces.
The flaps are hand stitched using the leftover Alpago wool threads collected from the looms after the fabric manufacture. The same threads are twisted into two thin braids used to create the belt loops.
To be worn with the flat belt fastened on the front, softly knotted on the back, or loose as an open cardigan.
Tonal muslin cotton lining. Warm, slightly rough and primitive feel.
590 EUVAT included
Product DetailsComposition: 100% Handwoven wool
Lining: 100% Tonal muslin cotton
Colour: Undyed, Ivory tone
Size: One size
Measurements: All measurements are taken on a flat surface from seam to seam.
Shoulder: 63,5 cm
Chest width: 62 cm
Length: 72 cm
Note: Catarina is 1,70 cm
ManufactureEvery piece is made in Veneto, North East of Italy, supporting local craft traditions and productions.
Wool detailsIn its natural undyed color, the wool didn't go through any chemical process or finishing.
Garment JourneyFrom the field, to the fabric and the final garment, I work close to each step of the manufacturing process. This allows me to be familiar with every single detail of the production to then create honest and conscious pieces, always approaching with a sustainable and ‘less waste as possible’ mindset.
1) The Alpago sheep is an autochthonous breed that lives in the homonymous Alpago hills (Belluno). Not long ago next to extinction, nowadays this native sheep is protected and looked after by local cooperatives that together with professionals from the textile industry, aim to support the recovery project of the wool supply chain and transform waste into a resource.
2) Essential to this step is the contribution of Lanificio Paoletti, a wool mill 35km away from the Alpago region, dedicated among other activities to carding, spinning, and weaving this type of fiber. This is where the wool from the field (the shepherd shear the sheep in summertime, between July and August), reaches the mill in soft bales and become yarns, shortening the distance from the origin of the raw material to the place of manufacture.
3) From here, the yarns travel 50km souther to reach a weaving mill that transform them into a cloth using ancient pedal handlooms.
4) The garments are tailored in an atelier based 20km away from the mill, using the models I’ve designed and prototyped in my atelier in Vicenza.
AvailabilityEach piece is produced in small amounts.
CareWash in cold water or using the wool program of your washing machine (30°), do not bleach, vaporate gently, do not tumble dry. Drying on a flat surface is preferred.
During the warmer months, clean and store your piece in a ziplock bag, moth repellent is recommended.
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