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Aurea Handwoven Plant Dyed Pineapple Kimono Wrap - PRE ORDER

$318.00 USD
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PRE-ORDER: PLEASE ALLOW 4-6 WEEKS TO SHIP.

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STYLE: Flattering and surprising - who knew pineapple leaves could become this lustrous sheer fabric. Intricately handwoven and hand embroidered in the Philippines, the only place on earth that upcycles fibers from disposed pineapple leaves into an heirloom treasure - all by hand, no harsh chemicals. We imagine you wearing this with offbeat elegance over casual jeans and tee; or with statement sophistication for formal occasions. Refined with two hand embroidered oversized patch pockets and lapel.▪️Collaboration with HABIFAIR in the Philippines which supports emerging and elder weavers who are passionate about preserving the rich indigenous weaving culture.   

Art of Pineapple By-Product: What happens to the leaves after the pineapple harvest? In the Philippines, farmers upcycle the long strands inside every leaf (imagine hair-thin, about 30 inches or 80 cm long) to weave into this wondrous sheer beauty. Dating back to the 18th century, the painstakingly noble hand process - from harvesting to decortifying, scraping, drying, whipping, and knotting - involves over 30 people from start to finish.▪️Women weavers meticulously knot the hair-thin strands one by one for weaving, and complete one-meter weaving in eight hours.▪️Embroiderers count strands to bring the embroidery design to life, and complete a 5-yard embroidery in 3-6 months.

NATURE: Color: Plant dyed in Bali in black 🖤  from ketapang leaves. We enjoy the ancient craft of plant dyeing in Bali for its non-polluting process and extra room for artistry. With no added preservatives and harsh chemicals, color variations create artsy imperfections, and normal fading over time mellows into washed-out look. Care to Last:  cold handwash only with mild detergent and hang wet and air dry; or simply steam with iron or in your shower room to remove creases; do not dry clean as its heavy chemicals mess up plant dyes. 

GIVING:  You become an inherent donor to our school mission.▪️Together we support the livelihood of small artisan communities in Bali and Philippines.▪️Together we advance the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 for a better world.

Fit: One size. FRONT CHEST 36in | 91cm. UPPER BACK 26in | 67cm.LENGTH 51in | 130cm. 

Can we help? WhatsApp +62 817 9767 255   Email: lovestoriesbali@gmail.com. 

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