Mola Handcrafted Poncho - Earthy Swirl

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A one-and-only handwoven poncho that reflects what tie-dye is all about - individuality, freedom, hope. Tie-dyeing is loads of fun and freedom but always creates unexpected results and its outcome is always uncertain - but hopeful. And the result is always groundbreaking like this piece, a true symbol of individuality. That's why the only way to wear it is ... just the way aha aha you like it.

We know your friends will be asking so get ready to tell the handcrafting story below.

Nature

100% Organic Cotton: Breathable. Grown without harmful chemicals, leaving the soil, air and water free from contaminates that cause harm.

100% Plant Dyed: Red from sappan wood. Black and gray from ketapang leaf. Yellow from mango leaf. Brown from coconut fiber. Blue from strobilanthes cusia. Green from combo of blue and yellow. Purple from blue and red. Orange from yellow and red.

A Love Story of Giving

The human touch of two teams of artisans using two age-old traditions create this unique fabric. Indigenous weavers use handloom weaving which is the interlacing of two sets of yarn - the warp (length) and the weft (width) using a loom - a wooden equipment that facilitates the interlacing without the use of electricity. It takes about two hours for a one-meter strip to be created; to put it into perspective, the average kimono requires three strips or more. Weavers have to be strong as they engage both engineering skills and creativity. It’s amazing that they inherit the skill from their forefathers and in turn pass it on to their children so weaving can sustain their livelihood. Another team plant dyes the yarns before weaving. Thank goodness plants dyes are healthy to work with. Good for the health: Safer than synthetic dyes as they don't contain chemicals harmful to health. Good for the ecosystem: As plants can be regrown, they’re a renewable, low-cost source. Good for the heart: Plant dyeing is therapeutic; gives artisans permission to be anti-perfect so they can have more room for artistry.

Design

  • Designed to be your edgier and healthier alternative to ponchos - for surfing, for the beach, for outdoor activities and beyond. Fabric produced on wooden looms in the same time-honored way for centuries.
  • Made for longevity and comfort so you can wear it a lot or share
  • Featuring: Midi length. Boxy cut. Groovy hoodie trimmed with old batik. Clean french seams throughout. Of course two side pockets. 
  • Size: One Size. Chest: 58in * 148cm. Length: 35in * 90cm. Model Laura: 5'6" * 170cm.
  • Care for long-lasting plant-dye: Cold hand wash or machine wash with like colors. Use eco-friendly or gentle detergent. Air dry in the shade or tumble dry low. Dry clean not recommended as natural dyes react to heavy synthetic chemicals. Plant dyed colors will fade if left in the sun for a long time and washed in hot water. Mend when torn. 

You become a donor

Every purchase supports a cause as we share 50% of our net proceeds to the community. Together we help underprivileged children get the quality education they deserve at the eco-school we support in Bali. Learn more about our school mission in the blog.

Celebrating Artisans

Plant dyed, cut, sewn the traditional way in home-based family workshops in Bali that share our values for environmental and social responsibility. Learn more about how artisanal techniques work in our blog.

Aligning with UN SDG Goals

We take pride in contributing to at least six of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Goal 4: Quality Education; Goal 5: Gender Equality; Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth; Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production; Goal 14: Life Below Water; and Goal 15: Life on Land.

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