Anika Heritage Ikat Tiered Skirt - Lived-in Indigo

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A one-of-a-kind wearable heritage, with handloom woven IKAT pattern, modernized to be your easy pull-on, uncomplicated skirt.

Nature

100% Handloom Woven Cotton: Known to be breathable due to loose weaving of handlooms, this lightweight cotton is soft, absorbent.

100% Plant Dyed: Red from sappan wood. Blue from strobilanthes cusia.

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

  • Made for fun comfort and longevity so you can wear a lot or share.
  • Featuring: Generous proportions from over two meters of lightweight cotton to give you a flowing silhouette. One tier. Modest front slit. Tier has raw edge. High waisted beauty. Elastic waist. Drawstring for adjustable comfort.
  • Size: One size. Full waist: 29in * 74cm expandable. Length: 36in * 92cm. Model Gita is 5’6’’ * 170 cm.
  • 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. 
  • Variations: There may be slight variations in color consistency. We welcome this as part of the natural beauty of plant dyeing by hand and what distinguishes plant dye from synthetic colors. 

 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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