Recycled Kantha Gown

£245.00
Reds
Size: S

Unstructured kantha embroidered gown made from recycled saris by an Indian cooperative. Dropped shoulder, easy, long sleeves. Fastens with a fixed tie to one side. Two bag pockets on each side can be pulled through to the reverse side, allowing the gown to be worn either way. Being made from recycled saris, no two are the same.

Details

Hand wash. 100% cotton.
Made in India by small groups of men and women who work in collaboration with a fair trade organisation that supports them in business and marketing. Being handmade, no two are the same.
Read more about the Making of Kantha.

Size & Fit

Length for size M is 107cm. Easy fit. Below knee.

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Cotton Care Guide

Cotton is a versatile, comfortable and breathable fabric and is easy to look after. At TOAST, we love cotton for its ability to take dye and retain bright colours and intricate prints.

Obtained from the fibres surrounding the soft seed pods of the cotton plant, cotton is a natural and biodegradable fibre that has been used since antiquity. The fibres are cleaned and spun into threads before being made into a variety of fabrics, from denim and corduroy to poplin and twills.

How to wash

Cotton can be washed at 30 degrees in the machine with similar colours. Try to wash your cotton less frequently to maintain the shape, colour, and quality of your garment.

How to dry & store

Reshape your garment whilst damp by holding the side seams together and shaking. Cotton is best dried flat or hanging to prevent the need for ironing. If an item requires ironing, then it is best to do so whilst slightly damp or using the steam setting.

Hang your cotton clothes away from direct sunlight to prevent fading.

Kantha

The kantha cloths, typical of Bangladesh and West Bengal, are an ancient tradition of resourcefulness and fine stitchery. The word kantha itself derives from the Sanskrit for ‘rags’, a reminder of the humble materials from which each kantha is made.

Layers of old, discarded saris and dhotis form the kantha, held together through intricate rows of running stitch. Embroidered stitches unite the multiple layers of salvaged cotton to form an un-wadded quilt, and characterise the kantha with a pleasing regularity.

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