Printed on medium-weight silk, the Channel Silk Kimono is luxuriously soft on the skin. The lustre of the silk adds a slight holographic feel to the print.
While developing the artwork, Jamie experimented with cloud-like forms of ceramic and glass paints on paper. These experiments were then digitally transformed into the print seen on the kimono:
"Rather than manipulating the paints with gravity, I let the chemicals interact with each other to create cloud-like structures which I had no control over. I wanted the print to feel as if you are very high up looking down through clouds onto an etheric map, choosing where to go next."
~ Jamie House
The creative process resulted in a kimono with a nebulous feel. It's a representation of the complexity of life in the universe, from a tiny microscopic drop of water to the vast galaxy in which we live.
Made in England.
Our silk is supplied and printed by Adamley, a heritage silk printer based in the countryside of Macclesfield, England. Macclesfield is known for its craft of hand-printed silk, and Adamley has been printing with these traditional techniques for over 50 years.
Adamley is a GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified company. All water used in their printing processes is sourced from their own reservoir.
Silk is a natural fabric and biodegradable, though it is worth noting traditional silk production kills silkworms in the process.
The Channel Silk Kimono was manufactured at our local small-batch production studio in East London. Each kimono was made by hand in-studio by their talented seamstresses and cutters.
It takes over four hours to cut and sew just one of our pieces.
You can learn more about the design and manufacturing process in our Creative Process series.
Model is 5'9, wearing a size small/medium.
Our measurements are taken in cm from the products laid flat, from seam to seam.
Our apparel products are shipped in a 100% compostable mailer. After removing the shipping labels, your mailer will decompose after six months in a household compost, or after three months in a commercial compost, leaving no harmful residues behind. Our stickers are also compostable as they are printed with soy-based inks.
Our tissue paper is made of 100% recycled pulp and our comp cards are printed on FSC-certified paper.
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