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Shibori Pleated Shorts

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  • Pleated short with center front zip and button.
  • Side seam pockets and back welt pockets.
  • Softly elasticated at center back for easy fit and comfort. 
  • 100% cotton and hand-dyed by a Chiang Mai indigo artist using his own method of folding and dipping the fabric into the indigo dye vat which is known as shibori, the Japanese word for tie-dye.
  • Please note that each hand-dyed piece will not be the same. The pattern will be similar to what is pictured, but each pair of shorts is different in depth of color and pattern.
  • Design by THE KINDCRAFT. Read the story of our Maker Collaboration here.
  • Sewn in an ethical setting by local tailors in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
  • Gentle machine or hand wash with soft soap, line dry. Warm iron.
  • Ships from the U.S.A.
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    THE KINDCRAFT X Studio Naenna Collaboration

    The process of turning green indigo leaves into blue dye is magical. While most botanical materials, like wood, are boiled down to create natural dyes, blue indigo dye is created by fermentation. In Northern Thailand, Indiofera Tinctoria leaves are gathered, soaked, and beaten to oxidize the mixture. The indigo paste settles and is collected to use as dye. A live indigo vat must be cared for continually. Cotton yarns are dipped into the vat and with each dip the indigo platelets layer onto the fibers creating a darker, richer blue.

    The Kindcraft worked in collaboration with Studio Naenna in Chiang Mai, Thailand to create two small womenswear collections. Designed to honor Studio Naenna's process of making natural indigo dye, the shapes in our Indigo Collection are minimal with contemporary styling. They are slow-made in an ethical working environment.

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