Ly Ta May and Hannah Cowie have created two versatile unisex jackets with the belief that a piece of clothing can have a positive impact and that we should be proud of what we wear. The jackets are made using a zero waste traditional pattern from Ta May’s village in North Vietnam.
This is slow fashion.
The cotton and indigo are grown in a nearby village where the cloth is spun, woven and dyed. The embroidery is reclaimed from old clothes and even the silk braiding is hand-plaited. We aim to celebrate the Mien’s exceptional textile skills and to provide reliable and flexible employment in the community.