Imperfection - two small holes on the right arm which have been mended (see final picture).
The embroidered jacket was where our story began. This is a reproduction of the traditional Mien men's jacket from Taphin village near to the Chinese border in north Vietnam.
In Taphin, every year a woman will make her own clothes covered in beautiful hand stitched embroidery that tells stories of the Mien culture and connects women to the land, the mountains, the community and their story as Mien people.
Made with our signature handspun, handwoven cotton from north Vietna, naturally dyed in fermented indigo 21 times creating an almost black blue. The jacket is lightweight and embellished with unique hand stitched silk embroidery.
Every jacket is slightly different.
The embroidery is reclaimed from Mien old clothes providing income for as many families as we can, Tamay is careful to select exquisite embroideries from families most in need of revenue at a certain time.
Small-scale production, not certified organic but no chemicals are used.
Naturally fermented indigo dye. Dip dyed 21 times for a deeply saturated colour.
Handwash in cool water. Line dry. Hot iron.
We use ancient fermented indigo. There will be some colour rub when new so avoid contact with light colour fabrics and upholstery.