We are happy to introduce the new "Kusaki zome" collection from Studio D'artisan. It consists of a capsule of limited pieces dyed with the traditional Kukaki zome method. Kusaki zome, fabric-dyeing with plant juices, has been used since olden times in Japan as a way to incorporate the beautiful colours of nature into lifestyles. Kusaki zome has been used for more than one thousand years ago. Pick flowers, leaves, stems, roots and even fruits, extract their colours through decocting, and dye cotton thread.
This 8oz shirt is one of the main pieces of this new Kusaki zome AW22 collection. It has been garment dyed with Sumi, an all-natural dye made of burnt pinewood and used for Japanese calligraphy. As a result, it has a uniquely mildly distressed colour, only achievable through this natural dyeing, that will show impressive fading over time.
Given the labour-intensive process of dyeing in a natural dye like Sumi, only a small production lot of this exclusive shirt can be made.
This beautiful shirt features a distinctive design with western curved front and back yokes and black pearl snap buttons.
Under the slogan of "Reconstruction of great old things", Studio D'Artisan is one of the iconic brands of Japanese denim. Founded by Shigeharu Tagaki and reproducing classics of French and American workwear since 1979, Studio D'Artisan takes pride in having been one of the Osaka 5.
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