Hand-embroidered, indigo house coat

Aug 22 2017

We have paired with artisanal collective in Luang Prabang, Laos to bring you these beautiful hand-embroidered indigo coats.  Super versatile, pair with your favourite jeans or dress up with statement jewellery and an elegant dress. The perfect autumnal transition piece. 

Created by the Tai Lue ethnic group in Laos.  The indigo fabric is made in Nayang village in Northern Luang Prabang province where they grow the cotton and indigo.  Indigo was actually a plant that got its name because it came from the Indus Valley, extending from what today is northeast Afghanistan to Pakistan and northwest India.

The boarder pattern is also woven by members of the Tai Lue group, living in Xayabroury Province.  Everything is done by hand. Weaving, which is done primarily by village women, is often considered domestic work that is not representative of progress or economic advancement. 
By operating on fair trade principles – specifically by providing competitive wages, opportunities for continued learning and professional development – our partners provide village weavers, most of whom are women, the ability to earn a sustainable livelihood for their families and communities. 

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