fair trade handwoven jacket
Oversized organic cotton kimono-style jacket | Short handwoven boxy blazer |Sustainable ethical fair trade handmade cardigan duster
2 in stock
Our Fair Trade handwoven jacket is a beautiful addition to any outfit. It has a lovely floaty drape to it and individual character to the weave. With a kimono-style collar and a relaxed silhouette, we have designed to insert nicely into a capsule wardrobe. You can throw it on over jeans and doc martens for an everyday look, or dress it up for an evening out.
If you are looking for a kimono in a longer style, please see our other kimonos here.
100% Organic Cotton
We make our Fair Trade handwoven jacket from 100% organic cotton that is woven in a female-led co-operative in rural India. It is certified Fair Trade by the WFTO (World Fair Trade Organisation). Moreover, this fabric is spun and woven with little electricity and low-impact natural dyes. The fabric itself is biodegradable under the right conditions (not that you’d want to!).
Organic cotton is more sustainable than regular cotton for a number of reasons. Organic cotton farming does not use synthetic insecticides, fungicides or fertilisers. Healthy soil is instead maintained through crop rotation. This prevents the loss of nutrients into water bodies and so avoids both water pollution and the need for artificial fertilisers. Organic cotton farming also uses significantly less water than ordinary cotton, whereby farmers rely mainly on rainwater. Find out more about organic farming at the Textile Exchange!
The labels we use are made from recycled fabric that is OEKO-TEX standard 100 certified. We also package the product in recycled paper.
A great resource on sustainable fashion is the Fashion Revolution, including information on what to consider when choosing where and what to buy. For example, which fabrics should you look for and which brands are making efforts to make their supply chains more transparent and ethical.
As a brand that value sustainability, we also strive to post informative content on sustainable matters on our Instagram account @fordandguy
You can machine wash our Fair Trade handwoven jacket at 30 degrees C. Drip dry and iron on medium heat. Do not bleach.
To waste less water, energy and to make your clothes last longer, wash at cooler temperatures, wash your clothes less often and don’t tumble dry.
Size & fit
- men with chest size 32-36”
- women of UK sizes 6, 8 and 10
- men with chest sizes 36-40”
- women of UK sizes 12, 14 and 16.
- men with chest size 40-44”
- women of UK sizes 18 and 20.
Delivery & returns
This product is made-to-order and takes 1-2 weeks to process prior to shipping. For general delivery and returns information, please see our informations page here.