Hand painted batik jacket
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Hand painted kimono-style jacket with three-quarter sleeves
This hand-painted batik jacket is mid-length and made from 100% organic cotton. It is a vibrant and fun addition to any outfit. It is versatile and can be thrown on over workwear or even a bikini on the beach.
I hand paint the fabric myself in my workshop in Nottingham using wax as a dye resist, a traditional Javanese technique known as ‘batik’. I paint hot soy wax onto the fabric in its un-dyed state and let it solidify before dyeing the fabric in navy blue dye that is safe for the environment. The wax cracks during this process and allows streaks of dye to break through, resulting in completely unique, unpredictable and wild patterns over the fabric.
You may be interested in our other kimono-inspired jackets here.
100% Certified Organic Cotton
We make our hand-painted jacket from organic cotton. Organic cotton is more sustainable that regular cotton because the process is based on long-term thinking. 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 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. This resources includes 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
We advise hand-washing this jacket. Drip dry and iron on medium heat. Do not bleach. To waste less water, energy and to make your clothes last longer, wash with cold water, wash 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.
If you are concerned about size and fit, please get in touch and I will be happy to accommodate changes to the design. The female model in the photo is a size 8, is 5ft 6” tall and is wearing the small.
Delivery & returns
This product takes 1-2 weeks to process prior to shipping. For general delivery and returns information, please see our informations page here.