An essential piece for cooler winds in warmer weather. The cut is kimono style merged with cardigan. The textile is lightweight, thin and soft. Can easily be thrown into a bag in case it gets chilly and is nice to layer as well.
The design is block printed by hand, and the garment is naturally dyed as well. The pattern is inspired by an artful painted Swiss dot.
A precious handwoven textile - it will continue to soften and gain character with wear.
• No buttons
• Lightweight handwoven cotton
• Block printed by hand
PO-EM is a creative collection of handmade textiles & wares by artist/designer Carla Venticinque-Osborn. Collections take inspiration from stories, poems, the hand's work, the animal gaze, storytelling through pattern, utility, and merging old things with new things. Every piece is intent on being genuine, and serves as an ode to the handmade.
Textile process: Far from commonplace, PO-EM textiles are made from homespun and handwoven fibers, and use natural dyes for color. Traditional methods of artisan design are explored such as block printing, weaving and resist-dying. Textile works are proudly made in partnership with established artisan cooperatives and workshops in India, Guatemala and Mexico.
Production & Mission: PO-EM's products are produced via socially and environmentally positive channels of production (natural non-toxic dyes and materials, fair pay, supporting craftspeople-artisans-makers). The world needs more good, it needs to slow down - PO-EM is a designer's attempt to insert thoughtful pauses amongst a fast-paced world via artfully sustainable wares.