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A unique soft cotton material, most shades have strands of two different colours woven together to create a striped effect, some natural shades like white and cream use a single colour. We often catalog this material as fibre cotton and internationally it may be classed as a tabby weave. The label might not state cotton, the cottage industry here does not take care when labeling items.
In North Thailand the dyes are hand prepared and applied. From our experience this material can shrink and the colours may run, especially on the first few washes. To reduce shrinkage and colour loss follow the suggested care instructions below.
Measurements - 1 inch (1") = 2.54cm. - The given sizes are approximations only, exact measurements may vary. - The items label may not match the advertised size, Asian labeling can be non-standard and we will often market an item according to European standards. - To compare sizes take a similar item of your own that fits well and lay it flat, smooth it out and make sure it is buttoned or zipped if applicable. Use a tape measure to measure straight across, making sure the tape measure is tight. - You may need to leave extra room for bulky items or for movement. - We generally use the chest measurement to assess a shirts advertised size, but please check all measurements as Asian clothing sometimes does not conform to European norms. - BAck height is from the highest point on the shoulder (not including collar if applicable) to the bottom hem. - SLeeve length is from the top edge of the shoulder (normally at the seam) to the end of the arm. - Yoke is from the top edge of each shoulder (normally at the seam) across the top of the shoulders and back of the neck. The Yoke is not straight across the shirt, it rises up at the back of the neck, passing the prominent neck bone. - A common way of measuring sleeve length is from the prominent neck bone, across the shoulder and down to the end of the arm. This can be calculated from our measurements by adding half the Yoke to the SLeeve length. - Bust/chest, Shoulder, and Arm measurements are obtained by measuring once across and then doubling this measurement.
Suggested care - Hand wash separately in cold or luke warm water. Do not wash in hot water. - DO NOT TUMBLE DRY OR MACHINE WASH. - Do not dry in sunshine, hang dry in shade. - Do not use Bleach or Chlorine. - Do not soak for long periods. - Medium Iron setting. - Hint: To reduce any colour running or shrinkage soak separately over night in one tablespoon of salt and/or brown vinegar dissolved in hot water and then added to a basin of luke warm water. - Some shrinkage is normal for cotton and rayon garments, please allow for this.
We DO NOT support sweatshops! You might be able to find lower quality cheaper pants from large factories with low wages and poor working conditions. Our pants however are sewn by a group of skilled women in the quiet home of our friend in suburban Chiang Mai Thailand.