We find good quality denim jackets and then add Thai, Indian, Nepalese, Indonesian or Moroccan embroidery to them. We have been buying embroidered textiles from these countries for more than 40 years and use only the best quality embroidery from our collection.
Much of the work we use is now becoming very hard to find and very expensive to buy. Some of the embroidery we use is over 50 years old and was made when tribal families had spare time to create such masterpieces. Nowadays, only poor quality work is made for sale to tourists.
Due to the age and the methods of production of some of these textiles, there sometimes imperfections and signs of usage. These are part of the story of each piece and add to its patina.
Every jacket is an absolute guaranteed one of a kind jacket. You will never see someone else wearing the same jacket as yours.
Please be aware that washing jackets with old pieces of embroidery is to be done with a great deal of care. We advise cold or lukewarm hand washing only and avoiding getting the embroidery wet is the best policy. There is no guarantee that old pieces of embroidery are in any way colour fast and they will probably run if washed, especially if just thrown into a washing machine along with other clothes. Please take the utmost care. See our page on Cleaning Techniques, which is about museum quality care, but will give you an idea of the issues involved and how to go about cleaning really old embroidery. Jackets with modern Indian embroidery can be treated less rigorously.