BAN INOUE : full sleeve dress - caya
This gently a-line dress has generous volume and seamless, dolman-style sleeves which come to a sculptural gather at the elbow. Due to the light nature of this textile, you might want to layer a fine slip underneath, or simply pop on overhead and maintain your cool while those round you wilt!
made in Japan
materials : 100% caya cotton
• length 122cm
• width 74cm
• sleeve length 58cm
washing & care : This fine, net-like textile is woven from pure cotton and stiffened with natural plant starches for presentation. With washing and wear, you can expect its texture to become incredibly soft, with a waffle-ish character as shown in the last picture. Caya can be machine washed in cold water on a gentle cycle (a laundry bag will help prevent snags), but should not be tumble dried. Reshape while damp and dry flat in shade.
From the beautiful ancient capital Nara, Ban Inoue make breathable garments in simple styles, allowing the soft texture and natural comfort of their textiles to take focus. Still traditionally woven to this day, caya cotton is renowned in Japan for a beauty of near spiritual quality, inspiring poetry and ukiyo-e woodblock prints of the Edo period. Today, Ban Inoue wish to preserve the gentle aesthetic and comfort of caya with contemporary, wearable styles.