BAN INOUE : boat neck top - caya
With its stepped hem, mid-length sleeves, and classically elegant neckline, this smock has all the makings of a wardrobe essential. Dropped shoulder seams create a relaxed silhouette, and the airy weave layers beautifully over a simple camisole, or under any jacket or cardigan. One of Ban Inoue's most versatile tops, you're soon bound to need more than one colour...
made in Japan
materials : 100% caya cotton
• back length 65cm
• front length 54cm
• width 56cm
• sleeve length 36cm
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.