Introducing this one of a kind Vivianne Vintage Cotton Jacket front and sleeve with new lightweight cotton fabric on back and cuff – an elegantly crafted piece in collaboration with the natural dyers at East of Pine.
This exclusive jacket features extraordinary battenburg lace throughout including scalloped neckline and double pointed back collar.
This jacket features the dyeing technique of onion skins & rust.
Rust is found in junk piles, abandoned scraps at the side of the road and near our water shores. Printing with it involves a scientific process of oxidizing metal, which creates a lasting orange print on fabric. When mixed with other colours or tannins, it can result in deep browns, greys and blacks. This is one of East of Pines' most unique and technical processes.
Onion skin dyeing is gathered from Emily and Pollys' at East of Pines' homes or found in abundance in the form of scraps in grocery stores. Red and yellow onion skins create varying shades of greens and yellows.
The process includes scouring the fabric, followed by the addition of a tannin, and finally, it gets mordanted. This three-step pre-treatment ensures that the natural dye will hold onto the fabric and that we will achieve the most vibrant colours from the dyed materials. Once the fabric is treated, the onion skins are added in a process called eco-bundle dyeing, which involves scrunching and then steaming the fabric with the onion skins inside. Once the dyeing is complete, fabric is rinsed and hung to dry.
Delicately stylish and sustainable, this jacket is a timeless addition to any wardrobe.
Bust 56" when front edges touch
Length from shoulder to hem 30" front, 34" back
Sleeve length from shoulder seam to cuff 21"
Fabric content: lightweight cotton mull (back) and vintage cotton
Cold hand wash and hang to dry
press if needed or dry clean