Vietnam, Kilomet109, Vang Jacket
This bold and distinctive interpretation of a classic denim jacket is one of the signature pieces from Kilomet109's latest collection. The remarkable story behind the jacket centers around the traditional fabric methods of two communities of artisans located high in the mountains of Northwest Vietnam. Firstly, the jacket shell is made from a traditional Black H'mong method of stone polished and indigo dyed hemp. The hemp is grown along the hillsides outside the Black H'mong village and then hand woven. Making hemp fabric by hand is a laborious and time intensive process. There is a refined artisanal quality to the fabric we use that just cannot be replicated by modern machines.
The inside lining of the jacket is made from homegrown cotton that has been indigo dyed and hand drawn using beeswax batik by artisans from the Blue H'mong group.
Kilomet109 uses hemp for making jackets because it’s durable yet breathable, weatherproof, lightweight and long lasting. We also rock polish the fabric with beeswax, using a traditional H’mong process called calendaring, that creates a beautiful and unusual shine.
The jacket is designed and sewn in at Kilomet109's home atelier.
This jacket shell is made of hand woven hemp, indigo dye, and stone polished to create an eye-catching metallic like finish. Highlighted with contrasting top stitching and a comfortable fitted cut. Please note the organic dye ensures the color will mature and soften naturally over time. There may be some color rub when new so avoid contact with light color textiles.
Made to order. As all fabric is hand dyed the fabric is subject to seasonal availability and limited quantities.
The jacket comes in sizes XS |S | M| L | XL and follows standard UK sizing. It will take two weeks from day of order to ship.