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Shorts Chai
Shorts Chai

Shorts Chai

Regular price €219.00 Sale price €179.00

chai (Assamese) - tea

These shorts are hand-spun and hand-woven by our team in Assam and sewn in a small studio in Bangalore. Its yarn is dyed with Assamese tea and a pinch of iron. The silk is called eri silk and cultivated by Assamese tribal communities South West of Guwahati. It is a wild silk and the moth leaves a hole in the cocoon as it has to be empty before it can be processed. Therefore it has a structure which is rather similar to linen. As the weft has numerous yarns, the quality of the fabric is more robust and perfect for pants. No chemicals or pesticides have been used during the process. The shorts have a rather generous sizing, so we recommend to check our sizing chart and if needed, size down. The model wears a size M. 

      • 100% eri silk from Assam
      • windproof and very robust fabric, ideal for any season
      • naturally dyed with black tea and iron
      • farming: 45 days 
      • spinning: 2 days
      • dyeing: 1 day
      • weaving: 2 days 
      • finishing: 4,5 hours 
      • woven in Assam and sewn in Bangalore
Please note: This product is entirely made by hand. Therefore, irregularities in thickness of yarn are characteristic to the craft of handspinning. The fabric and the dye will change over time - the silk is becoming softer and the dyes lighter.  Please cold wash only with mild detergent and dry in the shade. Do not soak. For more information visit: Care