The Etta Tunic
The Etta Tunic: 100% natural cotton, handwoven on a traditional standing loom in the Oaxaca Valley by the lovely Mendez family. A subtle diamond motif, inspired by reliefs found at the Mitla archeological site, is woven in horizontal bands throughout this simple silhouette. Designed for ease of movement and beauty in comfort. Jayme is wearing the Jack & Jane Tunic in terracotta, designed to be worn by both men + women. In fact, all AE designs are gender neutral.
The Etta Tunic is completely handmade from start to finish, down to washing and dyeing the cotton thread used to weave the dark blue diamond motif woven into this timeless design. This laborious, multi-step process requires amazing attention to detail, and significant time.
The Mendez family is a multigenerational master weaving family in the Oaxaca Valley. Their impressive history dates back to 1920, with multiple acknowledgments of exemplary status in Mexico and internationally. Read about their family business on the AE journal here.
Care/note: measures 30x38 inches with 9 inch neck and sleeve openings. Due to the handmade nature of this piece, slight variations in measurements may occur. Dry cleaning is recommended, or hand wash in cold water with a mild detergent, lay flat to dry. A warm iron will take out any creases.
NOTE: This item is temporarily pre-order only, please expect a three-five week delivery once the order has been placed. And thanks for your patience.
WOVEN is the AUGUST ETTA commitment to weaving a social tapestry across borders through conscious consumerism. 5% of all AUGUST ETTA profits go directly to Fundación En Vía in support of women in Oaxaca, Mexico where many offerings and commissions for AUGUST ETTA are handmade.