Tamaki Niime Organic Cotton Shawls - Large
Organic cotton produces 46% less C02 than conventional cotton, and is grown with far less water and does not release harmful chemicals into our soil, air and water supply. These soft to the touch, unisex, 100% organic cotton shawls by Japanese textile designer Tamaki Niime are large enough to drape like a cape or tie as a voluminous scarf. Due to the lightweight material and airy weaving, Niime shawls can be worn in a variety of different weather without it becoming too warm or heavy. Each unique shawl with their mosaic of different colored threads is never alike another and are considered to be 'one-of-a-kind' wearable art.
45'' W x 72'' L
Based in the textile rich region of Hyogo Japan, Niime scarves are woven on large industrial looms in the traditional style of Japanese weaving called 'Banshu-ori'. This method of weaving was revived by Tamaki Niime back in 2006 after it was effectively made extinct in the mid-80's after being the traditional method of weaving kimonos since the 1700s. Niime brought back "Banshu-Ori" with her line of scarves, and later, a full line of clothing including dresses, loose tops and voluminous pants. In an effort to become ever more thoughtful about her textiles, Tamaki Niime sought to grow her own materials, including the organic cotton for her scarves, and has a working field next to her looms. Today her entire process of making each Niime scarf - from the growing of cotton, to the dying of the thread, to the weaving - is all maintained in 1 place.
100% organic cotton
This item is an "Only One" item. This concept means that each scarf in this photo is a one-off item and there's only one of it in existence with these colors and cut. Tamaki Niime chooses different thread colors for every single "Only One" scarf, so each item is totally unique from other scarves woven within their line.
Machine wash safe on delicates cycle, but place in a net when washing in machine. Line dry only. No iron.