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Cozy Fall Jackets -- Stop by at one of our Pop-Ups for Your Holiday Shopping!

October 31, 2018

Cozy Fall Jackets -- Stop by at one of our Pop-Ups for Your Holiday Shopping!

A quilted jacket for fall is so cozy, perfect for taking the chill out of a fall day.

Mehera Shaw’s quilted jackets—like this Nepali-style wrap in taupe—provide not only warmth but a pop of artisan style. The fabric is hand-printed on organic cotton with vegetable dyes, then assembled and quilted in our Jaipur, India facility.

 

Of course, the jackets are the perfect toppers for jeans, a casual business skirt or other western-style garments. But don’t be afraid to mix and match your hand-blocked prints with one another. The trick to mixing patterns is to pay attention to the scale of the prints, and the colors. I’ve used those insights to mix as many as three patterns.

 

  • Use one of the patterns as a neutral. In my own mix of three Mehera Shaw garments, I used the striped jacket as the neutral. Though it has many colors, they blend together—I think of it as an upscale denim jacket. Goes with everything.
  • Mix a small print with a larger print. Oftentimes, the small print almost reads as a solid.
  • Look for prints that have the same combination of colors, even if it isn’t that obvious. It’s like the chords on a piano—as long as they have the same combination of notes, they blend, even when the proportions of the notes are different.

 

Stop in to our upcoming holiday pop-up shop in Chapel Hill for your holiday shopping:

  • November 9-11.
  • November 30-December 2.
  • December 7-9.

Hours are 11am to 6:30 pm. There will be munchies to fuel your shopping. 

Location:

3307 Trice Atwater Road.

Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Just off of 54 West, turn onto Trice Atwater Rd (gravel road) by the pond.  Ours is the first house on the left.  Turn down the first gravel driveway by the hand made, arty garden fence and come around to the back, ground level.  Follow the signs. Please phone us at 919 969 2572 if you need more details.

 

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Fit/Sizing/Care

FIT

Our styles are meant to give room to breath and move.  We use fine tailoring coupled with a relaxed, comfortable fit.

We use a fit guide for each of our styles to provide more information about the fit that was intended.

Slim Fit: a close fit to the body. Regular Fit: a comfortable, relaxed fit with room around the body. Generous Fit: a very loose fit (such as in our oversized blouses) with lots of room around the body for ease of movement.

SIZING

h4XS/ 36

h4S/ 38

h4M/40

h4L/ 42

h4XL/44

h4chest

h435.5 inches/ 90 cm

h437.5 inches/95 cm

h439.5 inches/ 100 cm

h441.5 inches/ 105 cm

h444.5 inches. 113 cm

h44cm extra from body

h4waist

h426 inches/ 66 cm

h428 inches/ 71 cm

h430 inches/ 76 cm

h432 inches/ 81 cm

h435 inches/ 89 cm

h4fitted

h4low waist

h428 inches/71 cm

h430 inches/76 cm

h432 inches/ 81 cm

h434 inches/ 86 cm

h437 inches/ 94 cm

h4fitted

h4hip

h437 inches/ 94 cm

h439 inches/ 99 cm

h441 inches/ 104 cm

h443 inches/ 109 cm

h446 inches/ 1

h44cm extra from body

WASHCARE

All garments have been washed several times during the printing/dyeing and manufacturing process.  

CARE for 100% cotton

We recommend cold water machine wash (up to 30 degrees celsius) with a bio detergent and either tumble dry on low heat or line dry in shade for all of our 100% cotton garments/homewares (except for quilts).  

Iron on reverse side of garment following fabric settings.  

Do not use bleach or stain remover.

Cold water wash and low heat drying or line drying in the shade will increase the life of the garment, prolong the vibrancy of the colors and reduce energy use. Shrinkage on all cottons is minimal, approximately 3%.

Garments/homewares are dyed or printed using AZO free, low-impact, pigment or reactive dyes unless otherwise noted.  These dyes are color-fast, but care should still be taken to wash with like colors to retain the vibrancy of the colors.

CARE for 100% cotton quilts

For quilts with cotton fill, we recommend spot or light surface cleaning only with a damp cloth and mild detergent.  Eco-friendly dry cleaning is also recommended. 

CARE for herbal/vegetable dye items

Vegetable dyes are not colorfast and are specifically marked in the product description.  We strongly recommend that all vegetable dye products be washed once before use in a cold water wash with minimal detergent.  Wash separately. Tumble dry on low heat or line dry in shade.  Iron on reverse side.  Do not use bleach or stain remover.

Please keep in mind that indigo dye does continually fade over time.  This is the nature of true indigo dye and is not a defect, but rather a sign of the 'living' nature of the dye.

CARE for silk and cotton/silk

For our silk and cotton silk garments/homewares, we also recommend gentle cycle machine wash cold water (up to 30 degrees celsius) or delicate hand washing to increase the life of the garment and reduce the environmental footprint from energy use, detergents and water wastage.  

Tumble dry on low heat or line dry in shade.  

Iron on reverse side of garment following fabric settings.

Do not use bleach or stain remover.

Dry cleaning using an eco-friendly service is also recommended.

CARE for linen and cotton/linen

For our linen and cotton linen garments/homewares, we also recommend gentle cycle machine wash cold water (up to 30 degrees celsius) or delicate hand washing to increase the life of the garment and reduce the environmental footprint from energy use, detergents and water wastage.  

Tumble dry on low heat or line dry in shade.  

Iron on reverse side of garment following fabric settings.

Do not use bleach or stain remover.