Cotton Handloomed and Handwoven Lurik Scarf

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"I take sustainable fashion seriously. Organic clothing shoppers can rest easy knowing I design the Sympatico collection with respect for the earth and its people. Each piece is handcrafted in the US using eco-friendly, nontoxic hemp and Tencel to offer years of timeless style."
-- Designer Rose Gerstner, Sympatico founder
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weaver-thumb-4891.jpgLight weight, loosely woven cotton scarf with fringe. Hand dyed and hand loomed by the Kurnia Weaving Community in Jogjakarta, Indonesia. Sizes approximately 22" by 70", excluding fringe; sizes vary a bit. Hand wash in cold water. 

This hand weaving process is largely unknown in the West perhaps due to its humble origins as an affordable fabric worn by rural men in Java. In my visits to Yogyakarta, a Javanese hub for traditional arts, I’ve been happy to find lurik dyeing and weaving is alive and well, providing work while keeping these linear fabric motifs alive.

Created through a series of remarkably painstaking steps, designs always contain striped and/or checked elements for which yarns are dyed in very specific color palettes. The yarns are then carefully untangled and sized before being spun into threads. Working on pedal looms, weavers set up as many as 2700 of these threads to create the desired pattern.  
 

Match your measurements to those shown on the chart, they allow for wearing ease.

  XXS XS S M L XL XXL
Size 00-0 2-4 6-8 10-12 14-16 18-20 22-24
Bust 31-32" 33-34" 35-36" 37-38" 39-41" 42-44½" 45-47½"
Waist 23-24" 25-26" 27-28" 29-30" 31-33" 34-36½" 37-39½"
Hips 33-34" 35-36" 37-38" 39-40" 41-43" 44-46½" 47-49½"

Questions about sizes? Call 541.899.3988

It's crucial to measure yourself to ensure a good fit. Numerical sizes are guidelines but they vary widely from one maker to another. Click here for tips on taking your measurements.

Our sustainable hemp/Tencel fabric blend is easy to care for. To enhance its wonderfully supple hand and keep your clothes looking their best, follow these eco-friendly tips:

  1. Launder in cold water with like colors using an eco-friendly detergent. To preserve original color, launder garment inside out.
  2. We recommend you air-dry your Sympatico clothes to reduce energy consumption.
  3. Because the hemp content may produce wrinkles and develop a somewhat firm hand during laundering and air-drying, tumble your dry clothes in a warm dryer for a few minutes to relax wrinkles and soften the fabric's hand. (Because hemp softens with wear, this step becomes unnecessary as your garment ages.)
  4. Promptly remove clothes from the dryer and let them cool down on hangers.
  5. If needed, touch up collars and hems with a hot iron. To prevent possible shine from a setting that's too-high, iron inside out.
  6. When traveling, roll up your Sympatico clothes then hang them up on arrival. A quick spritz with water will help eliminate wrinkles. (I find spritzing my craft fair inventory on hangers works like a charm for releasing wrinkles that develop during travel.) Hanging wrinkled items in a steamy bathroom is a great alternative to ironing also.

Thanks to hemp's anti-microbial properties you'll probably find that you launder your Sympatico wear less often, reducing the energy your clothes consume.

For more information and eco-friendly laundering tips, see How to Save the Planet - One Washer Load at a Time.