Woven in Taiwan
A very new fabric with ancient roots. A heavyweight canvas made from washi processed abacá yarns. Abacá is a traditional Philippine fiber also known as manilla hemp. Historically it was used to make rope and turned into a heavy-duty paper which manilla folders and envelopes are made. Washi yarns are a traditional Japanese process were washi paper was cut and twisted into yarns that could then be woven into fabric. Halfway in-between Japan and the Philippines is Taiwan, where the process of turning abacá into washi yarns was perfected on an industrial scale, enabling the creation of something quite different and modern.
The driving force between the fabrics creation was the Swiss bag brand Qwstion who were looking to produce the most sustainable bag fabric possible. Abacá can be grown freely without chemicals and produces a strong, durable and lightweight yarn with a cool touch that cleanly biodegrades at the end of its lifecycle. Durable enough to make into bags, but comfortable enough to wear.
Fabric runs slightly small. If in-between sizes, size up
Garment measurements in inches, measured flat
Torey weighs 160 lbs is 6'1" tall and wears size 32 in Washed Black.
Made with Washiabaca Canvas
Total weight of 770g (size 32)
Made in New York City with Taiwanese fabric
Experiment 266 - Washiworks
- Hidden shank closure
- Discrete rear dime pocket
- Machine wash warm and tumble dry low. Do not bleach.