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Essence & Jihaari's Natural Dye Long Sleeve Crop

$65.00

Heavyweight with a really special handfeel, made from 100% Recycled Cotton 12 singles yarn, giving the fabric more structure than our original Recycled Cotton Long Sleeve

This t-shirt has a cropped, unisex fit with a mid-waist length. 

100% Made in USA. 100% Enjoyable. 99.5% Biodegradable (everything but the label). 

The Indigo is created entirely from plant matter and dyed by hand by Noon Tran. Each piece is unique, and there's a deliberate patina that varies throughout the garment that will further shift with wear, washing, and the way we move through light.

Also available in White and Black.

-Unisex
-100% Recycled Cotton jersey (the first of its kind)
-Made from remnants of cotton collected at the yarn source
-Responsibly manufactured from fabric to finish in South Los Angeles
-Natural dyed with flowers, barks, roots and dyewoods after it’s sewn
-Preshrunk and ready to wear
-Colors may vary from how they are pictured

Essence Harden is a visual arts curator at The California African American Museum and Jihaari Terry is a music producer, DJ, and visual artist. Both are from Oakland, both are obsessed with Star Trek: Next Generation and both are in love with their toddler, Baby O.

As with all EVERYBODY.WORLD contributors, Essence & Jihaari will receive 10% of the sales of their designs.

These pieces have been created with extra care and unrushed time, we recommend the same level of attention to maintain its integrity and maximize longevity. For best results:

-Turn garment inside out and do not soak
-Machine wash cold or hand wash
-Wash separately or with like colors
-Once washed, remove from the machine and give each item a light shake off
- Hang in the shade or tumble dry low, separately
-Avoid hanging in direct sunlight or laying flat to dry
-Use a mild, eco-friendly soap that is as pH neutral as possible (chemical-based detergents may cause color change)

Handle your naturally dyed goods with extra love and care. If you get a stain, run under cold water and, with your hands, gently encourage the stain to loosen from the fibers. Soak the spot with 1-2 tsp of eco-friendly dish soap and cold water for an hour or two, then machine wash cold.

-Measurements are approximate and may deviate 1'' due to variances in the garment dye process
SMLXL2XL
LENGTH20.5"23.5"26.5"29"32"
CHEST19.5 21.5"23.5"25.5"27.5"
SLEEVE24"24.5"25"25.5"26"

Creating dye from scratch is an extremely dedicated and physical process, which is why these colors are more expensive than our year-round garment dye colors. Learn more about working with plants, and the complexities behind natural dye on our blog!

-We offer 30 day returns on this item.
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EVERYBODY.WORLD BY ESSENCE & JIHAARI

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Essence is a visual arts curator at The California African American Museum and Jihaari is a music producer, DJ, and visual artist. Both are from Oakland, both are obsessed with 'Star Trek: Next Generation' and both are in love with their toddler, Baby O.

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'We believe collaboration, adaption, and locality are key elements for our life pursuits.'

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Their first design for the Contributor Collection was a genderless shoe, with a sturdy leather upper and unslippable suede insole.

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Then they created a Big Tote featuring artwork by their dear friend (and Baby O's godparent!), Meg Fransee, whose art also adorns their walls at home.

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'Jihaari and I stay in steady chat so sharing in terms of ideas comes easily. Now, working through differences, can be trying at times, but we both trust each other and ultimately find room for us both to shine,' says Essence.

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Shop their new Long Sleeve Crop in Black and White, and natural dye Indigo.

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Press play on DJ Jihaari's 'Black Peace Strategies for the future of humankind' mixtape series on mixcloud.