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Hand Embroidered May Flies Silk Shirt

CAD 535.00
Multi
Size: S

Vibrant May Flies pattern is scattered across the front and back of our silk shirt, hand-embroidered by artisans in India. Crafted from lightweight silk to an oversized shape with dolman sleeves, then finished with crochet accents at the tips of the neck ties.

Lightweight silk. Oversized shape. Hand-embroidered May Flies pattern. Gathered neck and cuffs. Neck ties, crochet accents. Dolman sleeves. Curved hem. Small side hem slits. Mid-hip length. Mother-of-pearl buttons.

Details

Dry clean only. 100% silk.
Made in India.
Created using a combination of artisanal craft and modern techniques, in line with our vision to help preserve traditional methods.
Fine hand embroidery is very delicate. Please protect the item from jewellery or other sharp objects that may pull the threads.

Size & Fit

Easy fit. Length: Mid hip. Sleeve: Short sleeve.
Studio model Nova is 5ft 9in/175cm tall and is wearing a size XS.

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Silk Care Guide

Silk is a luxurious and fine yet strong fabric with a natural sheen. Discovered in China, the oldest example of silk dates back to over 8,000 years ago. It was once reserved for emperors and the elite, and was initially used as currency as well as clothing. Different colours of dyed silk were used to differentiate status and societal roles.

Silk is produced by many insects, but it is mainly made by the Bombyx ‘silk’ moth. Ironically, the silk moth is closely related to the same type of moth that can cause havoc and damage to our most precious silk garments and collections.

The farming of silk, known as sericulture, has been practiced for thousands of years, predominantly in China where the production process was long guarded as a national secret. At TOAST, we like silk for its luxurious hand feel and for its ability to keep you warm in winter and cool in summer.

How to wash

Silk is a very delicate fabric that should be cleaned with care and attention. We recommend that our silk is dry cleaned, and that the care labels are carefully followed.

If the care label suggests handwashing, do so with cool water and with a mild liquid detergent, rather than powder. Silk should never be soaked in water for longer than five minutes.

When handwashing, the water used must be cool as heat can damage the silk, shrink it and alter the texture. Rinse through thoroughly with fresh water.

How to dry & store

Silk should be left to dry in the open air and away from direct sunlight, as this can damage the fibres and cause the colour to fade.

Should your garment require ironing, do so with the garment inside out, on a low temperature and do not use steam.

It is best to hang your silk up. Try not to keep your silk garments in plastic covers, as these can harbour heat and moisture. Store in a dry place and use canvas garment bags where possible. Be careful of snagging your silk on jewellery or zips.