The chore coat first emerged in 19th-century France, where it became the daily uniform for laborers, railroad engineers and farmers. The most recognisable, classic jackets we’ve come to know were made from durable cotton drill or moleskin – locally known as Toile de Chine. Fabric mills dyed the jackets with a distinctive rich French benzoate based blue dye – a colour selected as it would mask the dirt and stains from daily work. The jackets were so prevalent throughout France that they became referred to as bleu de travail which translates directly to ‘blue work’. This is also where the term “blue-collar worker” first emerged.
As well as being a tough outerwear piece, the jacket was constructed with functional details like easy-button fastenings and oversized pockets that could store essential tools and objects that the workers would need on the job.
100% Organic Cotton
Indigo dyed 14oz sashiko fabric
Left chest pocket
Twin waist pockets
Once washed (minimal shrinkage)
True to size
Wash cold and hang dry
Made in Japan.
Organic cotton is cotton that is produced and certified to organic agricultural standards. Its production sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people by using natural processes rather than artificial inputs. Importantly organic cotton farming does not allow the use of toxic chemicals or GMOs (genetically modified organisms). Instead, it combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote a good quality of life for all involved.
SASHIKO COTTON FABRIC
Woven with natural white and indigo dyed threads, the sashiko fabric has a raised vertical pattern which will become more beautiful with wear and wash as the indigo fades out. The lower surface will gradually shine out with many shades of indigo, giving off contrast to the vertical stripes.
“Be the kind human” is the biggest mission of you. As you know, we’re always choose the organic materials for less wasted and be eco-friendly to the enviroment. For every item sold of our house brand products, we’ll planting 2 trees with the collaboration of us and One Tree Planted. They are a great organization with a goal and vision that aligns with ours. Not just even send the kindness to Mother Nature, we’ll send 1% of our total sales for the Life Vest Inside. Together, We’ll be partnering with other companies who share our values, awesome customers, and local organizations to have no bad days. We’ll do things like blaze trails, clean up trash, help out on a farm and whatever else our community wants to learn about and participate in. Let’s make inspiring, empowering and educating people of all backgrounds to lead a life of kindness.