There is so much movement on the eco fashion front it is impossible to keep up with and simultaneously thrilling to continuously learn about new and emerging brands. In running this blog, I have the privilege to open my Inbox and receive introductions to brands with style and ethics virtually every day. One such brand who came across my mailbox was OBA. Their spokeswoman first introduced me to the brand with these key details:
"Using a canvas of all natural silk crepes and organzas, these fabrics are hand-dyed in Korea using a traditional method which only employs all-natural fruit, vegetable, and mineral dyes such as persimmon juice, indigo, ash and charcoal. The fabric is first soaked in a bath of persimmon juice and various natural ingredients, then laid out in an open field to dry in the sun, a cycle which is repeated as many as twenty times until the desired color and pattern are achieved. The use of these distinctive dyed textiles is increasingly rare, as this ancient, artisanal method is delicate, painstaking, and cannot be produced quickly and in mass quantity."
As you can see, the purple of the coat I am wearing is a brilliant hue! Specializing in coats, OBA is an abbreviated Korean phonetic English translation to the word 'overcoat.' their new online webstore is filled with various cuts and colors for the perfect spring or fall layer. I'm excited to see how this brand develops and overjoyed at their artisanal roots. #ethical #vegdyed #naturalfibers
Many thanks to OBA for sponsoring this post.