100% SILK x u’s fundraising collaboration box-pleat trouser.
u’s is a self funded, non-commercial contemporary art project space based in Southern Alberta since 2019. u’s grew out of 67 Steps which was a project space founded in Los Angeles in 2017. Building on a relationship that began with 100% SILK’s 2018 show at 67 Steps, we have connected again to collaborate on these Black Diamond College handwoven pants that are an homage to rural art utopias of yesteryear (like Black Mountain College) while also fundraising for u’s future space. All proceeds from the Black Diamond College pants go directly towards construction costs of the new u’s location.
The material for each pair of made-to-order Black Diamond College trouser is handloomed from cotton in a technique traditional to the Volta region of Ghana. Woven in 3" strips and joined by hand by master weaver Bob Dennis Ahiagble for 100% SILK. Since 2003, Bob has been recognized by UNESCO as one of the only living master Ewe kente weavers, championing kente as an intangible heritage product.
Relaxed unisex fit that flatters nearly every body type, with a tabbed zipper closure and side seam pockets.
We will be producing a limited edition of 6 pairs. Please allow 8 weeks from purchase for your item to be shipped.
Size XS: Waist 26", Inseam 30", Length from waist 40"
Size S/M: Waist 28", Inseam 30", Length from waist 40"
Size M/L: Waist 30", Inseam 30", Length from waist 40"
Size L/XL: Waist 33", Inseam 30.5", Length from waist 41"
Model wears size M/L and has a 29.5" waist.
Material: 100% Cotton, material is handwoven in Ghana and sewn in our Toronto studio.
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