DARK INDIGO RIRKRIT JACKET
Introduce the Rirkrit Jacket. First made for artist Rirkrit Tiravanija, based on an existing and much-loved workwear jacket that he owns. We reworked the jacket in Supima cotton and natural dyes to create a natural and updated version of his jacket.
The Dark Indigo version is the first jacket we developed together and most closely resembles the original, albeit with a sheen and blue that is only possible with natural indigo. The components and details in Rirkrit Jacket are forged for functionality and as a tribute to the traditional workwear jacket. Each jacket's panel is hand-dyed in Sakon Nakhon Indigo by artisans. The panels are then individually cut and sewn with reinforced stitches. The finishing touches of the natural wood buttons and our signature red stitches adorn the back—all come together as the Rirkrit Jacket.
Made by hand with 100% natural organic cotton and dyes from sustainable sources with no pesticide, herbicide, bleach, or whitening agents, and GMO-Free. Hand-dyed in Sakon Nakhon by our Indigo Grandmas.
Sakon Nakhon indigo is naturally anti-bacterial, and anti-microbial, and provides a cooling effect through UV protection. It is a living and breathing dye. This shirt will become your love-worn favorite if you treat it well. As with anything living, it will fade with time, aging gracefully.
Material: 100% Cotton, wooden buttons, 100% Natural Indigo Dye. Handmade in Thailand.
Care Instructions: Machine wash on a cold setting with the same colors, then tumble dry low or hang to dry. Iron on low.
About Rirkrit Tiravanija
Rirkrit Tiravanija is a Thai artist based between New York, Berlin, and Chiang Mai. His practice traverses sculpture, film, installation, public and private performances, teaching, and forms of public service and social action. He has routinely overturned traditional exhibition formats to emphasize social interaction, through the sharing of everyday activities such as cooking, eating, and reading. As platforms for these activities, he has designed architectural structures and interventions, presented both in the gallery and public spaces. Tiravanija’s ability to create environments that reject the primacy of the art object, instead promoting the bringing of people together through simple acts of communal care and the challenging of expectations around labour and virtuosity, has resulted in his recognition as one of the most influential artists of his generation.
Tiravanija lives between New York City, Berlin, and Chiang Mai.
We first started collaborating with Rirkrit in 2016 for The Land Foundation creating a limited edition t-shirt for his fundraiser at Art Basel Hong Kong. We have since worked on aprons, and jackets and cooked together often all over the world. He is a close friend and family to us.