MANGO RIRKRIT WORK 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.
Specially for Spring Summer 2022, the Mango Rirkrit Jacket is made with much lighter cotton twil and hand-dyed in Mango due. Each panel is hand-dyed in mango dye by artisans and then individually cut and sewn with reinforced stitches throughout that are functional as well as a tribute to the traditional workwear jacket. Each seashell button is hand-dyed in mango dye to create a light yellow tint. Our signature red stitches adorn each jacket on the back.
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.
The Mango dye is composed of boiled bark and leaves from the Mango tree. This process releases a rich yellow color.
Material: 100% Cotton, seashell buttons. 100% Natural dyes - Mango.
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.