Clay Dye: fashion & nature

YWGS: “Green is good medicine”

Clay Dye is a natural dyeing technique launched by YWGS: GoodNeighbors Shirts in collaboration with Yard Works, both from Japan. A new label with a nature-inspired philosophy behind it. Close to the soil, and one with the soil.

In search of a reconnection to nature and overcoming a dualistic viewpoint that sees us separate from it, we found this project perfectly on point. Indeed, humans are nature, and this project celebrates it.

About Japanese style

We are Japanese design lovers! In particular, we appreciate the idea of quintessential simpleness, careful attention to every single detail, the atemporal design and sense of comfort. Also, we value that delicate expression that doesn’t need to scream to be seen. Of course, we know we are not alone, as there are many other estimators of the Japanese style. So, it’s for you that we selected some valuable garments from Japan. (Contact us to know more).

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YWGS: a new nature-inspired brand

YWGS is the project we introduce today: a collaboration label, GoodNeighbors Shirts with Yard Works.

Kei Amano, a planting expert based in Fuefuki City, Yamanashi Prefecture. Yard Works is his landscape and architecture studio.
Akira Aoki, passionate about music and art, is a fashion designer based in Tokyo. GoodNeighbors Shirt is his brand, a 7-day shirt project. In other words, its style concept is about shirts you can wear comfortably every day.

Therefore, the project joins a planting professional and a shirt professional. A borderless thought, functionality and urbanity from the garden to the city. Specifically, it is a new workwear line that unites gardening and urban style with a comfortable, timeless and genderless aesthetic #formodernhumans

YWGS conveys the concept of “GREEN IS GOOD MEDICINE.” And the nature imprint gets revealed in the clay dye technique.

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Clay Dye: What is it?

Clay Dye is a special dyeing technique: garments are immersed in clay by using high-quality clay from the parents’ farmer home – in Gunma prefecture for 400 years. Akira Aoki majored in dyeing and weaving design at art University. Also, the designer himself dyes shirts by hand.

This tactile experience makes nice shirts with just the right amount of unevenness and beautiful colours. Ultimately, caring for nature and being nature is one thing.

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The Cotton Suede Pants

Timeless fashion for your Fall/Winter wardrobe

Today we introduce The Cotton Suede Pants by Plantation 1982.

With a warm suede touch, these wide-leg trousers are a quality piece for your fall/ winter capsule wardrobe. This cotton suede is an Italian material, stretchy and with soft hand. Also, you can wash it at home.

Cotton suede: Italian fabric – Japanese design

Classic style mixed with a modern design, the essence of the Japanese brand Plantation. Timeless, comfortable, easy-care and top quality – elements of, what we call, meaningful garments. Among the things that still make sense to buy.

Discover the cotton suede pants

About the design
Wide-leg pants in a stretch and warm material. Loose fit. Two front pleats, front zip and button closure. Two side slip pockets and two button pockets at the rear. Rubber waistline along the back. So you can wear a belt and have a comfortable fit while giving it a neat impression.

The Cotton Suede Pants
The Cotton Suede Pants – Plantation 1982

About the material
97% cotton, 3% polyurethane
Italian stretch fabric with a warm suede touch. This special material makes these trousers perfect from early autumn to winter.
The product is dyed to give it a unique texture.

About the colour
Off-white, a hue that has a particular meaning for a post-pandemic fall/ Winter season. It highlights a sense of pureness and a fresh restart.

Wash by hand, easy-care product.
Please, wash separately. Cool iron with a press cloth between the iron and the fabric.

Styling tips
The design is comfortable and stylish, giving a sense of timeless fashion. So you can wear The Cotton Suede Pants in multiple outfits. Since you can coordinate them easily with any top, you’ll have infinite winter styling options.

International shipping available

We are based in Milano, but we ship our niche fashion selection #formodernhumans everywhere.

Drop us an email or WhatsApp for any further information. Also, you can book your private shopping experience – physical or via video call. We’d love to help!

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The Merino Wool Sweater

Fashion in respect of the nature

Today we introduce The Merino Wool Sweater by Plantation 1982.

This garment combines a minimal design with top-quality wool obtained from a more careful procedure called mulesing-free. It is a new technique that respects animal welfare. In fact, mulesing is a horrendous shearing practice that we will treat more in detail soon.

Discover the Fall/Winter Merino sweater

About the design
It is a round neck long-sleeved knit pullover which makes the most of the comfort of the material. Asymmetric hemline with two side slits. Loose body, so you can wear it alone or layered. The design is minimal but stylish. Also, it is a wholegarment: a seam-free knitwear technique which provides a three-dimensional seam construction. Indeed without stitchings, the knitwear flows more naturally and offers superior comfort and fit.

Merino Wool Sweater
The Merino Wool Sweater – Plantation 1982

About the material
100% Merino wool. The Plantation designing team has selected mulesing-free wool from France, a technique gentle on sheep. It is a merino wool that is pasture-raised in the great outdoors of France and has a very low production volume. It has better bulkiness and moisture retention than conventional merino wool and is light and warm. Modified ribbed knitting with holes makes it even lighter. Inserting other rib patterns into the knitted fabric provides a grainy final result.

About the colour
Forest green: an easy-to-match evocative winter hue. We opted for dark green as a love statement for nature.

Styling tips
The Merino Wool Sweater is a minimal but stylish winter pullover. A timeless piece of excellent quality. Since it has a loose body, you can wear it alone or layered over a shirt or turtleneck inner-wear. If you are chilly, the layering style is the best solution.

We ship everywhere!

We are based in Milano, but we ship our niche fashion selection #formodernhumans everywhere.

Drop us an email or WhatsApp for any further information. Also, you can book your private shopping experience – physical or via video call. We’d love to help!

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