Overall: 4.7 / 5 based on 6 reviews
6 of 6 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
By: petunia2 from Essex, UK
Top 1000 Contributor
Waistcoats save me from the blasts of air conditioning at work which blow down my back. This colour scheme blends with all my plain Orvis cotton tops and is lightweight.
Value for money -
By: katie257kit from Scunthorpe
Pleased with the quality, and fit but would have liked a pocket. I think the idea of the clothing being reversible adds changes to the wearer, it is not the 1st product I have purchased from you, and found previous sales were washable and hard wearing. Delivery was quick. Thankyou.
By: Lungtas from Paris , France
I have a couple of jackets of the same kind and this is lovely also. Can be dressed up or down. I love it !
By: Bondie from Carol Stream, IL
I love it. Very attractive, easy to accessorize, good fit.
By: BellaMama from NH
I usually wear petite small but regular is just right..I even like the reverse black side with pearl buttons.
Fantastic Buy -
By: Preb from Cornwall
Wore it for first time tonight and received several compliments . Smart,sophisticated and comfortable- what a winning combination!
|India Hand Block-Print Fabric|
The ancient art of hand block-printing
In the desert regions of Jaipur, artisans craft each one of our block-printed jackets by hand using centuries-old techniques that have been passed down for generations.
The Skill and Precision of Hand Block-Print
The process begins with the hand carving of a pattern’s design into wooden blocks. This laborious process must be repeated more often than one might imagine. Each block is used a mere 300 times before the precise lines become blurred. The old block is then discarded and a new block is carved. With the elaborate, delicate designs Orvis commissions for our jackets, the carvers are kept busy year-round.
Fabric is printed by hand using the same skill and precision. With a steady hand and even steadier patience, artists dip the block in dye and then apply the design to the fabric, taking care each time to line the patterns up. This is a skill few can master and the printers who excel in this talent are highly valued. The dyes are also made by hand, the dyers’ art being in the imaginative blends of earthen, vegetable and mineral contents they concoct to create the vivid reds, blues, greens, and yellows that are used for our fabrics.
Orvis Block-Printed Clothing: Each Piece a Unique Artistic Creation
Our block-printed jackets, vests, and skirts are truly works of art; every piece is unique, created by a cooperative of some of the most talented fabric artisans in the world. We are proud to share in this tradition of excellence by offering authentic hand block-printed clothing.