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Portland’s Jet Clothing Perfects Japanese Art of Shibori Fabric Dyeing, Introduces New Patterns to Brighten Winter Wear

Portland’s sustainable, organic Jet Clothing is brightening winter styles with the ancient Japanese art of Shibori—better known in the West as tie-dyeing. Jet shoppers can now find one-of-a-kind hand-dyed and -sewn leggings, dresses, tunics, scarves and more to update their winter closets.

Shibori is a Japanese term for several methods of dyeing cloth with a pattern by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing, or capping it. According to Jet designer, Beth Fuge, there are an infinite number of ways to create shibori prints, and each organic fabric results in very different patterns.  She says that bamboo fabrics are best for absorbing color vastness, quality, and overall dyeing consistencies.

“Because we do our dyeing in small batches, and by hand, each garment can differ slightly, making each piece one of a kindwhich our customers love,” says Fuge.

Jet has transformed organic clothing from a few neutral basics into a full line of women’s wear boasting clean lines and sensual fabricsand continues to experiment with organic fabrics and treatments like Shibori, a Jet-fan favorite. The Jet line is not only growing in popularity but has grown from a single design studio to a retailed clothing line throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Jet designers use soft, chic fabrics like organic cotton, bamboo blends, soy blends and hemp to handcraft their versatile and comfortable pieces. The brand offers dresses, skirts, tunics and tops, pants, leggings, scarves and more accessories – all created to fit like they’re custom-made and to flatter every figure, regardless of body shape and size. 

“It’s our unique fabrics and designs like Shibori that have made Jet Clothing so popular,” says Jet manager Jeanna Andros Baker. “You’ll find new styles and designs in our shop nearly every weekand better yet, you’re wearing art because no two pieces are exactly alike.”

Jet Clothing is located at 3753 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, Oregon. You can also find Jet at Radish Underground, Switch, Zooey’s in Corvallis, as well as multiple stores in Seattle.

For more information, contact Jeanna Andros Baker at 503-282-3752 or Claudia Johnson, 503-799-2220.

About Jet Clothing: Free to Fly

Jet Clothing is a locally designed and produced women’s fashion line in Portland, Oregon. Jet uses sustainable and organic fabrics like hemp, soy blends and bamboo blends to propel the perception of organic clothing from simple neutrals to sensual, chic fashions. With their comfortable and versatile designs, Jet Clothing’s team of designers, artists, seamstresses and managers create a line that is perfect for women everywhere –from the office or to the opera, Portland to Paris. Jet girls are free to fly.