Kilomet 109

The New York Times Features Kilomet109

The New York Times features Kilomet109 head designer, Thao Vu, and how she is turning sustainable fashion on its head, taking it back to its roots... People are starting to take notice! We recently had the pleasure of receiving a New York Times reporter at our studio...

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Our techniques: Batik

Batik beeswax drawing is an ancient technique used to create patterns and motifs on dyed fabric...   As part of Kilomet109's most recent collection, Phiêu, we collaborated with artisans from the Blue H'mong community in rural Hoà Bình, Vietnam. We worked together to...

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Our Ingredients: Indigo

Indigo dye is one of the world’s most recognizable and beloved pigments... In Vietnam, indigo dyeing has a legacy that stretches back centuries. Expertise is passed down from one generation to the next in many ethnic minority communities. This includes well worn...

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Our Ingredients: Yam Root

Yam root dye creates a beautiful range of colors. Finding the elusive root, however, is a challenge...   Yam root grows wild on large tree vines which line the forest floor in jungle areas of northern Vietnam. During the dry season our team treks to these remote areas...

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SUI art installation by Kilomet109

Thao Vu reimagines and upcycles traditional Tày textile heirloom as part of a group art installation...   Kilomet109 founder and head designer, Thao Vu, participated in a group art exhibition in 2015, organized by the Indochina Arts Partnership, called “YUYU Vietnam...

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Kilomet109 featured on Vice

Vice.com interviews Kilomet109 about sustainable fashion design, working with natural dyes, and Vietnam's rich cultural heritage...   New York City, summer of 2016. We had an opportunity to sit down with a reporter from Vice magazine’s The Creators Project. The...

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Kilomet 109 featured in Harper’s Bazaar

Stylish travelers are flocking to the country's capital to find chic, under-the-radar brands, writes Lucy Sexton for Harper's Bazaar   Our work was recently featured alongside other up and coming Hanoi brands in a Harper’s Bazaar piece titled “Why Hanoi is the Paris...

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