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The Reversible Quilt Vest is One Size, or customisable.
Circumference – Chest Edge to Edge
Circumference – Hem Edge to Edge
Length – Front Body
|Length – Back Body
Ella is 5'10" and wears the Reversible Quilt Vest in OS.
The Reversible Quilt Vest is an ode to quilting and patchwork. The piece features a patchwork/quilted side from horizontal fleecy offcut pieces (from the A.33 + A.37) for the front and vertical pieces for the back. This particular design method avoids further waste generation from the process. The other side is a smooth fine flannel – a much loved limited edition fabric that typically forms our A.46 + A.47 capsule. This vest is bound and finished with marigold plaid self, adding character when the quilted side is worn outwards. The reversibility is open to the wearer as you have the option double sided, single sided or button-free finishing.
- Made to order (2 weeks)
- Choice of Corozo Button Design (Double sided, Single sided, button-free)
- Circular Design
- Plant Based
- Made from offcuts
- Main: 100% GOTS Organic Cotton
- Milled + Made in Australia
- ECA Accredited
Includes Digital Care Guide
The vest is crafted from offcut pieces, and therefor it may not always be available. Made individually, the vest uses odd offcut shapes and allows for precious materials to be repurposed into a beautiful statement piece. The Reversible Quilt Vest is customisable, pending material availability – get in touch for requests and commissions. Our operations are accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia.
Offcuts - Fleecy (Quilted) Layer: A.BCH exclusive, 365gsm 100% certified organic cotton that's brushed on the inside to a soft and super fluffy fleece. The fibre is grown, processed and spun in India, is Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified at every stage, from processing to finishing to meet strict environmental, toxicity and social standards. The yarns are knitted into fabric and scoured locally by one of the last remaining knitting mills in Australia, located just outside of Melbourne.
Marigold Plaid Layer: A lush, fine flannel GOTS certified organic cotton, grown and spun in Turkey and imported into Japan by the mill. Yarns are first dyed with low-impact dyes, before being woven on a narrow shuttle loom in Nishiwaki, a city based in the Hyōgo prefecture in Japan. We imported this limited edition material from our Japanese wholesaler, and once it's gone it's gone.
100% Tencel Lyocell. Tencel Lyocell is made from eucalyptus tree pulp, which is FSC and Canopy verified. The fibre is created by Lenzing in Austria and is certified carbon neutral. It is then spun and dyed in Portugal. The thread is strong, durable and colourfast and is biodegradable in land and marine environments.
Our Australian based trim supplier INGWE works directly with Hong Kong based supplier Oletta Limited. Our labels are woven in un-dyed and black GOTS certified organic cotton, certified by Control Union. The cotton is grown in the Xinjiang province, then spun and woven in Pingdingshan, a prefecture-level city in central Henan province, China.
100% organic cotton, printed with Oeko Tex 100 certified inks. The yarns are sourced in India from GOTS certified mills and are woven at our supplier-owned mill into tape. They are then whitened according to GOTS standards using oxygen based whiteners and digitally printed.
Our default packaging for local orders, home-compostable satchels have the lowest environmental impact when composted locally. Please don't throw this into your general waste bin, instead, after re-use, compost at home or find other solutions here. You can contact us immediately after placing your order to request recyclable packing instead.
For extra fragile goods, or international orders, we use 100% post-consumer waste recycled and RECYCLABLE satchels, boxes and tissue paper. After re-use, these can go into your curb-side paper recycling bin.
Organic fibres need just a little more TLC than conventional ones. Hand wash in COLD water using a laundry bar or gentle eco-friendly detergents (check that there is no added bleach in your laundry detergents as these may discolour the piece). Lay flat to dry. Do not tumble dry or dry-clean. We'll send a detailed digital care guide when you buy this piece.
We stand by our garments + offer complimentary repairs for all A.BCH pieces. Our free repairs are for general wear and tear, all we ask is that you cover the cost of delivery or drop off to our Melbourne studio and that you launder your piece prior to drop off. Re-making or alterations can also be requested + will be individually quoted based on the time required.
End of Life
Help extend the life of A.RQV by sending or dropping it back to us for store credit – we'll even cover the shipping. Depending on its condition, we'll repair & re-sell it (as second hand), remake it into something or if it's no longer useful, we'll transform it into brand new yarns through our Recycling Program (so circular, darling).
The Reversible Quilt Vest was specifically designed for easy mechanical or cellulose chemical recycling. Send or drop it back to us for store credit, we'll even pay for shipping. Once received and assessed, the piece is washed and prepared for mechanical recycling. The yarns we create from this process will become feedstock for future A.BCH styles.
If returning is unlikely (you're busy with a climate rally or living off the grid), the Reversible Quilt Vest is biodegradable as a last resort. After a long life of use, repair and re-use, simply cut the garment into smaller pieces and bury in your garden soil. It should biodegrade entirely within 4-8 weeks, depending on conditions.