“Artists don’t make objects. Artists make mythologies”
– Anish Kapoor
This Tunic is named after the Indian born, British, sculptor Anish Kapoor. Initially studying electrical engineering, Kapoor quit and left for Israel. There he decided to pursue art, he left Israel and attended Hornsey College of Art and Chelsea College of Arts. He’s lived in London ever since. His works are often biomorphic and have grown in scale along the length of his career. In 2013 he received knighthood for his services to visual arts.
This garment is made from old bedding fabrics, after making it has been dyed with our natural dyes. The beddings that are used are made of 100% cotton and collected via our recycling partners or via donations people have made. The garment is dyed with different kinds of plants and plant extracts, together they give the various kinds of green tones.
Each panel comes from a different kind of bedding. That makes that the quality may differ and also the color differs on each panel. This makes each garment unique and shows you the beauty of imperfection.
At our Manufacturing Studio we have selected the best parts of these beddings, cleaned it and started the puzzle of combining the remaining parts from several beddings together. In some cases our Recovery Studio will make small repairs to the old material to make sure we can upcycle as much materials as possible.
Made at our Manufacturing Studio in Arnhem, the Netherlands.
Fit & sizing
In the pictures you see Boy and Emilia both wearing the size A Kapoor Tunic. The Kapoor Tunic is made to fit most people, and only comes in our size A.
Boy wears a size 2. He is a Medium, 185 cm tall, his chest is 91 cm, hips 92 cm.
Emilia wears a size 2. She is a Small, 174 cm tall, her chest is 81 cm, hips 91 cm.
Passport & packaging
Each Kapoor Tunic will get its own unique code and a matching Clothing Passport. Make sure to use the passport to create your personal narrative.
Are you done with the tunic? We are always happy to receive old items back, especially if they are provided with their original passport. Or give the tunic, including its passport, to your beloved friend or family member. But never forget: do not throw away your Hul le Kes garment.