Introducing Kaarem’s first foray into everyday utilitarian ware. Lá Chuối / Banana Leaf Pocket Apron was initially designed for our team at the Kaarem studio and at Que Upstairs, our Saigon based café-bar-kitchen. We wanted to create a versatile design that functions well for a variety of jobs, tasks and environments.
The simple form features seamless, integrated pockets of different depths - two at the torso and one upper pocket at the chest. The pockets provide space to store essential tools, notepads and any other gear you may need to get your work done. From gardening to baking to sewing, when the apron is donned, it serves as a protective layer and provides a sense of preparedness; ready with you to perform the task at hand.
The tạp dề / apron is made at Kaarem's studio in Saigon using signature Kaarem techniques, and utilizing remnant material from past designs. The aprons are made in small batches and in limited quality. Once it is all sold, that color variation will no longer be available. We will be releasing new colors/fabrics along the way.
The apron also features a connecting strap across the back to ensure the shoulder straps stay in place and with extra long side straps, you can easily adjust and tie the apron at the front, back or side. Available in Adult and Kids sizes.
As a continued effort to support Black Lives Matter and racial equality, we will be donating 25% of apron sales toward Soul Fire Farm in the month of July. Soul Fire Farm is committed to ending racism and injustice in our food system.
About Soul Fire Farm:
“Soul Fire Farm is a BIPOC*-centered community farm committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system. We raise and distribute life-giving food as a means to end food apartheid. With deep reverence for the land and wisdom of our ancestors, we work to reclaim our collective right to belong to the earth and to have agency in the food system. We bring diverse communities together on this healing land to share skills on sustainable agriculture, natural building, spiritual activism, health, and environmental justice. We are training the next generation of activist-farmers and strengthening the movements for food sovereignty and community self-determination.”