This vest is created with high-quality, organic cotton from Pakistan. The bodice is dyed in cutch and black walnut. The back is woven separately on a table loom with local Oregon Colombian wool dyed with logwood. The recycled jersey cotton weft gives it stretch. The wool and cotton naturally breathe and rarely need to be washed, which saves in water. In fact, the wool will absorb natural oils in the wearer’s skin and become softer over time.