Bringing to the Contemporary world,
A thread between ancient Asian crafts
And traditional European expertise.
Echo of an age-old tradition of handcrafting, carrying zen customs and beliefs, the Kesa is our technical and sacred guide. Ceremonial vestment originally worn by buddhist monks in East Asia, the Kesa is not just a garment, it is the Zazen itself. During its fabrication, the Kesa goes through a meticulous process where sewing, stitching, measuring, folding the fabric become part of a deep journey. Carrying oneself to the path of Liberation.
Exercising the attitude of the mind to infuse a deeper meaning to each piece is the core of our work. We believe a just garment is the key to reveal inner beauty, subtly empowering the wearer with grace and mystery.
Transgressing the law of perfection by using natural fibers and dyes is our way to revere nature and embrace singularity. Using exclusively sustainable materials (linen, horn…) allow us to work with innovative and specialized producers all around Europe.
Forgotten and misunderstood, carrying centuries of traditions since the birth of civilisation, linen has a predominant place at Atelier Kesa. Not only for its green and durable qualities but particulary for its rustic character and timeless elegance… Evolving with time as the wearer does.
658 Route de Lintin