Heat wave… the sand is lightly smoldering under our steps. Heavy palms are quivering and gently rustling in a breeze. The sun is at its highest and the carved dark wooden doors have been shut. Naptime. It is summer in Hoi An. On the wood table, a bowl of fresh fruit from the morning market. Books, note pads, empty glasses, plates … all attest to a brief visit. In the garden pond, carps are lapping amongst water lilies. The red hibiscus flowers have closed up and the flame tree stands in full majesty at the heart of the garden. Its branches weave delicate lace patterns under the light. In the background, the gentle sound of the rolling waves reminds us that the sea is just a stone’s throw away. We settle down. We take the time to savor the simplicity of the moment. Time stretches, bodies and minds unwind.
With Metiseko’s (metiseko.com) new organic cotton collection, the brand is returning to its roots in Hoi An, where everything began 8 years ago. We wanted to create a heartfelt and warm collection, inspired by the tropical summer, traditional life and beautiful nature around Hoi An, reflecting the simplicity and friendliness of our home.
Our Cội-Origins Collection is using organic cotton and is locally produced under fair conditions by our own tailors in Hoi An. The collection offers women’s as well as men’s clothing. The organic cotton is produced and dyed in the Region of Tamil Nadu, India, then printed in Vietnam.