SIZE + COLOR CHARTS

Size + Color Charts

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sizes + how to measure for your custom garment…
actual body measurements are totally superior for getting an optimized fit and fully utilizing the advantages of a custom hand made item that is unique to your individual form

check out the image above for some guides for measuring, and optimally, include any applicable info in your order notes: shoulder span (strait across the shoulders from edge to edge), chest / bust and hips (measured at the fullest part), ideal shirt, tunic, or dress length (measured from the top middle of your shoulder down the where you’d like the hem to be), ideal sleeve length (from the edge of your shoulder to where you want the sleeve to hang at or below the wrist), and inseam plus ideal pant length

as an alternative if measuring is not required or possible, please refer to the chart below to specify your size at checkout… garments are available in sizes xxs to xl, shown with their basic u.s. size counterparts and measurements in inches and centimeters… if you know your numerical size, you can also specify it at checkout (for example, a size medium / 8 or a size medium / 10)


XXS (sizes 0-1) ~ bust: 31-33″ (79-84cm) / waist: 23-24″ (59-61cm) / hips: 32-34″ (81-87cm)


XS (sizes 2-3) ~ bust: 33-34″ (84-86cm) / waist: 25-26″ (63-66cm) / hips: 35-36″ (89-91cm)


S (sizes 4-6) ~ bust: 34-36″ (86-91cm) / waist: 26-27″ (66-69cm) / hips: 37-38″ (94-97cm)


M (sizes 8-10) ~ bust: 36-38″ (91-97cm) / waist: 28-30″ (71-76cm) / hips: 39-40″ (99-102cm)


L (sizes 12-14) ~ bust: 39-40″ (99-102cm) / waist: 31-32 (79-81cm) / hips: 41-42″ (104-107cm)


XL (sizes 16-18) ~ bust: 41-43″ (104-109cm) / waist: 33-35″ (84-90cm) / hips: 43-44″ (109-115cm)

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color spectrum…

xusah clothing is hand dyed with permanent low impact fiber reactive dyes which, while still being chemically based, are actually pretty eco-friendly – they are not carcinogenic or toxic, don’t contain mordants, and don’t harm the environment when disposed of… because hemp and organic cotton absorbs dye so well, little dye is left in the water – the dye forms a covalent bond with the cellulose, so the dye molecule actually becomes a part of the cellulose fiber molecule making colors that won’t run or fade

clothing with color, especially darker colors, can generally handle dirt and stains better than light natural fabric – allowing them to be worn for a longer time, both between washings and their overall lifespan… color that is permanent means a garment gets dyed once and stays nice for the duration… only a small amount of fiber reactive dye is needed per garment, as well as a couple simple additives to ‘fix’ the dye – salt, soda ash (like washing soda in the grocery store), and then a non-toxic, fragrance free detergent to rinse these and any unbound dye molecules out after dyeing

while natural plant and insect dyes are truly gorgeous and essentially more eco friendly, it usually requires more time, energy and resources to produce and use them, and a variety of sometimes toxic substances to ‘fix’ the dye… colors will also fade quite a bit over a shorter period of time and most are fairly expensive… fiber reactive dyes, if used responsibly, are a low impact solution to coloring fabric and producing clothing that is long lasting, functional, and beautiful… all fabrics are pre-washed in 100% biodegradable, natural, locally produced detergent, are pre-shrunk, and i try to be as efficient as possible with water consumption when dyeing!

xusah boutique color chart