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Studio D'Artisan Mother Earth - Relaxed Tapered Hani Dye G3 Series
Studio D'Artisan Mother Earth - Relaxed Tapered Hani Dye G3 Series
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Studio D'Artisan

Mother Earth - Relaxed Tapered Hani Dye G3 Series


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The Studio D’Artisan Mother Earth is made in an adapted Relaxed Tapered fit with a true mid-high rise, featuring a roomy seat and thigh with a strongly tapered leg and a narrow hem. This extremely limited and unique 14 oz. unsanforized Japanese Selvedge denim undergoes an ancient Ming Dynasty 'Hani" dyeing method that uses completely natural processes and extracts from clay soil. To represent the birth place of man to Australian Aboriginal peoples, this edition leverages soil material obtained near Ayer's Rock that results in a pink cast weft that combines with a deep indigo warp resulting in a denim that will fade with the delightful irregularity provided by nature. Utilizing this Mother Earth dyed yarn on one of Japan’s original 50-year-old power G3 looms made by Toyota yields a unique 14 oz. unsanforized Japanese Selvedge denim with an indigo warp and natural clay cast to provide a new take on true antique style fading. This vintage G3 shuttle loom runs at extremely low speeds and requires hand operation to function, resulting in a lower tension fabric with slub yarns that have a rough texture like the denims of yesteryear’s workwear, with an inconsistency that softens quickly with a unique patina. Made in SDA’s refined Relaxed Tapered fit, these jeans have a higher rise and more drastic taper to the leg that accommodates thicker calves while maintaining a narrower hem. This rare and intricately produced low tension shrink-to-fit denim will develop vintage-style fading while forming and draping nicely to the body of its wearer after the first wash or soak. Topped off with specialty Studio D’Artisan touches like a commemorative embossed leather patch and herringbone twill pocket bags, combined with signature details like embossed copper riveting, a blackened plated brass button fly, and a chainstitched waist, seat, and hem, these jeans are your first step on a journey into the past by way of present styles, transported to you by a standout 40-year-old producer of heritage denim.


  • Relaxed Tapered (08) Fit 
  • Mid-High Rise, Roomy Seat, Broad Thigh, Tapered Leg w/ Very Narrow Hem
  • 100% Organic Cotton
  • 14 oz. Japanese G3 Shuttle Loom Denim
  • Unsanforized - Raw Unwashed
  • White Selvedge Line
  • Indigo Warp & Pink Cast Weft
  • Natural Hani Clay Soil Dyed
  • Blackened Plated Brass Button Fly
  • Engraved Copper Rivets
  • Heavy Canvas Pocket Bags
  • Embossed Leather Patch
  • Chainstitched Waistband, Yoke, Seat & Hem
  • Bartack Reinforced
  • Rolled & Tucked Belt Loops
  • Made in Japan


Model Measurements: 5'8" | 160 lbs. | 40" Chest | 32" Waist - Wearing Size 32

The Studio D'Artisan Mother Earth runs true to size, and we suggest sizing down roughly 0-1 size from your Actual Waist Measurement. This denim is unsanforized “Shrink-to-Fit” and our rule is: Size in order to have enough space to fit your hand in the waistline (+1-1.5" from normal), allowing for natural shrinkage (roughly 1.5” in the Waist and 2” in Length) from the cold soak/rinse process before wearing.

We recommend consulting our Sizing Guide and using our Virtual Size Chart.

Please feel free to Contact Us for additional assistance.

About Studio D'Artisan

Born almost forty years ago in response to the mass production boom in 1979, Studio D’Artisan is one of the original Japanese manufacturers that embraced shuttle loom selvedge denim production as the western world adopted larger, more efficient, and lower quality loom technology. Regarded as one of the original players in the reproduction movement, Studio D’Artisan brings French design and workwear influence to Japanese handmade craftsmanship with one-roof production in Okayama, Japan. Using only vintage shuttle looms, the company produces... View All Studio D'Artisan Products