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Is it a jacket? Is it a shirt? It’s quite possible that it’s neither…   Inspired by Japanese workwear, the Noragi fits into an elusive corner of the outerwear group. Neither jacket nor shirt, it can be worn year-round for a relaxed and loose feel. When was the last time you found something that isn’t seasonal and doesn’t get hidden away for a year until next winter comes around? Throw our Noragi over a tee in the summer or layer up in the winter.   Made from 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton, we’ve aimed to find the perfect combination of fit, feel and sustainability with materials that will loosen and soften with every wear and start to create character...

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Ballo popup with Dear Rae and Asha Eleven at 99 Juta St, Braamfontein

In the first week of April we joined jewelry brand Dear Rae and Asha Eleven for a popup in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. 99 Juta St is the home of Doktor and Misses design studio and Houtlander furniture and is Ballo's favourite building in the city.  It was a pleasure to feel the buzz of Joburg- we made electrical connections at First Thursdays and our new ethical clothing range was a great hit.Huge thanks to everyone involved for having us in your incredible space. This building really does feel like the future of South African design.

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The Ballo Beach Club Hemp Rugby jersey capsule drop at Rowing Blazers NYC

Ballo is an Ethical Fashion brand. Established in 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa, we began producing handmade eyewear from recycled and upcycled materials. Using offcuts of wood, cork, African wax fabrics, recycled paper, horn, hemp and linen in our frames to facilitate local businesses in moving towards Zero Waste. In 2015 we began producing small runs of clothing from end-of-roll interior design fabrics. Ballo recently launched a range of clothing from exclusively natural fibre fabrics (hemp and linen) under a sub brand, the Ballo Beach Club. The maiden voyage of the Ballo Beach Club will be the drop of a capsule of hemp clothing and Eyewear at THE ROWING BLAZERS CLUBHOUSE, 161 Grand Street, Soho, NYC on Tuesday 13 November. ...

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