Aketon Dress


Sleeveless bodice with funnel neck and lots of interesting piecing on the bias. Fitted in the bust but loose and drapey through the waist and skirt for an easy silhouette.  The irreplaceable base layer that holds your cold weather wardrobe together. An aketon or gambeson is historically a type of padded jacket, worn underneath armor and dating back to the 10th century. 

This jersey is knit in the USA and is super soft. 92% viscose, 8% spandex

Designed, cut, and sewn in our very own factory - Sew Co (Asheville, NC).

Pickup available at 240 Clingman Avenue Ext.

Usually ready in 2-3 weeks

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RITE OF PASSAGE sources textiles from a variety of makers, mills, and weavers. Local and responsible are our first priorities when choosing material vendors. We use natural fibers that can be returned to the earth.

Mount Vernon Mills / Cone Denim / Oriole Mill

Garment Care

RITE OF PASSAGE pieces are made to last a lifetime. To best care for these hand-made garments, we recommend washing by hand or a gentle machine cycle, with cold water and a mild detergent (no fabric softener, please!). Hang garments to dry, and celebrate in the small ritual of tending to the textiles that protect you.