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1930's Beacon Ombré Robe

Woodland shades of green and brown ombré wool and cotton Beacon robe with non-original twisted rope belt. Shawl collar and front pockets. Wear as a robe or as a duster jacket. Nicely worn as expected from a well-loved 1930’s garment.  

These ombré blankets and robes are hard to come by as they all date pre-1950’s. The Beacon company invented a technique to create this ombré fabric using a combination of recycled cotton and wool. The ombré process was abandoned in the 1950’s when synthetic fabrics were introduced as a more cost efficient  alternative. An arsonist burned the factory building in 2003 about a year after Beacon officially closed and the factory was shuttered. It is rumored that this secret ombré technique was lost in the fire.

Label: Beacon

Fit: S

Armpit to armpit 21 inches
Sleeve 29 inches
Shoulder (across) 15 inches
Cuff opening 5 inches
Length (back) 45 inches
Waist 21.5 inches

Condition: Good. Right shoulder seam repair and some scattered stains on front.