This is the same style dress I'm wearing in many of my website images. Gorgeously roomy pockets are hidden in the side seams of these versatile dresses. Wear it on its own in warm weather or layer it up for winter over a base layer of a fitted knit top and leggings.  Due to the process of eco-printing, no two are the same so you'll always be wearing a unique and original piece when you buy from me.

 

These are the last 2 left in this style.  The size medium is eco-printed in giant geranium leaves. The size large is eco-printed in oak leaves and pine needles.  

 

Size

Medium - to fit 10-14

Bodice section is 98cm in circumference (49cm from side seam to side seam). 

Length approx. 125cm

 

Large - to fit 16-18

Bodice section is 120cm in circumference (60cm from side seam to side seam). 

Length approx. 128cm

 

Eco-Printing

Eco-printing is a method of transferring the natural shape, patterns and pigments of leaves onto fabrics using natural mordants and assists. It relies on the alchemy of nature rather than chemical inks. I gather the leaves from my own garden and local area before throughtfully and carefullyplacing them onto fabric to create unique prints. Each piece of fabric I create is as unique as the plants I gather the leaves from - no two pieces are exactly the same.

 

Upcycled Cotton Blends

In an effort to reduce waste and find alternative sources of fabrics I followed New Zealand's luxury hotel supply chain to a local supplier of their linens. Once these fabrics have even the smallest of marks or imperfections they are removed from circulation and are deemed waste. I then purchase these items from my New Zealand supplier and carefully cut, print and dye them, making them into garments to extend their life-span. These items are all cotton-rich and have a minimum of 50% cotton content.

 

Sustainability

Each piece I make is designed, naturally dyed (and/or printed) and made from ethically sourced fabrics, in Wairarapa, NZ. I use fabric off-cuts to make smaller items or for packaging, where possible.

 

Packaging

Each piece I make is carefully wrapped and sent in a biodegradable post bag.

Alice Dress

$360.00 Regular Price
$220.00Sale Price