Printed with pine needles and oak leaves, this skirt has a soft, watercolour feel on a white self-stripe background.

 

Wear the longer points of the hem at the side, back or front.  Or get creative and wrap it as a dress or top.

 

Size

Medium - to fit 8-12

 

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 print