Due to the natural printing/dye methods used, each of these dresses is truly unique - no two will ever be the same.
Constructed in a simple style with a quirky a-line skirt and featuring roomy pockets hidden in the side seams, this style is incredibly versatile. It can be worn belted as shown, as a loose smock without the belt, or casually belted at the back. Swap out the belt provided for one of your own for even more looks. Wear it on its own in warmer weather or layer it up for winter over a base layer of a fitted knit top and leggings.
Did I mention the pockets?!?!
Sunburst Pink Cochineal Shibori
or Grey Eucalyptus Shibori
One Size - to fit 10-16
I use only natural pigments in my studio, preferring to create dye baths from plants found locally. I work hard to ensure that my processes impact the environment as minimally as possible. I create my colours with a mix of science and intuition and with no intention to replicate them exactly again, ensuring that each piece I make is a truly unique part of my creative journey.
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.
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.
Each piece I make is carefully wrapped and sent in a biodegradable post bag.