Eco-printed with oak, kanuka and eucalyptus leaves, this dress is simple yet architectural.  The images show three ways it can be worn.  Wear it on its own or layer it up for winter over a base layer of a fitted knit top and leggings.  This is called the Universal Dress because it suits almost anyone!

 

Size

One Size - to fit 10-16

 

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.

Universal Dress

$350.00 Regular Price
$280.00Sale Price
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