Smoke Banksia Dress | 100% Hemp
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The perfect dress for all occasions. With roll sleeves, deep v neckline, an elegant side split and POCKETS; it's ideal for every event.
Pair it with flats or sandals for a simple days gorgeous day dress or with heels for a glamorous evening look.
Never worn hemp before? Don’t worry it’s not like a heavy hessian sack, it feels and behaves more like linen. The texture feels beautiful on your skin and over time it softens and moulds beautifully to the wearer.
Check our size charts to confirm your fit but this garment is a loose fit, the size is mostly for shoulder width. If you have broad shoulders we suggest the larger size. Generally, we'd suggest sizes 6-10 go for a SM and sizes 12-16 go for a ML.
Kellie wears a size SM (she normally wears an 8-10AU) and is 170cm tall Jade wears a size SM (she normally wears a 6-8AU) and is around 157cm tall
Organic Cotton Tags
Ideally, cold hand wash with natural detergent.
For the time poor, machine wash on a cold gentle cycle with natural detergent.
Line dry in shade
Safe to Iron (natural fabrics generally prefer a hotter iron)
Fabric - Northern Thailand
Garment - Northern Thailand
We receive all of our garments from our manufacturer in the raw colour, we then mordant them in soy milk (this helps the dye stick) which takes just over two weeks. Dye is created using organic plant matter or food waste (like avo skins and seeds from your fave brunch cafe) and rainwater run off from the roof of our own home. That’s the entire list of our dye ingredients: soy milk, plants and water. Our dye process takes just over a week for a totally cured garment and our by-products (plant matter, soy milk and water) are composted or used to water the garden.
The dye process is very organic and the results can be variable in tone and consistency, it is all a part of the magic - your dyed piece will be 100% unique and like no other.
We work with an Australian - Thai based company that manufacture garments in Northern Thailand. They have strict fair working and living conditions and are regularly audited by external body, Li & Fung.
Our woven labels are printed by our friend Vincent in China, they are screen printed on organic cotton and Vincent is a legend.
Every order is packaged in a 100% upcycled fabric produce bag that you can reuse in your grocery shop (we’re serious about this no plastic thing).
Our swing tags are made by the incredible crew at ‘The Environmental Printing Co’ in Western Australia, we use deadstock jute string to tie your tags.
Currently, we use post-consumer recycled paper postal bags but we’re thinking about changing to compostable bags, would love to hear your thought on this move so DM us on insta, facebook or email us your opinions.
Hemp is an extremely durable fabric, if cared for correctly the lifespan of your garment could well be as long as yours. If you wear it as much as we do (yeah, pretty much every day) maybe your garment wears out a little quicker than you, but not to worry, we have carefully curated every aspect of our garments down to the buttons and tags so that it is fully compostable at the end of its life, just cut it up into small pieces and put it into your compost so the garment can join the plant kingdom all over again.
We 100% support, endorse and embody the slow fashion movement, our ideal is that our garments are purchased, loved and worn for a very long time. We do not do seasonal drops and random sales as we believe this condones the ‘never enough’ mentality. We are comfortable with lead times as a six week wait for something that will stay with you for a lifetime shouldn’t impact your buying decision. We are okay with doing a presale if it means there is less deadstock in the world. Anyway, you get it, we like slow, conscious choices.
One last thing, if for some reason you feel it doesn’t work for you anymore, please pass it onto a friend or family member who will adore it and continue its life.
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