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Spotlight: Our Tencel Styles

Spotlight: Our Tencel Styles

As one of my top three favourite sustainable fibres, I use Tencel a.k.a Lyocell A LOT. I particularly love using it for fall/winter because it's a really great material for four seasons. So when you are warm inside but cold out, it's temperature regulating properties are really important. 
I also just love the lustre of the fabric, it makes it feel a little more fancy :) 
If you like Tencel as much as I do, I thought I would put together a list of all the 100% Tencel items we have available right now!

Click the images to shop! :)
Every Tank ~ Mauve


Our new compostable packaging!

Our new compostable packaging!

Hi there! 

We recently ran out of the first batch of small boxes we ever ordered!! Wow! (we still have a good amount of big ones though) It took 4 years! Even though these boxes are made from recycled materials, I found a company that makes compostable mailers: Noissue. I think these are definitely the more eco-friendly option and I decided to switch to these. The mailers are made from corn and are fully compostable. (it takes 180 days in a home compost and 90 days in a commercial compost)

With the current delay in...


A Closer Look: Antoinette Dress

A Closer Look: Antoinette Dress

This season is our third time making the Antoinette Dress!
It became a. bestseller in it's first season and you have been loving it ever since. This year, we made it in two colors and in a new fabric. 

The first color is a soft blue. I fell in love with this color when I saw it because it reminded me of forget-me-nots. These sweet little flowers grow all over my parent's property in the spring and I would always pick them with my mum and make little bouquets. 
The second color is this gorgeous dessert orange....


A Closer Look: Field Dress

A Closer Look: Field Dress

The Field Dress has gone through the longest journey of any SS20 style!

It started off as a prototype as a Maxi Dress, however the fabric I used for the prototype was too heavy and literally pulled the dress down so it was not possible to use for the real dress.

I also realized that the Maxi length was not ideal for everyone since we are all different heights, and because the dress has a gathered detail at the hem, it would not be easy to shorten and lengthen if needed. So I shortened the style and found...


A Closer Look: Céleste Dress

A Closer Look: Céleste Dress

This season we are introducing the cousin of the Antoinette Dress; The Céleste Dress. At first glance it looks a lot like the Antoinette, that's because it's largely inspired by it.. with a key difference. The Céleste Dress can be reversed to be worn with the round neck in front or in back. 
Here's why:
Last summer my mum was trying on the Antoinette Dress, which she loved the photos of. But when she tried it on she didn't like how the V-wrap looked in front, and she tried it on backwards. Which looked obviously backwards and she asked me,...