Dale Dress In Pink Hemp
The Dale Dress is a roomy oversized dress with a slightly dropped waistband. It is a pull on, easy wear style. It features binding on inside waistband, top body lined in a soft cotton and two roomy side pockets. Made from a beautiful organic cotton/hemp mix (see details below).
Handmade by us in our central Manchester studio.
Size 1 - approx UK 8 - 10 A - 50cm B - 107cm C 39.5cm
Size 2 - approx UK 10 - 12 A - 55cm B - 112cm C 40cm
Size 3 - approx UK 14 - 16 A - 61cm B - 112cm C 40cm
Wash max 30.
Line/ air dry, do not tumble.
77% Organic cotton, 23% hemp
145gsm/4.3oz. Wash at 30/40 degrees
Fabric is made in Turkey and Oeko-Tex certified
" Hemp is a densely grown plant that literally chokes out any competing plants. This means harsh chemical herbicides aren’t necessary. Hemp also naturally reduces pests, so no pesticides are needed. It also returns 60-70% of the nutrients it takes from the soil. Hemp production requires much less water than cotton, and only requires a small amount of land to cultivate.
More about Hemp:
Hemp and marijuana are both the same species of plant separated only by selective breeding. Hemp is extremely durable, up to three times stronger than cotton. It’s soft to touch, and can hold its shape well. Hemp is naturally breathable and highly water absorbent.
It is hypo-allergenic, UV resistant, anti-fungal and thermoregulating.
Hemp behaves and looks much like linen. It is also grown and processed in a similar way, yet it can yield twice as much fibre as flax. It has a short growing period of about 100 days and so can be planted and harvested up to four times a year. The cultivation process naturally reduces pests and returns 60-70% of the nutrients it takes into the soil. It requires little water or pesticides and no fertilisers. It is the most carbon negative crop, absorbing more carbon dioxide than it produces "
This item has been designed and made by us in our NOLA studio. The studio exists above our Manchester store, in the attic that was once a weavers cottage then later a pattern cutting room for the factory over the road.