ASTRID | Billow-Sleeve Shift Dress
The Astrid Tee is an updated version of a simple slip dress. Made for those in-between seasons, this piece has long, warm yet breathable sleeves and the perfect length pockets. The shape is a nod to the playful 60's with heavily billowed long sleeves, a high neck-line and snug cuffs are combined to create the Astrid Dress.
The Astrid Dress is made from a super soft, mid-weight hemp jersey. This piece is trans-seasonal so can be worn in both summer, winter, and all seasons in between. The hem sits mid thigh, so is the perfect length to either wear with leggings or nothing at all.
This piece comes packaged in a re-useable organic cotton drawstring bag (Produce bag anyone?) alongside a paper info card, and enclosed in a certified home-compostable mailing bag. If you would prefer it to be sent without the drawstring bag or info card please select the package free option at the checkout.
FREE SHIPPING WITHIN AUSTRALIA
If an order is placed before 2pm the item will be sent out the next business day. Any other order time please allow for 48 hour dispatch.
This product will be sent carbon neutral with Sendle
Cold hand wash/gentle machine wash inside out
Line dry inside-out in shade
Do not Iron
Do not Dry Clean
Do not tumble dry
As it is a natural fabric, this garment is designed to wear in after the first few washes. Expect some fade and fabric relaxation
Maker: Jem Designs
Location: Prospect, SA, Australia
About: Ethical Clothing Australia Accredited
Supplier: Hemp Wholesale Australia
Brand + Size Label
Composition: Organic Cotton
Supplier: Labels and Ribbons
Composition: 100% Recycled Satin (synthetic)
Drawstring Garment Bag
Supplier: Work + Shelter
Composition: Organic Canvas
About: handmade with love by professional seamstresses at our ethical cut + sew centre in New Delhi. Certified through a paid internship at our non-profit, each woman who works for us is well-paid, well-loved, + more than happy to create custom fair trade pieces.
Supplier: Better Packaging Co
Composition: Made from Cornstarch (Certified Home Compostable)
Location: New Zealand
Supplier: Eco Green (Avery)
Composition: Recycled Brown Kraft Paper
Supplier: Vista Print
WHO: Patricia Yuranis
WHERE: Cartagena, Columbia
WHAT: a loan to invest in the purchase of fabric, closures, thread, ironwork, and an embroidery machine
HOW MUCH: $5 from each piece sold
Patricia Yuranis is 29 years old and a married entrepreneur who lives in Cartagena, Columbia. She has vast sewing experience, which she learned from courses she has taken. She began her sewing workshop at home when she was motivated to look for other sources of income for her family.
In her business, she mainly makes multi-use feminine clothing such as blouses, sweaters, and shirts. Patricia has a lot of experience and she is recognised for the quality of the goods she makes for her clients. She is currently applying for a loan from the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo to invest in the purchase of fabric, closures, thread, ironwork, and an embroidery machine.
Her goal is to purchase other machines and in the future, hire another employee to increase productivity and improve her income.
This loan is designed for young adults, ages 18 to 25, who are starting up a new business or improving or expanding an existing business. This type of loan is not offered by most other financial institutions in Colombia. Young borrowers are often considered to be too risky because they lack prior credit history or business experience.
Fundación Mario Santo Domingo (FMSD) is a non-profit organization in northern Colombia dedicated to developing programs for the country’s poorest communities. In addition to numerous social services, FMSD runs a microfinance program to strengthen micro-businesses in the areas where it works. The organization also offers several non-financial components as part of this program, including training to help entrepreneurs start their own businesses.