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UMIFORM

Kirsten Dress in Linen - Jo Jo Little Check (Women's)

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This Kirsten Dress by UMIFORM is made in a fine pure European linen. The bodice of the dress is in a flattering small check and the skirt in a larger check. Longer cut than last year's Kirsten Dress style and falls below the knee. This beautiful quality fabric is produced in small batches in Eastern Europe where there is a strong heritage of spinning and weaving linen fabric. Made by a mill who uses electricity supplied solely from renewable energy sources and OEKO Tex certified.

Features inseam pockets, mid-length sleeves that cover the upper arm with a cuff and pleat. The waist scoops down at the back giving it a casual easy-to-wear feel with flattering high front waistline. Named after the lovely Kirsten who worked at Woollykins and inspired this dress style.

Small batch made in Melbourne for UMIFORM in central Victoria

Fabric: European Linen 100% grown and produced in Lithuania, Oeko Tex certified

Colour: Jo Jo Check

Size (Relaxed fit): Women's S-M (8-12), M-L (14-16), L-XL (16-18)

Measurements (taken flat across the front of dress):
S-M: width across top shoulder 40.5cm, from underarm seam across front 47cm, waist width 51cm, length of dress from shoulder to hem 105cm (front)/ 110cm(back).
M-L: width across top shoulder 42.5cm, from underarm seam across front 50.5cm, waist width 55cm, length of dress from shoulder to hem 108m (front)/ 113cm(back).
L-XL: to be confirmed.

Compare measurements against a similar fitting favourite garment.

Care: Gentle machine wash, max 30 degrees with like colours. Line dry. Iron if desired. 

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UMIFORM designs and makes utilitarian clothing for mothers who appreciate beautiful textiles. Handmade in small batches in Melbourne with a waste-free production - all surplus fabric going into childrenswear and mending kits.

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More about linen:

Linen is naturally stain resistant, does not pile, and is moth repellent. It is easy to wash and is a very strong fibre.

It is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, hypo allergenic and thermoregulating, it will also absorb up 20% moisture before feeling damp.

Flax is a strong plant best grown in northern Europe. It needs little or no fertilisers and due to the local climate, little extra water. It doesn’t really require pesticides either as it can grow in poor quality soil. The Advisory Commission Report to the European Parliament stated that flax cultivation has positive effects on eco-system diversity as it allows for an “environmental pause”. One hectare of flax can retain 3.7 tonnes of CO2. Every part of the plant is used, what isn’t used to produce linen can be used to make linseed oil, paper, cattle feed or even soap.

Linen is therefore almost naturally organic. It is completely biodegradable, recyclable and due to its natural absorbency, it requires less dye than cotton. Linen therefore scores high on the ecological chart.