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  • Pocket Skirt in 100% Linen - Frankie Gingham (Women)

    Frankie Gingham
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    *New UMIFORM lifewear styles for Summer 2023. Available in Frankie Gingham or Citric Acid Yellow. Listed separately. See also our Reversible Skirt.

    A classic simple elasticated linen skirt with pockets. East to combine with a linen or wool/silk blend t-shirt on warm days or pair with cosy wool knits and thermals in cooler weather. A versatile and truly comfortable skirt in a beautiful quality European Linen. 

    Small batch made in Melbourne for UMIFORM in central Victoria

     Colour: Frankie Gingham

    Size: S-M (8-12), M-L (12-14)

    Model Ruth size 14 and 170cm tall wears size M-L skirt

    Measurements (taken flat across the front of skirt in cms. Double the measurement for circumference):

      S-M M-L
    Waist (unstretched) 35cm 40cm
    Waist (gently stretched) 40cm 45cm
    Length 68cm 68cm

    Tip: Compare measurements against a similar fitting favourite garment. Double measurements for circumference.

    Designed in: Castlemaine
    Origin of fibre: European Linen 100% grown and produced in Lithuania
    Certifications: Oeko Tex certified
    Country of manufacture: Melbourne, Australia
    Fabric structure100% linen
    100% Biodegradable: Just remove Elastic
    Machine Washable: Yes

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



    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.


    More about linen:

    Linen is naturally stain resistant, does not pill, 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.