Organic Needlecord Workwear Dress

AUD 425.00
Slate Blue
Size: XS

A dropped gathered waist brings an effortless swingy shape to our workwear dress. Crafted from organic cotton needlecord to an easy shape with large patch pockets, falling to a lower-calf length.

21 Wale organic cotton needlecord. Band collar. Large patch pockets. Three-quarter-length sleeves. Dropped gathered waist. Lower-calf length. Half placket. Corozo buttons.

Details

Machine wash 30ºC. 100% cotton.
Made in China.
These cotton fibres have been grown in a chemical and pesticide free environment.

Size & Fit

Easy fit. Length: Lower calf. Sleeves: 3/4 length.
Length for size M is 126.3cm.

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Reviews

The History of Corduroy

Corduroy chimes perfectly with the conker-brown and mustard shades, deep-lapel collars and wide, high-waisted trousers of the 1970s. During the decade, it was buoyed by the sartorial choices of Jane Birkin and Brigitte Bardot (who between them could render anything iconic).

Today, corduroy is a celebration of quirky glamour. It is practical without being drab; plush without being flashy. 1970s intellectuals doubtless appreciated corduroy for its durability as well as its looks. What they would also have known and what has been almost forgotten since is that its status as anti-establishment badge of cool was no accident. In fact, for much of the 19th century, corduroy was a symbol both of working-class identity and political radicalism.

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Corduroy Care Guide

Corduroy is a material favoured for its durability and velvety touch.

There is no real consensus on the origins of corduroy, but it is thought to have been invented in the Egyptian city of Fustat, where a heavy cotton cloth with a raised sheared nap was created, similar to that of velvet or moleskin.

The cloth was brought to Europe in medieval times by Italian and Spanish merchants. It was used to line gowns for warmth and for a fashionable, padded look. The ridges or ribs – known as “wales”, came about as a means of strengthening the fabric and extending its lifespan. Corduroy can have anywhere from 1.5 to 21 wales per inch, though it is typically between 10 to 12.

At TOAST, we like corduroy for its supple, velvety feel, and its casual, practical look.

How to wash

We recommend to wash your cord inside out and with buttons and zips closed, on 30 degrees or on a cool setting.

Try not to overload your machine to avoid friction. Abrasion to the surface of cord can damage the pile and alter the texture.

How to dry & store

For the best result, shake out cord garments after washing. Smooth down the seams, pockets and plackets and hang to air dry – this will avoid the need to iron your garment.

To store, it is best to hang your cord up.

Cotton Care Guide

Cotton is a versatile, comfortable and breathable fabric and is easy to look after. At TOAST, we love cotton for its ability to take dye and retain bright colours and intricate prints.

Obtained from the fibres surrounding the soft seed pods of the cotton plant, cotton is a natural and biodegradable fibre that has been used since antiquity. The fibres are cleaned and spun into threads before being made into a variety of fabrics, from denim and corduroy to poplin and twills.

How to wash

Cotton can be washed at 30 degrees in the machine with similar colours. Try to wash your cotton less frequently to maintain the shape, colour, and quality of your garment.

How to dry & store

Reshape your garment whilst damp by holding the side seams together and shaking. Cotton is best dried flat or hanging to prevent the need for ironing. If an item requires ironing, then it is best to do so whilst slightly damp or using the steam setting.

Hang your cotton clothes away from direct sunlight to prevent fading.