Pre- order Sewá Dress in Palo de Brazil, size S, M, L

Pre- order Sewá Dress in Palo de Brazil, size S, M, L

300.00

Now you can pre-order one of our unique Sewá dresses in these beautiful shades of Salmon. Two weeks delivery.

Sewá means flower in Raramuri and our pieces are printed with the energy and sweetness of the heart. Wear thousand years of history and be proud of the mother´s earth gifts.

Numbered, one of a kind dress, in 100 % cotton, individually colored with botanical dyes. This one with the bark of Palo de Brazil, Cochineal, Sunflowers and Roses.

Bohemian, loose fit maxi dress. Easy to dress up and down. Wearable all year around. All dresses includes one free protest badge.

Length of size S is 146 cm (57.4 inches) / Shoulder across 36 cm (14.2 inches)

Length of size M is 147.5cm (58.0 inches) / Shoulder across 38 cm (14.9 inches)

Length of size L is 149cm (58.6 inches) / Shoulder across 40cm (15.7 inches)

All dresses are made by hand in Cd Juarez, Mexico

Care Instructions: Hand wash only 

Please note that ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

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DESIGN.

Design for our first four styles where donated from Norwegian designer, Tine Mollatt (byTiMO) along with training and capacity building between her team and our team on the ground in Juarez. Recently, Maritza Uscanga Soto, a young fashion designer from Cd Juarez, has joined our support team.

Hilda Ortega and Mariquita Perez Perez are sewing our garments.

We don’t follow fashion seasons. We make garments that can be used any time. But we like to develop and will change and add special items to our collection when we feel its time.

Our goal is to make our styles become Icons, something our buyers never will throw away, and wear knowing their purchase has made a difference



Palo de Brazil process.jpeg

PRINT AND COLORS.

All our garments are dyed one and one, with plants and flowers from the Chihuahua district, turning each into a unique piece, with prints that resembles watercolors. We really work for these prints, it can take up to 60 hours to accomplish a print on a dress. We work on it in many layers, resembling making a painting and we think of our pieces as wearable art.

The choice of working with natural dye has been a conscious one. The process is nothing less than fantastic, transforming something almost dead or thought of as waste into something of beauty. It doesn’t demand you to know how to write or read to become a master.

The process itself is a symbol of hope and change, it is slow, and an opposite to the exploitation of workers for profit in the hundreds of Sweat shops/factories located in Cd Juarez.

We have been so lucky that our team has been trained in natural dye by artist Cara Maria Piazza, a highly skilled and talented natural dyer from NYC. She has visited our studio twice to help us develop our work. Our studio manager, textile artist Jane Terrazas,  uses her long term interest and knowledge about plants and dye to further develop our library of colors together with Candelaria Gutierrez Perez.

We involve our neighbors - flower shops are saving their withered flowers for us and local restaurants their food waste. We can use it all

Our colorlibrary - gathered from flowers and food waste

Our colorlibrary - gathered from flowers and food waste