MUKI Silk minidress in light pinks, size S

MUKI Silk minidress in light pinks, size S

350.00

Our beautiful MUKI dresses in 100 % silk. We color them individually with botanical dyes to create a wearable piece of art. This dress has been colored with bark from Palo de Brazil , Cochineal and yellow roses

Easy to dress up and down. All dresses come with a free protest badge.

Length of size S: Total length front: 87.5cm (34.4 inces) / Total length back: 95.5cm (37.6 inches) / Shoulder across 37 cm (14.5 inches) / Sleeve length 58 cm (22.8 inches)

All our garments 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.

Our MUKI dresses is our first 100 % design from Juarez. Idea and drawing by graphic designer Tania Delgado and adapted by fashion designer Maritza Uscanga, both living in Juarez.

Tania describes her inspiration for the design: The MUKI dress is inspired by the endemic flora and landscapes in Chihuahua. The silk and the generous use of material creates a beautiful, flowy movement around your body as you walk, mimicing the sand dunes from the desert, never still and freely moved by the wind.

MUKI means dress in Raramuri Language.

Hilda Ortega has sewn the dresses.

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

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!

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