Pre-order Silk Robe in Gobernadora
Pre-order Silk Robe in Gobernadora
Pre-order one of a kind robe. Delivery time: 3 weeks.
Our beautiful robes are made in 100 % silk. We colored them individually with botanical dyes to create a wearable piece of art. These robes will be dyed with the desert plant Gobernadora (Governess). A plant that has been around for 11 700 years! Known to survive in extreme temperature and wheather changes, it thrives in the desert surrounding Cd Juarez. It is also known for having healing qualities and its small green leaves and yellow flowers give us this rich, wonderful green color.
Our robe is easy to dress up and down. Wearable all year around. All robes come with a free protest badge.
Length of size L is 149 cm (58.6 inches) / Shoulder across 38 cm (14.9 inches) / Sleeve length 44 cm ( 17.3 inches)
Length of size M is 147.5 cm (58 inches) / Shoulder across 36 cm (14.1 inches) / Sleeve length 43 cm (16.9 inches)
Length of size S is 146 cm (57.4 inches) / Shoulder across 34 cm (13.3inches) / Sleeve length 42 cm (16.5 inches)
All robes are made by hand in Cd Juarez, Mexico
Care Instructions: Hand wash only
Please note that ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
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.
Through Governmental support we started an afternoon program in February this year, training four young people in our techniques. We love that they eventually will become part of our regulat team and join Hilda, Mariaquita, Sandra, Cande and Jane in our creative processes.
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 garment. 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!