Wear it as a cool summer dress, a coverall, or layer it for warmth with sleeves rolled up or left down. As comforting as a hug from your grandmother and as timeless as a sunset.
Made from hand reeled and handwoven mulberry silk. The stunning natural lustre of this fibre comes to life when coloured with natural dyes. Silk has a luxurious drape and feel that is unlike anything else.
Garments in the Journeywoman Collection are made to take on a life of their own, love them naturally as they are or make your own mark. Sewn with cotton thread, they beg to be naturally dyed, eco printed, embellished and personalized. Make your own fit with alterations or add more pockets with our favourite cotton sewing thread.
Discounted sets featuring multiple garments from this collection are available here.
- 100% handspun & handwoven mulberry silk.
Hidden side slit pockets at the hip.
- French seams.
- This airy fabric is semi-transparent and less so once dyed.
- Pairs well with the Suti Slip Dress in cotton or linen.
Sewn with cotton thread - completely dyeable.
- Sewn at the Maiwa Studio in India.
*Handwoven fabrics may contain slight variegations that are to be celebrated and are a reminder of the hand craft that created the garment.
A note on fit:
- Generous fit.
- One size fits most.
One Size: bust up to 62" / length 43" from shoulder to hem.
Model: Chloe is 5’5” bust: 42”, waist: 37”, Hip: 46”.
Scouring: If you plan to dye your garment, don't forget to scour first. Check our detailed instructions on scouring here.
Care Instructions: Your fabric can be gently hand washed with cool water. Roll in a towel to remove excess moisture and hang to dry.
If you dye your garment with natural dyes - please be sure to protect the natural dyes by using a pH neutral liquid detergent. Wash with similar colours.
"The journeywoman throws her wayfinder smock over her wiseheart shift, shrugs on her wanderlust coat, wraps a shawl around her shoulders, whistles up a friendly wind and steps out into the whirled.
If the wind is fierce, she wears her weaver pants underneath.
If the gales are arctic or the night is cold or she needs to escape without baggage, she can wear them all together…westward shimmy and weaver pants under a rustling wind dancer skirt topped by wiseheart shift, wildflower camise and wayfinder smock; all enfolded by the wanderlust coat with a change of undergarments in a pocket and a toothbrush in another.
They can be worn in countless combinations, in layers to suit any climate and on any body.
The journeywoman’s clothes are for the woman who travels light, dreams of travel, sails her armchair or poetically paces the perimeter of her garden, though she may find herself wanting several variations." ~India Flint
Journeywoman is a collaboration dreamed up between Charllotte of Maiwa and India Flint while traveling in India together in early 2020.
View the entire collection here.