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THE 4th BEE GEE BLOUSE

WHAT'S IT MADE FROM?

THE 4th BEE GEE BLOUSE is made from 100% silk organza. This fabric was the final fabric added to the collection. Pera thought it brought the whole body of work together magically. The fabric was sourced from The Fabric Store in Newton, Auckland. It was sea freighted to New Zealand (lower carbon emissions - yay!) This is a deadstock fabric, meaning it is either end-of-line, excess from a large scale designer, a mill overrun or a cancelled order. 

By using deadstock, we are able to use up already existing fabrics where they would otherwise have ended up in landfill, support New Zealand businesses and for Pera the ability to find uniquely printed fabrics that can often be hard to source locally. 

The fabrics that we source from the Fabric Store are often limited rolls, 15m would be the maximum amount we are able to source with minimums sometimes as low as 6m - which was the case with this fabric. It’s an exciting challenge for Pera during the design process because it limits what you can and can’t make with such small amounts. It influences the process from design through to production and purchase - the buyer needs to truly love the garment to endure the pre-order process and accept the higher price point for unique limited styles. This is bringing the slow, artistic process back to the craft that PERA MAY is championing whilst hoping to educate consumers around the benefits of appreciating clothing and purchasing consciously.

WHO MADE IT?

Because we are made to order and runs are so small we use multiple machinists across the same styles to ensure we get our orders within the time frames we (you) need. Therefore your piece may have been made by either;

ROBYN WEAVER

LILY LIU

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