SHE PUTS THE FB IN FBI TURTLENECK is made from two fabrics:

The first is our sky blue cotton/lycra blend that has been sourced from Frost Textiles in Sandringham, Auckland. Frost textiles have sourced this fabric from China. It is OEKO-TEX certified, which means it has been tested for harmful and non-regulated substances and is harmless to human health. Read more here

Frost Textiles have been a part of the PERA MAY journey from the start. They’re a wonderful, extremely helpful team from the office through to the warehouse crew, always catering to our fast paced movements during sampling and production. 

Our second fabric is the acid green knit, which is 100% cotton, sourced from The Fabric Store in Newton, Auckland. 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 unique, exciting 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 of sometimes 5m, in this case it was only 8.5m. This is an exciting challenge for Pera during the design process because it limits what you can and can’t make with such little amounts. It influences the process from design through to production and purchase as the buyer needs to truly love the garment to endure the pre-order process. This is allowing the slow, artistic process to return to the craft. The process that PERA MAY is championing whilst hoping to educate consumers around the benefits of appreciating clothing and purchasing consciously.


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;



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