DREAMS ARE FREE TURTLENECK
WHAT'S IT MADE FROM?
Our DREAMS ARE FREE TURTLENECK is made from 67% cupro, 28% poly and 5% spandex. This fabric was sourced from O'Neill Textiles in Onehunga, Auckland. O'Neill Textiles sourced this fabric from Korea. The fabric was originally made for Debs Corporation of Japan. It was then sea freighted to NZ (less carbon emissions - yay!) We chose to work with this fabrication after testing the quality and wearability of the fibres. Cupro is a fabrication we are quite familiar with and find the fabric easy to clean, beautifully soft to wear and very flattering. Weighing up the polyester content was something that we thought hard about, concluding that this garment should remain a staple piece in your wardrobe for years to come. Easy to pair with almost any outfit and in any temperature as cupro responds to your body temperature, hot or cold.
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, we are supporting New Zealand local businesses and we have an up-close and personal relationship with our suppliers and fabrications. Matt and Matt from O’Neill’s have both been an enormous help during the early stages of the PERA MAY journey, extremely accommodating and insightful. They have a large focus on bringing in natural fibre fabrications and support smaller, slow fashion designers. It’s always a pleasure working with them.
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;
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