Navy hemp smock dress
Navy handmade smock dress with cocoon shape and ruffled sleeves
Navy hemp smock dress
We make our navy smock dress from hemp and organic cotton. It has smocking detail at the top and the waist, creating an overall cocoon-shape drape. The sleeves also have a pop of gathered fabric which look great on their own and also layered with long-sleeved tops in colder weather. Our smock dress can be dressed up for events and dressed down for everyday wear. The swing/smock style is super airy and the fabric is breathable and durable.
We make each dress in our workshop in Nottingham, England.
You may also be interested in our denim smock dress and our zero waste denim dungarees.
77% certified organic cotton and 23% hemp.
We make our navy smock dress from hemp and organic cotton that is OEKO-TEX standard 100 certified as free from harmful chemicals. Organic cotton is more sustainable that regular cotton because the process is based on long-term thinking. Organic cotton farming does not use synthetic insecticides, fungicides, herbicides or fertilisers. Farmers maintain healthy soil through crop rotation, preventing the loss of nutrients into water bodies and so avoiding water pollution and the need for artificial fertilisers. Organic cotton farming also uses significantly less water than ordinary cotton, whereby farmers rely mainly on rainwater. Find out more about organic farming at the Textile Exchange!
Hemp is also a sustainable fabric as it has a high yield (twice as much fibre as flax that is used to make linen) and it has a short growing period such that it can be planted 4 times in a year. Moreover, it returns up to 70% of the nutrients used back into the soil. As if this wasn’t enough, it also requires little water, reduces pests and doesn’t need fertilisers or pesticides. To top it off, hemp is the most carbon negative crop, absorbing more carbon than it produces!
The labels we use are made from recycled fabric that is OEKO-TEX standard 100 certified. We also package the product in recycled paper and ship using reusable and compostable mailbags.
A great resource on sustainable fashion is the Fashion Revolution, including information on what to consider when choosing where and what to buy.
As a brand that value sustainability, we also strive to post informative content on sustainable matters on our Instagram account @fordandguy
Machine wash our organic voile smock dress at 30 degrees C. Drip dry and iron on medium heat. Do not bleach. To waste less water, energy and to make your clothes last longer, wash on cold, wash less often and don’t tumble dry.
The smock dress is available in UK women’s sizes 6-20. If you would like a different size, please get in touch and I will be happy to accommodate bespoke measurements.
The female model in the photo is a size 8, is 5ft 6” tall and is wearing the size 8.
This product is made-to-order and takes 1-2 weeks to process prior to shipping. For general delivery and returns information, please see our informations page here.