A charming short dress with a ruffle tiered skirt, the V&A Glendale v–neck dress is finished with a zip closure at the back and eco-friendly corozo buttons. Based on a furnishing fabric held in the V&A's collection, the Glendale print was originally created in the 1920s by the artist–designer, Sidney Mawson (1876–1941). The finely drawn pattern reflects the Arts and Crafts Movement's interest in native British wildflowers and woodlands and has been updated to a pleasing colour scheme.
The fabric of this dress is made from TENCEL™ branded Lyocell fibres, an extremely eco-friendly material that comes from natural sources. Using responsibly sourced wood pulp, the closed–loop manufacturing system avoids the use of harsh chemicals, and minimises any wastage in the process. Silky soft while still durable, TENCEL™ is one of our favourite eco fabrics to wear. When it reaches end of life, it is fully biodegradable too. Made by People Tree Fair Trade producer partner Creative Handicrafts.