Dwarf Naupaka Sleeveless Midi Dress

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A classic, versatile summer dress.

Midi sleeveless dress with pockets. Limited quantity print. Hand drawn fabric print illustrations. Designed, cut, and sewn in Hawai‘i on imported fabric.

Made with draping 100% Tencel , a sustainably made eucalyptus based fabric. Lyocell is a fiber that is intended as a silk substitute derived from wood pulp. It is a natural fabric in the same family as Modal that is more breathable and soft than cotton. It is a luxury eco-fabric, made in a closed loop cycle from sustainably grown eucalyptus. No plastic, polyester, or cotton used here; instead, enjoy this all natural sustainable wood pulp fiber with a luxurious silky texture. Machine wash and dry on a gentle setting.

*Model is wearing size Small.

 

THE STORY BEHIND THE DESIGN

 

This design features the beautiful coastal flowering plant called Dwarf Naupaka (Scaevola coriacea). Unlike its more common cousin, Coastal Naupaka (Scaevola taccada), Dwarf Naupaka is endangered and endemic to Hawai'i, meaning it is found nowhere else.

 

There are many versions of how the naupaka came to be, one being the story of Nanau and Kapaka, two lovers that could not be together and were transformed into two half-flowers, one only found in the mountains, and the other only found by the sea.

 

-David Shepard