A Line Organic Cord Skirt

CAD 290.00 CAD 170.00
Spruce
Size: XXS

Citing vintage mariner garments, our skirt features adjustable buttoned waist tabs. Crafted from organic cotton cord to an A-line shape with a back elasticated waist for comfort.

Organic cotton cord. Adjustable buttoned waist tabs. Back elasticated waist. Side pockets. Back patch pocket. A-line shape. Lower-calf length. Horn buttons.

Details

Machine wash 30ºC. 100% cotton.
Made in China.

Size & Fit

Regular fit. Length: Lower calf. Waist: On the waist.
Studio model Kelia is 5ft 8in/173cm tall and is wearing a size S.

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The History of Corduroy

While corduroy brings to mind fashion of the 1970s, it is derived from fustian, a fabric which can be traced back to Egypt around 200BC. A heavy cloth with a raised nap similar to velvet or moleskin, fustian had not yet acquired the distinctive ridges that would transform it into corduroy. It was favoured by schoolmasters in 18th century Britain, and after the Industrial Revolution, as a material for working men's clothing.

The wales that now define the look of corduroy are created by weaving layers of threads into a base fabric, followed by gluing, cutting and brushing treatments. Wales are measured in ridges per inch; the higher the wale, the finer the cord. At TOAST, we utilise soft organic corduroy across both our womenswear and menswear collections.

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Corduroy Care Guide

Corduroy is a material favoured for its durability and velvety touch.

There is no real consensus on the origins of corduroy, but it is thought to have been invented in the Egyptian city of Fustat, where a heavy cotton cloth with a raised sheared nap was created, similar to that of velvet or moleskin.

The cloth was brought to Europe in medieval times by Italian and Spanish merchants. It was used to line gowns for warmth and for a fashionable, padded look. The ridges or ribs – known as “wales”, came about as a means of strengthening the fabric and extending its lifespan. Corduroy can have anywhere from 1.5 to 21 wales per inch, though it is typically between 10 to 12.

At TOAST, we like corduroy for its supple, velvety feel, and its casual, practical look.

How to wash

We recommend to wash your cord inside out and with buttons and zips closed, on 30 degrees or on a cool setting.

Try not to overload your machine to avoid friction. Abrasion to the surface of cord can damage the pile and alter the texture.

How to dry & store

For the best result, shake out cord garments after washing. Smooth down the seams, pockets and plackets and hang to air dry – this will avoid the need to iron your garment.

To store, it is best to hang your cord up.

Cotton Care Guide

Cotton is a versatile, comfortable and breathable fabric and is easy to look after. At TOAST, we love cotton for its ability to take dye and retain bright colours and intricate prints.

Obtained from the fibres surrounding the soft seed pods of the cotton plant, cotton is a natural and biodegradable fibre that has been used since antiquity. The fibres are cleaned and spun into threads before being made into a variety of fabrics, from denim and corduroy to poplin and twills.

How to wash

Cotton can be washed at 30 degrees in the machine with similar colours. Try to wash your cotton less frequently to maintain the shape, colour, and quality of your garment.

How to dry & store

Reshape your garment whilst damp by holding the side seams together and shaking. Cotton is best dried flat or hanging to prevent the need for ironing. If an item requires ironing, then it is best to do so whilst slightly damp or using the steam setting.

Hang your cotton clothes away from direct sunlight to prevent fading.