Areca Block Print Nightie

CAD 200.00 CAD 115.00
Size: XS

Light cotton with motifs, block printed by hand by artisans in India using traditional hand carved blocks. Each wooden block is skilfully carved then carefully, laboriously, lined up by eye upon the fabric. Each individual artisan will apply a slightly different pressure when printing, resulting in differing depths of colour. Narrow straps and smocking at the neckline. Open at the back. Upper calf length.


Machine wash. 100% cotton.
Made in India.
Read more about the Making of Block Printing.

Size and Fit

Front length for size M is 117cm. Easy fit. Upper calf.

Delivery & Returns


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.

Block Printing

Block printing is a centuries-old craft. Though it might be the simplest and slowest of all textile printing methods, it yields some of the most beautiful results.

The technique demands precision and patience: each block is skilfully hand carved then carefully, laboriously, lined up by eye upon the fabric. It is these human processes that result, inevitably, in slight irregularities. A machine-printed fabric might, by contrast, be perfectly executed, yet it is somehow always a little flat, lacking the inherent liveliness of a hand printed piece.

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