Organic Cord Tunic Dress

CAD 325.00
Amber
Size: 6

Our dress is crafted from organic cotton corduroy which is supple and comfortable. Cut to an easy, pull-on shape with slightly dropped shoulders, then finished with subtle bib stitching framing the placket.

6 Wale organic cotton corduroy. Bib stitching. Slightly dropped shoulders. Patch pockets. Gathered buttoned cuffs. Horn buttons.

Details

Machine wash 30ºC. 100% cotton.
Made in China.
These cotton fibres have been grown in a chemical and pesticide free environment.

Size & Fit

Easy fit. Length: Upper calf. Sleeves: Wristbone length.
Length for size 12 is 109cm.

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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.

The History of Corduroy

Corduroy chimes perfectly with the conker-brown and mustard shades, deep-lapel collars and wide, high-waisted trousers of the 1970s. During the decade, it was buoyed by the sartorial choices of Jane Birkin and Brigitte Bardot (who between them could render anything iconic).

Today, corduroy is a celebration of quirky glamour. It is practical without being drab; plush without being flashy. 1970s intellectuals doubtless appreciated corduroy for its durability as well as its looks. What they would also have known and what has been almost forgotten since is that its status as anti-establishment badge of cool was no accident. In fact, for much of the 19th century, corduroy was a symbol both of working-class identity and political radicalism.

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