Linen Coat


'once I was a field of blue flowers'

linen, a fabric of the past, present and future

A linen coat for all seasons.

A generous linen coat with long sleeves, pockets and buttons.

Layered dyeing of plants and an  indigo dip create subtle and rich colours and patterns.

A generous size to fit small to large sizes.

 Brilliant for everyday wear and  travel, as it is light, maintains body temperature, folds up small and can be worn in formal and casual situations.


A comforting coat, kind to your skin and the environment and embellished with stories of it's past and present.


Slow Fashion

The life of this linen coat at Lud Valley

Op shop linen shirt transformed with french linen into a coat

Pre shrunk in a hot washImmersed in a weld vat to create yellow

Two different linens made different shades of yellow

Dipped in an indigo vat uniting weld shades into a light teal shade

Bathed for 4 days in a copper cauldron dancing with choisia leaves on our fire pitwashed by sun, rain, wind, fire, night and day into beautiful shades of soft green

But there were some darker sweat stains on the op shop linenSo it had continus leaves soaked in iron magic (rusty nails soaked for weeks in vinegar) andLovingly laid on the coat

Wrapped tightly around an iron rod and bound into a bundle with thick stringImmersed again into an iron pot and bathed for 2 days on the wood burning stove

Opened to reveal beautiful leaf prints and touches of iron on the soft green background Washed and air dried

Worn by Roxanne


An individual order for unique Items

Natural processes create unique products never to be repeated,

Each product is hand made and dyed requiring time and patience

It may take a while to produce your order - 

The items are a bit like us, each the same but infinitely different and all beautiful.

Contact me about your choice I will be happy to find a compatible solution.


Plant Dyed

Chemical free process using bio-regional sourced plants creating beautiful prints and colours directly from nature.

This dress has botanical leaf prints.




Linen - a vegan option -

Linen is renowned for its superior properties and is again coming to the forefront for its natural health benefits and general well being as well as its ecological and long lasting qualities. 


The flax plant takes around 100 days from planting to maturity, when the flowers bloom it is  a spectacle that people celebrate and enjoy.

Unlike cotton, the entire plant is used including the roots, which are as deep as the plant is tall.


Carefully Packed

A beautiful parcel arrives at your door .

- wrapped in nature -


All our products will be delivered in a natural and organic bag - all other used packing material are sustainable and renewable.


Sustainable Processes

Hand made and naturally dyed from plants in Lud Valley, New Zealand.

All materials are compostable as no plastic or toxic chemicals were used.


Waste Management

The waste from every fabric used is given a second chance to be artwork or accessory


Ethical Sourced Fabrics

I source fabrics that are not processed around the world and seek out second hand treasures.


Locally Made

All products are dyed with bio regional plants and lovingly handmade in Nelson, New Zealand.

Linen Coat - leaf prints - L


    All Paying Methods

    We accept Debit Cards, Credit Cards and Paypal.

    International shipping

    We bring our prodcts directly to your home, all over the world.

    unique items

    natural processes create unique products never to be repeated 

    Travelling Lite

    A:   109 Lud Valley Road, Hira, 7170 New Zealand

    T:   +64  27 545 2176


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