Sustainable Fashion has always been one of Shikoba’s core values. We are always assessing our business practices, manufacturing processes and our final product to improve our sustainability. Currently we use a mix of fabrics to obtain the best quality, function and affordability of our designs. In this collection we will focus more on the quality, function & sustainability of the fabrics. One of our favorite fabrics is merino wool, it is a fine yet warm fibre that is beautiful to wear next to your skin. in this collection we are focusing on Merino and innovative Merino blends that are made in New Zealand. One mill in particular is http://www.designertextiles.co.nz/ they produce innovative and sustainable fabrics right here in NZ. We are also looking at plant fiber fabrics made from hemp and bamboo. Organic cotton will also feature as an alternative to normal cotton that is sprayed with chemicals and uses excessive amounts of water to grow it.
Eco T – NZ Merino/Modal
Made from NZ made merino/modal a superior fabric known for its strength, breath-ability and beautiful handle and wear-ability. Currently we have 2 print designs the floating feather design and the Heart Swarm Design with different colourways available and a non printed plain option in the short sleeve and long sleeve
Floating Feather Eco T
Heart Swarm Eco T
Long Sleeve Eco Plain
Crop Knit Top – Hand Knitted NZ Merino/Alpaca/Possum Yarn
Organic Knit top
Bamboo Pinstitch Tights
An essential for all sustainable fashion wardrobes this basic layer Merino Slip is made from NZ Merino 190 gsm weight. Perfect to wear under tunics and Dresses.
Long Layer Merino
Another basic sustainable fashion piece perfect for layering those longer style tops and tunics made from 100% NZ Merino 190 gsm. Black Only.