Stara Robe in Spiral Sky
BRAND PARTNER: NOST
The Stara Robe is a kimono-inspired piece with soft draped shoulders and a contrasting lapel. It can be worn as a light duster coat when you’re out and about, or cinched at the waist for a loungey day indoors. Great for a resort holiday after swims at the beach, plus it’s breastfeeding friendly.
Inspired by spiral staircases found in historical shophouses within Southeast Asia, the Spiral print features a playful terrazzo spray of shapes. All the colours used are eco-friendly and azo-free, printed on 100% organic cotton – gentle on the skin and kind to the planet.
Featuring a pale blue lapel and vibrant dabs of navy and rust which accentuate the architectural steps, the Sky colourway is a quirky conversation starter. It comes with two pockets because we know how life sometimes calls for hands-free moments & convenient stashing. Available in two colour ways: Sky and Blush.
Fabrics & dyes NOST chooses raw fabrics that are produced and sourced sustainably, to reduce environmental impact in the farming and washing processes. They favour 100% organic cotton, handloom cotton, and deadstock fabric. The dyes used in their block-printing processes are either completely natural, made from plant bark, fruits, roots and iron crystals, or eco-friendly azo-free dyes which allow a wider variety of hues.
Production NOST designs each piece to be seasonless, refining the cut and details so they can be comfortably worn again and again.
NOST chooses to work with heritage craft artisan families and vulnerable communities in their making process, seeking to present their skills and talents to the world. They visit their makers a few times a year, partnering them to create beautiful, sustainable fabrics. This is done with 3 aims in mind:
1. Preserving craft heritage
2. Growing their Sewing For Impact (SFI) Community
3. Providing Safe & Fair Employment