Emily Easy Dress, "Palaka" Plaid
Our Emily dress in heather grey, blue, and white brushed certified organic cotton "Palaka" plaid with embroidered yoke is so versatile, you can wear it casually to run errands in, or dress it up with some accessories and booties during cool nights.
In Hawaii there is a traditional patterned textile called "Palaka" plaid. Historically, it was a thick cloth from England, with the pattern created in two colors (usually white and a color), which made its way to Hawaii to make shirt uniforms for the field and plantation workers. Like the ubiquitous denim textile that was also used for workers in mainland America, the "Palaka" plaid became mainstream in the Hawaiian culture and is used widely today from shirts to dresses to home decor.
We honor this cultural treasure and translate it into sustainable fashion by introducing a third color to modernize the pattern, as a yarn-dye with a heather grey, blue, and white.
Pull-over dress with loose, easy fit, with embroidered yoke, ruffle sleeves and ruffle hem. Made in China. Hand wash and dry flat, or pofessional wet clean (more eco-friendly) or dry-clean.