recycled maori mini dress

Designer Rachel Wright features this custom Maori Mini Dress in her Toolgrrl Etsy shop. The hand-sewn design is similar to Rachel’s Men’s Maori Shirt which will be featured in the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum later this year.

The mini dress is handcrafted out of recycled materials: the white fabric had a former life as a 100% cotton bedsheet. The design was inspired by traditional Maori facial tattoos, sacred designs that are unique to each person. Every new Maori-inspired design that Rachel creates is altered so no two are identical.

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