25% Deposit Batch 3/2022X - Dress - Short Sleeve
25% Deposit Batch 3/2022X - Dress - Short Sleeve
25% Deposit Batch 3/2022X - Dress - Short Sleeve
25% Deposit Batch 3/2022X - Dress - Short Sleeve
25% Deposit Batch 3/2022X - Dress - Short Sleeve
25% Deposit Batch 3/2022X - Dress - Short Sleeve
25% Deposit Batch 3/2022X - Dress - Short Sleeve
25% Deposit Batch 3/2022X - Dress - Short Sleeve
25% Deposit Batch 3/2022X - Dress - Short Sleeve
25% Deposit Batch 3/2022X - Dress - Short Sleeve
25% Deposit Batch 3/2022X - Dress - Short Sleeve
25% Deposit Batch 3/2022X - Dress - Short Sleeve
25% Deposit Batch 3/2022X - Dress - Short Sleeve
25% Deposit Batch 3/2022X - Dress - Short Sleeve
25% Deposit Batch 3/2022X - Dress - Short Sleeve
25% Deposit Batch 3/2022X - Dress - Short Sleeve

25% Deposit Batch 3/2022X - Dress - Short Sleeve

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We love our cute tees so much we wanted to experiment further and create an amazing short sleeve dress that also has options to customise.  You can add a hood, or side seam pockets or even have both.  Available, in 3 lengths with made to measure width tailoring to give you that perfect fit for life.

Available in the four iconic Element colours and available in all three of our unique fabric qualities which have woven by us in our mill in Scotland.  We give you more, with access to the full range of options direct from our planet and people first design archives.  These are our bad-ass books of how to always wear your values and look amazing!  See full details below.

What It's Made Of

  • Made with 100% finest natural merino wool
  • Spun and dyed in Scotland
  • Woven into tartan fabrics by us at our Highland mill
  • All labels made from hand cut and laser etched Scottish leather

Who It's Made By

  • Made by bad-ass womxn and men of the Scottish Highlands 
  • Proudly preserving century old textile skills and machinery
  • Also proudly disrupting the world of future clothing, we have seen the past and it works!

• Size – Made to Measure, please specify your preferred dress length, your maximum bust size and note down the widest hip circumference. These sizes are so that we can make you the best fitting dress you have ever owned. Your dress will be made to order, then despatched within 2 weeks of the fabric being woven during the 4 X A Year batch period.

• Length – you can select from our three dress lengths. The length in inches listed is from the top of the dress to the bottom of the hem. We have a short at 33”, a standard at 38” and a long length of 43”

• Max Bust & Widest Hips – we ask this to make sure that this dress follows all your form comfortably. As this dress is made from woven wool there is a little give but we would not want it to be too tight. So, where your hips are larger than your bust then we would use your hip size to guide us for the overall dress width.

• Neck Style & Opening – this dress comes with a cute ¼” neck trim, with a maximum of 24” head circumference opening

• Sleeve Sizes & Length – this is a loose fitting sleeve by design and have listed the maximum bicep sizes for you to select from. All sleeves are 8” long.

• Item Finishing – Hemmed sleeves and dress bottom, with branded real leather label specifying the makers batch.

• Fabric Design - The Elements of Endurance Tartan, designed by us!

• Weave Design - repeated throughout the fabric is the alchemy element symbols, earth, air, water and fire, represented in triangle form.

• Fabric Repeat – all fabric has been cut by hand from the cloth roll woven at our mill, therefore aspects of the repeat will be unique to each item, which is pretty cool as it makes them all unique!

• Colour Options - Earth (brown), Air (grey), Water (blue) and Fire (red), each element tartan features four colours from the colour family it represents.

• Fabric Weight Options - Medium (compact and cosy), Heavy (dense and structured), Light (open and delicate)

If you need any help with working out your sizes, then check out our Measure Me Size Guide

See Clare, the founder of Prickly Thistle, share more about the collections, how you can build your very own garment, what the design features are and why making clothing on a made to measure basis is making a better future for us all (and looking very rebel bad-ass!)

  • 1st & ONLY B Corp Mill in Scotland
  • Planet Loving Natural Fibres
  • Zero Waste For Life Design
  • Worldwide Shipping

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For all of our made to order items we can usually have your made to order and measure clothing to you within 2 weeks, when our fabric stores have your fabric on the roll.

For all items ordered as part of the 4 X A Year Club, we can have your clothing to you from as early as 2 weeks or it may be up to 8-10 weeks if we need more fabric. As we are weavers, its super handy right! No waiting months and months for items to pass around various factories, we do it all under one roof.

There is loads of cool things you can do and do not need to do when you wear natural fibre clothing! For the full low down on all this caring, checkout our guide and for more info on worn wear repairs, here is some tricks of the trade!.

You can also read more about our No Wash Club Rules here, try it!

Here we proudly share with you our less than x 1 mark-up that we apply, and how this garment has been costed.

Most brands in the 'fashion' world add multipliers of x 2 for wholesale then add another x 2 for retail. When you buy direct from us its a less than x 1, we use the profits from everything we create to support more fairly paid jobs and push the textile world to be more eco-conscious. But we do a lot more like donating to charities and education bodies. This is what we proudly call our ethical pay it forward mark up.

The cost breakdown for this garment is;
Fabric Cost £32.83
Labour To Make £30.00
QC, Labelling & Packing £7.50
Overheads (incl insurance, premise costs etc) £10.55
Total Cost To Company £80.88
Ethical Pay It Forward Mark Up x 0.79 £64.12

Time to Make : 1.5hrs
Cut 0.25hrs
Overlock 0.25hrs
Assemble 0.75hr
Trim & Press 0.25hrs

NB – the price variations in our short sleeve dresses reflect the additional fabric cost for the longer length. Also, should you opt to add-on a hood or side seam pockets these also have additional fabric and labour costs.

For Cost Per Wear (CPW) we just wanted to share how buying less, paying ethical prices, loving and wearing more is actually really affordable, it’s all about the number of wears!

You wear the item 3 times a week for the next 3 years, that is 468 wears. The CPW is £145 divided by 468 wears, Cost Per Wear 31p!

Read more about our transparent pricing and processes here.

It is something the 'fashion' world in particular is really bad at.... but we are bad-ass so nothing to hide under this piece of tartan, nothing bad but maybe an ass!

We want to help be part of the solution that drives regenerative change. Buying less, loving more, paying ethical prices and feeling awesome is what we are all about.

To do that, we have these yes we give a sh#t options for you!

1. Our 4 X A Year Pre Order

2. Lay-Away or Partial-ly Plans

3. Become a VIR

We offer worldwide fully tracked shipping to all customers. Your clothes will be sent to you in our bad-ass compostable shippers. There is also some surprises in their too, like our tartan rebellion organic tote, free with every order!

For all orders £250 shipping is free.

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