The pinafore has its origins as a functional working garment, and even now still speaks to women who value endeavour and vocation and the more practical style of dress that often accompanies the practicalities of labour. We would suggest however, not painting in this one until it's old!
- Tan Wale (wide) Cotton Corduroy
- 100% Cotton
- Side pockets with button closure to waist (adjustable by moving button)
- Can be worn cross back or straight back as shown
- Made in Sydney
- Dryclean only
This is a preorder style and forms part of our 2022 season
Garments ordered by 17 February 2022, expected delivery end March 2022
Preorder styles are returnable for full refund within 14 days of delivery
Pre-ordering gives you opportunity to order next season's styles and to support our forthcoming collection.
Since we make in very limited quanities, by ordering ahead, you can ensure that garment is made in your size and for you - working together towards sustainable, planet-friendly fashion (zero waste).
Size & fit for this garment
Model is wearing a size Small (8/36)
We have measured the garment laid flat (double for circumference, CB = centre-back)
|Skirt Length from waist to hem||82||82.5||83|
Mini-skirt length also available - skirt length waist to hem (please email if you prefer a mini-skirt length)
Deliveries within Australia
Free domestic shipping on all orders.
We ship within Australia using registered express post (signature on receipt required). Estimated arrival 2-4 business days.
Once your parcel has been dispatched, a unique tracking number will be sent to your nominated email addresses. All deliveries must be signed for. Please ensure delivery address is attended, where someone will be able to sign for delivery between 9am-5pm.
We ship to most countries outside of Australia for a flat shipping charge of $25. For international orders over AU $250, shipping is free.
We deliver to Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States.
If your country isn't listed here please let us know and we can make arrangements.
If you wish to return something, please email us within 2 days of the date of delivery at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Returns will be refunded, provided the item is returned to us within 14 days of the date of original delivery to you.
Any returns must be as new: unworn and in perfect condition, with all tags in place, all in the original packaging. Kindly note, refunds are not offered on discounted items, except as required by law.
Purchases are returned at the customer's expense. We recommend you obtain proof of posting. We will not be liable for items lost in transit during return. Please send your return back (together with a printed copy of your returns email) to our studio:
Maison d’Être, 72 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW 2021, Australia
Returns from outside Australia
To avoid delays and additional taxes, all paperwork and the outside of your return parcel must be clearly marked: RETURNED GOODS – NO COMMERCIAL VALUE. All international returns are at the customer's expense.
Our commitment to sustainable fashion
We strive to make a beautiful garment that will last, made in a way that is respectful of others. No one can accuse us of being in a hurry! We focus on the detail and design so that you will enjoy wearing the garment and want to wear it again.
"Sustainability is about meeting present needs on a continuing basis, without diminishing the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
So how is Maison d’Etre sustainable in its approach to fashion?
We use quality fabric.
We source most of our fabric from oversupply, already existing in the marketplace, rather than turning further natural resources into cloth.
We are mindful of the origin of the fabric (for example, cotton plants use a lot of water to produce a crop, and mindful of this, we buy cotton jersey from places such as New Zealand, where this type of agriculture is sustainable).
We choose the best quality natural fibres, such as cotton and silk wherever possible, not only because they can withstand frequent gentle washing (longer life of garment), but also because they are biodegradable, which means they will eventually break down naturally into water, carbon dioxide and biomass.
We avoid using synthetic fabrics (such as polyester) which are made of petroleum and will only break down into smaller pieces which pollute soil and waterways and are harmful to the environment.We produce locally.
We make the pattern, cut the fabric and make the garments locally in Sydney, Australia. By making locally, we keep control of production (both as to quality and the process). We can check the garment while in production and avoid costly and wasteful mistakes that sometimes happen when garments are manufactured offshore.
We also make locally to support other local businesses because we believe in the benefits of a thriving local garment industry.
We support a minimum wage for garment workers.
We pay for production locally where workers are paid a minimum wage. The best way to ensure workers are paid properly is to manufacture where there is the safety of a minimum wage by law, so we engage local manufacturers for this reason. We cannot make cheaply but we can make well and responsibly.
We avoid using plastics.
This extends to our delivery to the customer - we use compostable delivery bags.