This sweet smock style blends a 70s hand-crafted influence with the short swingy silhouette of traditional 1950s girls dresses. Featuring hand smocking and hand blanket stitch detailing at the hem. This delicate pale-pink shade is paired with earthy rust and brown embroideries.
The beautiful linen fabric lends a rustic feel.
Ethically made in India
Hand wash recommended
‘Small’ is aimed at 2-3 years. Dress length is 50cm.
‘Medium’ will span ages 3-5 years. Dress length is 56cm.
‘Large’ will fit age 5-6y. Dress length is 63cm.
Apolina’s SS17 collection features loose- fitting silhouettes crafted in all natural fibres. Inspired by the landscape and flora of the Alpujarra mountains, the collection evokes memories of long, hazy summer days playing in the dust and collecting posys of sun-dried wildflowers.
The collection features hand-smocked pieces alongside the signature hand-fed machine embroidery in a warm, earthy colour palette.
As always, Apolina blends a modern, well-travelled aesthetic with a sense of nostalgic homespun craft.
With a focus on highlighting Indian craftsmanship, Apolina works with a family-run Indian manufacturer, who employs equal numbers of women and men (unusual for this industry). Ethical trading and production practices are strictly adhered to and workers are not only paid a fair wage, they are also treated as members of the extended family.
Each item is unique due to the hand finishing of the garment and the free-hand machine embroidery is carried out by artisan embroiderers. Garments are produced in limited numbers through 'small batch' production.