OSEI DURO || NONNA DRESS
Simple rayon A-line dress. Hand batiked and sewn in Ghana. Can be worn with or without sash. Has inseam pockets and rolled sleeve.
Patterns available: Basket (black block print) or Snakebite (brown block print)
-Hand batiked and sewn in Ghana
-Dry clean, or machine wash gentle, hang dry
-Osei-Duro garments are hand dyed and each piece is unique. Please note that print placement and hue may vary
XS: Bust 32"-33"”, Waist 25”, Hip 34”–35"
S: Bust 34”, Waist 27”, Hip 36”–37"
M: Bust 36”-37”, Waist 29”, Hip 38”–39”
L: Bust 38”-39”, Waist 31”, Hip 40”–41”
XL: Bust 40”-41”, Waist 33”, Hip 42”–43”
| ABOUT OSEI DURO |
Osei-Duro was founded in 2011 by Maryanne Mathias and Molly Keogh. The company is based in Los Angeles, Vancouver, and Accra. We currently produce textiles and garments in Ghana, India and Peru, applying traditional techniques to simple contemporary designs.
Born out of the designers’ shared interest in discourse between different fashion systems, Osei-Duro began as and still remains an experiment. Having pioneered the use of West African batik on fabrics like silk and rayon, Osei-Duro continues to focus on developing new and hybrid materials. Processes we have used include batik, tie and dye, hand weaving, block printing, lost wax brass casting, hand crochet, hand knitting, hand painting and screen printing, quilting, wood carving, glass bead making, soft sculpture, performance, ikat, and botanical dyeing. We prioritize social responsibility and transparency in our projects, preferring to work collaboratively with a wide range of artisans, designers and fine artists. Our sewing is done in small workshops in Ghana where we have direct relationships with the sewers and can ensure that their pay is well above the minimum wage.
Osei-Duro aims to support local textile industries – on both large and small scales – in becoming sustainable. We believe that economic and environmental sustainability are intrinsically linked. As much as possible we source materials in Ghana, which both reduces carbon footprint and supports local textile producers. We work towards a vibrant local fashion industry wherever we are, one that exceeds international production standards while respecting the rights and aesthetics of local makers.