In a bid to reduce waste, Nigerian label NKWO have upcycled leftover materials and end-of-line fabrics to create this Omo Shirt Dress. The loose-fit silhouette is assembled from hand-dyed cotton panels and undulating ruffles sewn to a transparent tulle base. It features a neat round neck, long sleeves, and a drop-waist asymmetric skirt. Temper the sheerness with tonal undergarments and style it with sharp mules or strappy sandals, depending on the occasion.
- Button fastening
- Upcycled cotton and polyester tulle
- Created by local artisans using innovative waste-reduction practices, such as recycling and fabric manipulation
- Made in Abuja, Nigeria, ships from Nigeria
SIZE, FIT & OPACITY
- Lightweight fabric
- Loose silhouette
- Fits true to size
Shipping & Returns
Sustainable brand NKWO relaunched in 2012 in Nigeria, with a focus on the preservation of traditional craft while curbing the damaging effects of textile waste. Each ready-to-wear piece is crafted using traditional West African weaving, beading, hand-dyeing and embroidery. The designer created her own fabric—using a modern strip weaving technique—dubbed “Dakala.” This hand-loomed upcycled fabric has a distinctively rich feel and is featured in each collection.