Long Dress: Volcanic Scrub Vine (Balara)


Fabric story: "Balara" Volcanic Scrub Vine

Our ancient volcanos are found on country in 'Savannah Woodland' terrain.

Over the years, the ceilings of the tubes have collapsed in many places, allowing vegetation to flourish on the inside.

Ribbons of green vine-thicket flourish contrasting with the Savannah landscape. These vines are considered distinctive and an ancient remnant from the Gondwana species. When some 300 million years ago we were part of the huge continent known as Gondwanaland.

This vine is believed to be a rare, isolated pocket of this relict—ancient flora that has escaped the ravages of fire, drought and climate change.

Garment Construction

All pieces are crafted and developed locally in Cairns by Cindy Hudson head seamstress (Jedess’ Mother). This allows Cindy and Jedess to ensure that each piece has high-quality workmanship.


Fabric selection – Tencel Linen. Sourced from an Australian fabric printer and supplier. 

Impact - Tencel is a cellulose fibre made from wood pulp (which comes from sustainably grown forests), and because it is derived from a plant it is biodegradable. 
It is less susceptible to odorous bacteria and is 50% more absorbent than cotton due to being breathable. The production process of this fabric has passed OEKO-TEX® certification.

Innovative Ink & Printing techniques

Australia’s first “Kornit Presto Max” printer — the most advanced single-step solution for direct-to-fabric printing on the planet. A more sustainable option offering e inks, lower impact production, zero wastewater, diminished batch pollutants and reduced fabric waste through print-on-demand technology.

Care Instructions

Gentle machine wash and hang in the shade. Iron-friendly (warm-hot). When clothing is wet item will feel quite stiff. Wrinkle resistant.