Spring 2023 - by the sea shore!
Why The Native Pig Face?
Apart from a name only a mother could love…If you’ve walked over a sand dune on the way for a swim on a summer’s day in Australia you may have noticed a succulent plant with a spectacular bright pink flower growing beside the path.
Chances are it was Carpobrotus glaucescens (also known as pigface, ice plant or angular sea fig). And you might be surprised to learn that not only is it native to Australia, but it is also and edible bushfood.
The red-purple fruit has a flavour described by some as like salty strawberry or kiwi fruit and by others as like salty apples. Its thick, fleshy leaves can also be eaten – raw or cooked (the roasted leaves may be used as a salt substitute) and the juice from the leaves can be used to soothe stings or burnt skin. The juice from the leaves can be mixed with water and used as a gargle for sore throats and mild bacterial infections of the mouth. The fruit has also been used as a laxative, all though we probably don’t recommend that one! LOL
Designed by local Painter Tamika Bannister
The Florence has short sleeves, double inseam pockets with back zipper, it may be worn with or without the belt, made in textured printed 50% Organic linen/50% Organic Hemp rustic slub made in Tasmania with each and every stitch with attention to detail guaranteeing high end quality of slow thoughtful fashion.
Buy well, buy once is our motto!
- Regular fit in the torso/loose fit from the waist down
- Round neck with facing
- CB invisible zip
- Short sleeves, just above elbow
- Trapeze silhouette from bust down to hem
- Can be left loose or cinched in at waist with wide self tie
- Knee length, with longer asymmetrical point at side front
- Matching tie belt
Care - Gentle cold machine wash, use gentle phosphate FREE detergent, do not tumble dry, warm steam iron. Hang inside out to prevent fading.Model (me) I am blonde wearing XS/S (8-10), my partner in crime is Andy (dark hair) wearing M/L (14-16).