From the bush to your wardrobe
I’m Heidi Castleden - Maker, Mama, Wife and founder of Castleden Co.
Creating and making has long been an integral part of my life. As a child I’d so often fall asleep to the sound of the sewing machine, only to wake up and see the dress I’d envisaged when Mum had let me choose the fabric and pattern just days before—pure magic to a little girl.
It’s this same magic Castleden Co works to recreate for all women, feel good, quality clothing & accessories you will love and wear.
Since 2014 Castleden Co has grown into a small collective of craftswomen that relies on an extended team of supporters. Along with our all important customers and stockists, we have a wonderful community of family and friends who make it all possible.
I am so thankful to each and every one of these individuals and we welcome you to join the fun as Castleden Co continues to create moments of magic.
***PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS A PRE-ORDER ITEM WITH A TWO WEEK DISPATCH TIME FROM DATE OF ORDER***
**ALL ORDERS PROCESSED BY DECEMBER 3rd WILL BE SHIPPED BY DECEMBER 17 HOWEVER WE CANNOT GUARANTEE PRE CHRISTMAS DELIVERY**
The Fairy Wren Blouse. Dopamine dressing at its finest, made using premium quality yarn died linen/cotton fabric in a vibrant cerulean, coral, yellow, green and white plaid.
With a generous puff sleeve that finishes with a cuff at the elbow, a square neckline, and the pull on style bias cut of the bodice, the Fairy Wren is an easy wear top with a little bit of shape.
Worn loose or tucked in for comfortable and versatile dressing, it's perfect with either our new Paper Daisy Skirt or paired with our Desert Pea Skirt for a summer hit of color, or a cool fresh vibe worn with white linen or denim.
Handcrafted in our Boorowa workshop using the highest quality french seam construction, this piece, like all our garments is designed to be worn and washed on repeat. Care for your Castleden Co garments and they will serve you well for many years.
Premium yarn died 32% Linen 68% Cotton
Washing Instructions: Hand Wash or Cool Delicate Machine Wash. Line Dry in Shade, do not Tumble Dry. we recommend shaping garment while damp and avoid ironing to keep that lovely rumply linen feel.
Heidi wears size M, is 167cm tall and size 12-14au
Total garment length aprx 58cm
Every single Castleden Co piece is 100% designed, cut, stitched and finished in country NSW. Our clothes are not just made to look great, but to be wearable, comfortable, make you feel good, and most importantly: to last. Care for your beautiful handmade clothing and it will serve you well.
Because we only ever make a handful of each design, and with a slightly different part of the print revealed in each garment, you’ll know that whatever you wear from us is entirely unique.
There’s no giant factory, no labour outsourcing or mass-produced-fast-fashion about any of our handmade pieces. When we do need to turn to third parties we do our utmost to use local and small suppliers—because without small business, things get really boring.
The vast majority of our fabrics are exclusively designed in Australia for Castleden Co. Where pre-produced fabric is used, we will source it as locally as possible or ideally use ‘deadstock’ - that’s fabrics left over from large producers, saving it being sent to landfill. This also means that high quality fabrics like silk, wool and cashmere are more affordable—if we get it cheaper, so do you.
There are often little surprises in Castleden Co clothes, such as a piece of vintage silk for pocket lining, or buttons from our cache of vintage deadstock gems. Not only are they beautiful, they reduce waste and help us tread just a little lighter on this fragile earth.