How to care for your Widdess clothes

How to care for your Widdess clothes

Your Widdess garments are made in Aotearoa from a variety of high quality mostly natural fibers; cotton, silk, linen and wool. We also use Viscose and Rayon which are both soft lightweight materials made from wood pulp. The wood differs between textiles but can range from beech and pine to bamboo. We do not use any synthetic fabrics at Widdess.

Once a Widdess garment has arrived in your wardrobe it has already been pre-washed by us to prevent shrinkage or running dye. Here is a guide on cleaning your clothes that will help prolong their life.


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Hannah Davis Grey - Dangerous Goods

Hannah Davis-Gray is an artist and maker here in Tāmaki Makaurau creating wearable art that we are lucky to have in our shop. Hannah has been making her jewellery under the name ‘Dangerous Goods’ since she graduated from Elam in 2018. Her work is organic and unique, every piece a one off made in sustainable materials. We wanted to learn more about the artist behind the jewellery, and her practice.


Photograph by Lucia Jane Taylor

How did your Jewellery practice start?

I started making the type of jewellery that I make now halfway through my degree at...

Friday in the workroom

There are many people that make up the Widdess community. Since our conception in 1995 Widdess has evolved and grown to include makers and creatives from different industries and walks of life. We are now a community of people in Tāmaki Makaurau and beyond working to create sustainable, ethical and quality products made in Aotearoa.


The Widdess workroom has quadrupled in size this year as we now create out of our new space in Mount Eden. On Fridays Faith, our shop manager, joins the team of Yvonna, Phoebe and Vincent to help with the ever-changing and...