Bold checks and contrasting lilac collars and cuffs energise our Etta Shirtdress, a feel-good design that works for everyday. Another thing to feel good about: it's made from deadstock cotton thank would otherwise have gone to landfill. Finished with floral embroidery and natural cream Codelite® buttons, it makes a striking addition to your wardrobe.
'Absolutely love my Saywood shirt dress. It’s beautifully tailored and works well buttoned as a dress or unbuttoned with jeans and a camisole. Superb quality and unique. I couldn’t love this brand more! Genuinely something you will love for a lifetime.' Customer ReviewComposition: 100% CottonMade in Europe, by Mantra True to sizeDress is an oversized boyfriend fit. Size down if you prefer a slightly neater fit.Model is size 12/14 and wearing a size M.
Wash less, love always
We recommend hanging your shirt to air outdoors, rather than washing after every wear. This way, it will last longer and also have a lower environmental impact. Spot clean marks with warm soapy water, and when it does need a wash, follow our care advice:
A note on our cotton and Codelite® buttons
Our Etta shirt is made from deadstock cotton sourced from the Riopele mill in Portugal, which has an eco-friendly ethos, including water reduction and reuse, and waste reduction. We’ve used Codelite® for our buttons, as it’s a natural material made from casein, a protein derived from milk. Codelite® is also biodegradable, which means your shirt’s impact on the environment once it reaches the end of its lifecycle will be reduced further.
Saywood was founded in 2020 by Harriet Saywood-Bellisario. As she beautifully put it: "The stories behind what you wear create that feeling of true joy when you get dressed each day, filling you with the confidence to take on the world, with the conviction that your most loved wardrobe pieces contribute to a positive fashion future, instead of the global fashion crisis". We absolutely love that!
At the heart of Saywood's story is a desire to reconnect you with the people and processes behind what you wear, and in doing so, press pause on throwaway fashion. Saywood does this through storytelling and by creating timeless pieces that you can rediscover each time you wear and rewear them.
Eco-friendly: Saywood uses materials like deadstock cotton, recycled cotton, Japanese denim and Supima cotton. They produce in small batches and offer mending services. If, after years, you're done with your product, they collaborate with OWNI; a peer-to-peer resale platform.
Local & fair production: Saywood works with factories in the UK and Romania for manufacturing and the fabrics are from factories in Italy and Portugal. These factories are all audited by multiple organizations and certifications to ensure ethical working conditions. As the factory in Romania increased its minimum order quantity, Saywood will switch to another supplier for future collections.
Vegan: as Saywood uses Codelite buttons, which are made from a protein from milk, the brand is not completely vegan. However, except for these buttons they are!
Good cause: Saywood has a Saywood for Good Initiative. At the end of each year, Saywood donates a percentage of its revenue to grassroots organisations aligned with their sustainability goals. These organizations are Labour Behind the Label (an NGO committed to better working conditions for garment workers), Trafino/Forever Lung (an organization protecting tropical forests) and Solar Sister (an organization investing in women's clean energy businesses in off-grid communities in Africa).
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