Jila (waterhole) shorts




  • High waisted, pleated shorts with a  4.5cm wide waist band
  • Hem finishes at mid-thigh/above the knee
  • Side seam pockets
  • Invisible zip up the back
  • 2 x pleats at the front and 2 x dart at the back
  • 2 colour (pink and red) digital print on 100% cotton
  • Designed by Gabriella Baxter, Broome WA
  • Digitally printed in Australia
  • Made ethically by The Social Studio, Melbourne

Artist story:
Gabriella is a Walmajarri-Nykina woman based in Broome. Jila (waterhole) have strong physical, sacred and spiritual importance to her. They are not only a principle source of life in the desert, but can also be sacred sites where people meet for physical and spiritual sustenance.
*Please note that the pattern placement will vary slightly on each garment.

Your purchase of this garment provides income for Aboriginal women artists and helps give them a platform to share their culture and stories.

Nagula Jarndu (Saltwater Woman) is a not-for-profit, 100% Aboriginal owned and governed organisation and the profits from your purchase will go directly to the artist and back into the organisation to fund future projects.

The Social Studio are another not-for-profit based in Melbourne. They train and employ refugee and new migrant people in the clothing design and manufacturing business.

Size and fit guide:

Georgia is a size 10 and is wearing a size 10. She is 170cm tall.

This style is a small fit, so keep this in mind when choosing your size. We suggest sizing up for this style. It is designed to be high waisted.

Approximate waist measurements (measured flat):
8: 34cm
10: 35.5 cm
12: 39cm
14: 40.5cm
16: 43cm

Approximate length measurement:
8: 43.5cm
10: 44cm
12: 44.5cm
14: 45cm
16: 46cm


Care and washing guide:

Our designs are hand screen printed and digitally printed onto linens and cottons with quality fabric ink and professionally heat set.

Handwashing your garment in cold water and ironing from the inside-out, will ensure that it is a part of your wardrobe for years to come.