Lirringgirn (soap bush tree) shift dress




  • Relaxed, boxy fit
  • Hem finishes at mid-thigh/above the knee
  • Short sleeves
  • Side seam pockets
  • 3 colour (grey blue, ochre brown and white) digital print on organic cotton fabric
  • Designed by Maxine Charlie, Broome WA
  • Digitally printed in Australia
  • Made in Melbourne by LCN fashion who are accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia

Artist story:

Maxine Charlie is a Yawuru-Bunuba woman living in Rubibi, Broome. The lirringgirn (soap bush tree) has many uses in traditional Yawuru culture including roasting and grinding the ripe seeds to create a flour, wetting and crushing the green seed pods to form a ‘soapy’ cleaning agent and infusing the bark, foliage and pods to use as fish poison-working to kill the fish by taking the oxygen out of the water.
*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.

Size and fit guide:

Georgia is a size 10 and is wearing a size 10. She is 165cm tall.

This style is an oversize fit, so keep this in mind when choosing your size.
Approximate bust measurements (measured flat):
8: 49cm
10: 52cm
12: 54cm
14: 57cm
16: 60cm

Approximate length measurement (from top of neck hole to bottom hem):
8: 92cm
10: 93cm
12: 96cm
14: 97cm
16: 99cm

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.