Walgawalga (blue nose salmon) box dress


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  • Relaxed, boxy fit
  • Hem finishes at mid-thigh/above the knee
  • Short sleeves
  • Side seam pockets
  • 3 colour (dark blue, light blue and white) screen print on red linen/cotton blend fabric
  • Designed by Martha Lee, Broome WA
  • Hand screen printed in Australia
  • Made ethically by The Social Studio, Melbourne

Artist story:

Martha Lee is a Yawuru-Karajarri woman living in Broome, WA. The walga-walga (blue nose salmon) design comes from Martha’s great love and appreciation for this seasonal food. It is a favourite fish among all fisher people in the Kimberley. Martha loves going to her secret fishing spot during Barrgana season (June to August) with her family to try and catch this valued feed.

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:

This style is an oversize fit, so keep this in mind when choosing your size. We suggest sizing down for this style, unless you want a really oversized look. But if you are between sizes or would prefer a more fitted look we suggest sizing down.

Approximate bust measurements (measured flat):
8: 52cm
10: 54cm
12: 56cm
14: 58cm
16: 60cm

Approximate waist measurement:
8: 52cm
10: 54cm
12: 56cm
14: 58cm
16: 60cm

Approximate hip measurement:
8: 54cm
10: 56cm
12: 58cm
14: 60cm
16: 62cm

Approximate length measurement:
8: 89cm
10: 89cm
12: 89cm
14: 91cm
16: 91cm

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.