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Manawa Tītī Dress, Rauponga Print PREORDER
Manawa Tītī Dress, Rauponga Print PREORDER
Manawa Tītī Dress, Rauponga Print PREORDER
Manawa Tītī Dress, Rauponga Print PREORDER
Manawa Tītī Dress, Rauponga Print PREORDER
Manawa Tītī Dress, Rauponga Print PREORDER
Manawa Tītī Dress, Rauponga Print PREORDER

Manawa Tītī Dress, Rauponga Print PREORDER


Knee Length (as photographed)
Midi Length (18cm longer than photographed)

The phrase ‘Manawa Tītī, meaning, with the heart of the Tītī, is used to refer to someone with great endurance, resilience and stamina. These are attributes that are indivisible from our whakapapa, the mana wahine who have passed the baton on to us, and the heart with which we continue their legacies.  We named this dress with the intent that it carries you with confidence, resilience and ease in the mahi that you do and the spaces you occupy.


Please note:

These dresses will be made to order by our team here in Ōtautahi, Christchurch. These garments are currently being manufactured.

This process takes around 5 weeks and we anticipate shipping out your order during the first week of October (October 7th). These garments are not currently in stock but will be made to your specifications.

By making to order we can reduce textile and production excess and minimize our impact on Papatūānuku. 

This dress is a comfortable boxy fit with loose sleeve that can be either folded up to a cuff or left flat. With belt-loops at the waist and a fabric tie, this dress can be cinched in at the waist, tied at the reverse or left loose.

This garment is designed to be reversible- wear it with the flattering v-shaped neckline, or reverse the dress for around neckline. This dress also has the roomiest most comfortable and practical pockets you could wish for hidden in-seam at the hip.

Our garments are designed with comfort, form and function in mind. We have created a generous fit that allows this garment to carry you with confidence through life’s seasons and natural fluctuations.


85% Certified Organic Cotton, 15% Indian Flax Linen 

This fabric has a natural slightly textured hand feel which will become more evident when it is washed. Heavy enough to not require a slip underneath in the warmer months, but light enough to be breathable and great for layering during the colder seasons.

Certified organic cotton is grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers or hazardous pesticides, which protects biodiversity and waterways and builds and maintains soil fertility.
Both Cotton and Linen from the flax plant are sustainable, renewable and biodegradable fibres.

Design: Rauponga is a whakairo (customary carving) inspired depiction of the fronds of our distinctive native ponga tree fern.

Colour: Rimurapa is the name for Bull Kelp- a seaweed familiar in Te Waipounamu, the south island. This fabric is the shade of dried rimurapa, with the print a slightly darker variation. It is comparable to a khaki.

You can see more of the colour and drape here


Our Fabrics are custom made for us by our team in India who practice organic, sustainable and fair-trade practices. The dyes used for the dying and printing of our textiles are OTEX certified non-toxic.

Our garments are designed in Ōtautahi, Christchurch and cut and sewn by our local partners at 140 Clothing. 140 is an intergenerational whānau business who are passionate about keeping our manufacturing industry close to home and supporting our local economy.

Size & Fit

Our sizing is designed to be accommodating and most of all comfortable. Please note our measurements below to ensure you're selecting the best size for your tinana.

  XS (8-10) S (10-12) M (14-16) (18-20) XL (22-24) 2XL (24-26)
Chest 106cm 114cm 122cm 130cm 138cm 146cm
Hem 126cm 134cm 142cm 150cm 158cm 166cm
Front Length 111cm 112cm 113cm 114cm 115cm 116cm
Shoulder 24cm 25cm 26cm 27cm 28cm 29cm
Bicep 44cm 45cm 46.5cm 48.5cm 50cm 53cm

Model Details

Sammy wears a size M in these photos

Care Instructions
Machine wash with a mild detergent. No bleach. Line dry in the shade. Iron if desired.

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