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Manawa Tītī Dress, Ihi Print
Manawa Tītī Dress, Ihi Print
Manawa Tītī Dress, Ihi Print
Manawa Tītī Dress, Ihi Print
Manawa Tītī Dress, Ihi Print
Manawa Tītī Dress, Ihi Print
Manawa Tītī Dress, Ihi Print
Manawa Tītī Dress, Ihi Print

Manawa Tītī Dress, Ihi Print

$180.00 $90.00

 End of line clearance:

One of our unwavering values since we began is not buying into the fast fashion culture of 'sales'. Our goal has always been to pay a fair and sustainable wage for top spec materials and quality, and sell it at a price that is as accessible as possible and means that we can remai viable and sustainable as a business.

As we shift gears and prioritise what sparks joy in 2023 if feels like the right time to clear out our studio.

And so for the first and only time ever, we offer you our Kakahu collection at clearance prices. It's our equivalent of 'we're closing down this part of our pakihi and eveything must go'.
We are unable to exchange clearance items.

We will not be manuacturing our Aho Wahine Collection again in the forseeable future as we hone in on a smaller focus for Aho.


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.

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: It tingles in your spine, clothes you in goosebumps, sets your hair on end. This vital, essential, elemental energy that reverberates throughout te ao Māori. This design, a response and visual exploration of that energy, those rhythms, frequency and reverberations.

Colour:  Ōrangiuri - Dark navy on a muted blue base

See the fabric 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

Rebecca wears a 2XL 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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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Chel F
Beautiful, comfortable and stylish

I bought this dress because many reasons. The quality of the fabric is fantastic and it will wear for many years. I love that it is NZ made and I can support small and local. This is not some fast fashion that will be gone after seven wears. This dress will last for years and it will look good the entire time. Bonus is it also works for six month pregnant mamas due to the cut of it! This is my second dress (different pattern) and my daughter loved it so much I had to buy the fabric to make her one too. Thank you so much for your wonderful quality products.

Lisa Awatere
Panekoti pai rawa atu!

Absolutely love the simplicity of this dress and how it sits. I feel empowered wearing this dress. I feel wearing this dress is one way I can decolonise my work space (criminal law). I feel so proud when I wear my dress.

Mya Morrison-Middleton

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Vanessa Thompson

Love this dress. Very excited to have it and will wear it loads. Love the longer length. Comfortable and versatile. Thanks!