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Upcycled pure raw silk skirt UK16


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One of a kind upcycled pure raw silk skirt UK16

Stylish luxury that won’t break the planet

Genuine vintage luxury.  This superb upcycled pure raw silk skirt was originally made by Marks and Spencer under the St Michael label which ceased production in 2000.  Dating the label in this particular skirt I would estimate that it was produced during the early eighties.  This does of course mean that whilst it is labelled at a size 16, by today’s standards it is closer to a 14 or even a 12.

An elegant grey pure raw silk skirt hand eco printed with sycamore from Brancepeth village and sumac from St Brandon’s churchyard, also in Brancepeth.  The addition of a little iron creates the deep grey and black prints which contrast so well with the natural colour of raw silk.  The skirt is fully lined with two box pleats at the front and a small kick pleat in the centre back.

The printing process produces permanent prints that will not wash out or fade.  This is a stunning quality silk skirt that has  been hand printed and repurposed to give it a completely new life.


Why buy from Gillian Smellie Eco Print Textiles?

By choosing to buy from Gillian Smellie Eco Print Textiles you are choosing a unique one off item, hand eco printed by me in my studio in County Durham.  Every item that is upcycled has been hand chosen by me and I can tell not only what leaves were used to print it, but it most cases, exactly where those leaves came from.

I am to provide a genuinely sustainable product, that is produced by hand with transparent procedures from the moment the item to be printed is chosen to the moment you hold it in your hands.

But the story doesn’t end there.

In addition to our Returns and Refunds Policy we also have the innovative, Revolution Programme.  Our unique contribution to keeping textiles out of landfill and creating a sustainable, circular fashion business.  Luxury upcycled clothing that keeps on giving you sustainable style.

Sustainable luxury fashion is possible.

Why not pair it with a stunning cotton cardigan.

Product Details

Upcycled pure raw silk skirt

Size UK 16 Originally made by St Michael (Marks & Spencer) est. 1980s  Size is probably closer to a 14 or 12 today

Waist across the front 40cm

Hips across widest part 56cm

Waist to hem 59cm

Outer 100% Raw Silk

Lining 100% Triacetate



All items are light and wash fast and have been washed and pressed after dyeing and printing. Hand wash or machine wash on wool cycle at 30C max using a gentle non-bio detergent.

All packages are sent Royal Mail Tracked 48 or DPD Shop to Shop, Shop to Delivery Address can be arranged at a small additional cost.  Please contact me if you would like to use this option.

International delivery is available please contact me to request a quote.

We hope that you will be happy with your purchase but sometimes it doesn’t look quite right, or the fit isn’t what you expected. Buying online is always a little more of a risk than buying in person and we do want to ensure that you love your purchase.  

If on receipt of your purchase you decide you do not wish to keep it please first email hello@gilliansmellie.com with details of your order and your reason for return.  That way we know to look out for it.  Please return it in its original unworn (other than to try on for fit) condition, pack it carefully, preferably in the original wrapping if you have it and return to:

Gillian Smellie Eco Print Textiles, Morley Farm, Brancepeth, County Durham DH7 8DS

We recommend that you use a tracking service for your return.  You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item.

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item.  Assuming all is well we will issue a refund via the same method you used for payment and send you an email to let you know that the refund has been made.

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