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A Shared Vision … Sustainable, Slow Fashion Clothing with DocCotton

20 August 2019

A Shared Vision … Sustainable, Slow Fashion Clothing at DocCotton

by Marina

Imagine how pleased we were to discover DocCotton, having spent what seemed like ages searching for the right match - makers of a bespoke range of 100% organic cotton clothing, committed to fair trade and sustainability, who are able to print our designs on the entire garment.

What’s more, in order to minimise waste and their environmental footprint, DocCotton carry no stock. Instead, each item is hand made to order in the UK, just for you. It’s their bid to tackle fast fashion. And finding them has been a dream come true!

We’ve even created and launched a separate website, Mariana Black Designs, in order to showcase and sell our line of organic clothing, along with our new eco-friendly art prints! CLICK HERE to take a look at it and let us know what you think.

We started off with a small variety of designs for our DocCotton store, and are so happy with the quality of the samples we ordered that we are now working on a new pattern collection specifically with their range of clothing in mind. In the meantime we’ve used existing pattern designs by Mariana to create a few of their lovely items, take a look below:


Our Chrysanthemum Crowd Black design on a skirt that’s a staple for any wardrobe and versatile for all seasons. It’s a lovely, thick fabric that fits beautifully. The zipper is nice and sturdy too.

A long-sleeved Chrysanthemum Crowd Grey turtleneck top was nicely thicker than we expected it to be, and has a gorgeous feel to it, perfect for colder days or nights and shown here beautifully paired with the coordinating Chrysanthemum Crowd Black skirt.

The Watercolour Chillies T-shirt spices up the day beautifully. We love this one, it’s definitely a favourite and we feel that the thickness of it is just right.

Our hot and spicy Watercolour Chillies pattern is also set against black, which looks wonderful on the tea dress - a versatile shift for a smart or casual look, nice paired with leggings or tights with boots when it gets colder or lovely on bare legs and sandals. It’s a little stiff when new but after a few washes it should soften up nicely.

We love the way our Inky Fish & Leaves design looks on the relaxed T-shirt. It’s unisex and comfortably oversized, wonderful for just about any casual occasion or just to lounge around in at home.

After looking for so long, we’ve finally found a tote bag that can be fully covered by a design, is hardy and of a good thickness, and is nice and spacious. Not only does this Green Blue Watercolour Stripes Tote Bag tick all our boxes, it’s also made from 100% organic cotton! We just love it.


Creating designs in collaboration with DocCotton gives us the assurance that we are moving closer towards where we want to be, not just in terms of our values and beliefs, but also in the ongoing process of reinventing our business to promote a less materialistic, less disposable, #keeperculture — along with a more consciously aware, genuine, and fulfilling lifestyle.

We have a way to go but for now, this feels just right ...