The SHISA – non-european®’s hot new style is designed & hand made in Cape Town SA! This dress derives its name from the isiXhosa & isiZulu word meaning HOT, BURN – to set alight, FIRE or BLAZE – drawing inspiration from Hot African Summers and the experience that goes along with them.
How-To Complete your look: [read more]
‘Wear this style with one of our signature genuine leather belts. Our pick would be the non-european® Skinny Wrap ~ Belt Soft brown or ~ Tan – but if you like something a bit more dramatic / sophisticated you are welcome to browse our belts on the accessory page of our online store’
Textile: [read more]
What is Rayon? [read more]
Rayon Fabric is made from artificial silk and not classified as either entirely synthetic or entirely natural since it is made from highly processed plant materials.
‘We often choose to work with Rayon because… [read more]
Rayon is a great option if you are looking for a lightweight material with a nice drape, a lustrous finish, and a soft feel that is easy to dye. We love it because it conveys luxury at a slightly lower price point.’
As a plant-based fibre, Rayon is not inherently toxic or polluting. Unlike polyester, Rayon is highly absorbent & highly breathable – ideal for cool summer dresses & high-quality jerseys where breathability is essential for ease. Rayon also prevents sweat marks on your shirt by absorbing it into tiny micropores in the fibres themselves – locking it away.
How to care for my Rayon garment? [read more]
‘Clothes made of Rayon can be washed in temperatures of up to 40° C – but since Rayon does tends to shrink at high temperatures we recommend you strictly follow the washing temperature as indicated on the wash care label inside the product. Do not tumble dry Rayon – it dries very quickly. We recommend shaking the wrinkles out & hanging it out to dry.’
Does Rayon shrink & bleed colour? [read more]
‘As it is a natural fabric – you should expect your Rayon garment to shrink a bit during the first wash. If you follow the specific garment’s wash care instructions, you should not have any problems.’
Why are Rayon clothing so expensive? [read more]
‘Rayon is no longer a cheap fabric as it is imported & subject to large duties, so clothes made from it can sometimes cost more than linen or cotton.’