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General Sleep

We are very excited to announce; new to Monk House is Auckland label, General Sleep! Run by friends Bailey and Greta the label is all about comfort, sustainable practice, and of course lounging, relaxing and making the luxurious most of your weekend. The weekend in the most traditional sense.. staying in bed till mid afternoon, taking hours to wake up... attempting breakfast in bed, eggs on toast, black coffee, soft sheets…and now beautifully made sleep wear created using high quality fabrics and traditional processes.

The garments feature sustainably sourced cotton which has been woven on hand looms in India and natural dying techniques to reach the elevated level of tactility and quality present in the fabrics used for making the General Sleep collection.

The Autumn range features a lovely deep Dark Moss colour way, in three separate pieces- the unisex robe, a longer length robe with patch pockets and tie belt, and the Unisex Set- comprised of a straight leg trouser with an elasticated waistband and side pockets and a single pocket shirt with back box pleat and locker loop detail.

Share the set with your best friend, girlfriend or boyfriend! Superb for slumber parties or when your housemate is an early riser and has friends over! No need to change when popping out to grab some milk, this is how the duo designed and intended the pieces to be worn - both inside and outside the home.

They say “General Sleep means its bedtime all the time”… the most luxurious, elusive place of all time! Stay in bed a little longer with General Sleep.

Available in-stores now! 

Collection inspiration: (left) Pauline at the Beach, Eric Rohmer, 1983  (right) Alligator Pears, Georgia O'Keefe   


Some shots from the home studio in Titirangi, West Auckland


Collection Inspiration: (left) 
Daises, Vera Chytilova, 1966 (right) Beans on White plate, William Scott