The Cleo Mini Dress in Hand-reeled Black Silk
Regular price £235.00
Unit price per
Black mini dress created from hand-reeled, handwoven pure silk
This little black dress is made of pure handwoven mulberry silk. Handmade by Rare & Fair's experienced weaving artisans and tailors.
The dress is mini-length with a low cut neckline at the front and back and invisible back zip fastening. Hand-reeled weft yarns adds subtle, beautiful texturing to the dress. Front pockets work in perfect symmetry with the dresses design, adding style as well as functionality to this head-turning piece.
Our model, Raduwah, is wearing size XS or UK6. Her measurements are: Height 173 cm, Bust 31", Waist 24", Hips 35" . See 'Size Guide' for further guidance.
If your preferred size is not in stock please select 'made to order'. Your item will be handmade just for you and ready to be shipped in only 5-10 days. Please Whatsapp or Email for further info or to discuss made to measure sizes and/or personal colour options.
Created from handwoven mulberry silk by our partners at Maithong Suranaree Co-operative, the Cleo Mini Dress supports silk farmers and rural weaving artisans with every order.
The weft yarns are homemade or known among Thais as Mai Baan, which is locally grown by rural villagers and then hand-reeled in order to create a subtle texture that differs on every dress. The warp yarns are ethically sourced from the most trustworthy silk producer in Thailand, Chul Thai Silk, whose work is to support over 2000 Mulberry silk farmers.
To ensure your sustainable silk retains its charm and beauty for many years to come, we recommend the following:
Take care to avoid extreme heat and direct sunlight when storing the product as this may cause colour fading and/or shrinkage. We recommend storing the product in a cool, shaded and dry place at all times.
Dry-clean only. Wear more, clean less! Iron inside out on a low heat.
As with all hand-dyed products, some colour variation within and between items is normal. Hand-dyed products may bleed slightly when wet, so please follow cleaning instructions carefully.
Please note, all fabrics woven by hand may come with small knots, yarn pulls or short pieces of thread – these irregularities do not affect the quality or future durability of the product. They act as an authenticity mark of fabric woven by hand and adds to the uniqueness and individualism of our products.
HOW TO MEASURE
Measure around the fullest part of your bust.
Measure around natural waistline.
Measure the fullest part with feet together.
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XXS / UK4 / AUS4 / US0 / EU32
|XS / UK6 / AUS6 / US2 / EU34||
|S / UK8 / AUS8 / US4 / EU36||
|M / UK10 / AUS10 / US6 / EU38||
|L / UK12 / AUS12 / US8 / EU40||
|XL / UK14 / AUS14 / US10 / EU42||
See “Size Guide” in full page
Delivery and Returns
Delivery fees are calculated at checkout depending on location, with standard or express delivery options available. You will not be charged any hidden delivery fees, customs, or taxes on delivery. You will receive a shipment confirmation email with your tracking number as soon as your order has been shipped. The tracking number will be active within 24 hours.
All customs duty and taxes are included in the sales price on any orders placed from Australia & New Zealand. The checkout price will be the final price you pay. On the rare chance you do receive a delivery note for extra payment for customs duty, please contact us immediately to rectify.
Delivery Time & Methods
We aim to deliver all in-stock items to Australia and New Zealand within 5-7 working days for express delivery and 7-12 working days for standard. All delivery times are estimates. For pre order and made to measure items please also allow for tailoring times quoted in the product description.
Where the item is sent from will depend on stock or whether it is a made to order/measure item, so please do drop us a Whatsapp (widget on website) or email if you would like further information on estimated delivery or if you need something urgent. We are happy to help where we can.
Your item should arrive in immaculate condition, if this is not the case, please contact us immediately.
All unused goods are available for return and a full refund will be issued (minus any delivery fees) if you inform us of your decision to return an item within 14 days of receiving the item. You do not have to give a reason for your return within this 14-day cooling off period. You then have another 14 days to return the goods once you have informed us of cancellation (28 days in total).
Please note: we unfortunately cannot accept returns on made-to-measure, personal designs, sale items or earrings. Exceptions will be made if any items are incorrectly tailored, faulty or damaged on arrival.
Please contact us for the returns address. Please note: return delivery will be paid for by us if the item is faulty. Please see our returns and exchanges section for more information.
If you are not in when we try to deliver and cannot find a safe location to leave the package, a card will be left, where you will be able to rearrange delivery or collect at your local collection point. Please follow the instructions on the card. If the item is not picked up within 21 days it will be returned to us. If you wish to have it redelivered, you will have to pay the delivery costs again, or accept a refund minus the delivery charge.