The model is wearing the handmade pure silk Ikat dress in mellow yellow with floral design by Rare & Fair.
Model walking towards camera showing the whole body. The handmade dress she is wearing is a mini floral dress with Ikat print design by Rare & Fair.
The Chermarn Mini Dress in Mellow Yellow
The Chermarn Dress in floral Ikat print mellow yellow by Rare & Fair
Close up of back of Chermarn Dress in mellow yellow. The close up shows the floral Ikat design in greater detail. Puffed sleeves with self-tie ribbons on sleeve can be seen - Rare & Fair.
Close up of sleeve of ikat mini floral dress in mellow yellow showing the self-tie sleeves at elbow length - Rare & Fair
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Load image into Gallery viewer, The Chermarn Dress in floral Ikat print mellow yellow by Rare & Fair
Load image into Gallery viewer, Close up of back of Chermarn Dress in mellow yellow. The close up shows the floral Ikat design in greater detail. Puffed sleeves with self-tie ribbons on sleeve can be seen - Rare & Fair.
Load image into Gallery viewer, Close up of sleeve of ikat mini floral dress in mellow yellow showing the self-tie sleeves at elbow length - Rare & Fair

The Chermarn Mini Dress in Mellow Yellow

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Handmade pure silk mini dress with floral Ikat design in mellow yellow

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The Chermarn mini dress in mellow yellow is handmade by artisans on a traditional loom using 100% pure Mulberry silk, sustainably produced in small-scale community sericulture projects in Thailand. Floral dress design created by a local Thai artisan using the Ikat tie-dye method. The use of hand-reeled sustainable silk adds a subtle texturing to the fabric creating a natural, rustic appearance.

Statement puffed sleeves with self-tie detailing offers a modern twist to the Ikat piece. The dress is mini-length with a low cut neckline at the front and back and invisible back zip fastening. Complete the look with your favourite pair of heels, or pick a statement accessary, a waist-cinching belt for instance, to achieve a chic look for that next special occasion. Ethical, handmade clothes by artisans for Rare & Fair.

Our model, Toma, is wearing size XS or UK6. Her measurements are: Height 5'7", Bust 32.5", Waist 24", Hips 35" . See 'Size Guide' for further guidance. 

The Story

Our pure silk Chermarn dress is ethically handmade using Ikat sustainable silk. Ikat weaving, known locally as “Mudmee”, is a traditional tie-dye method and the oldest form of pattern weaving in Thailand. The desired pattern is created by hand-binding pure silk threads with tight wrapping before the dyeing and weaving process commences. This binding process takes time and the extreme skill of the weaver, both of which make Ikat silks prized by textile collectors the world over, slow fashion at it's finest! From past to present, the Mudmee plays a crucial role as a cultural symbol, reflecting the beliefs, traditions and values of those creating it through their pattern designs. Cultural story telling through textile art.

Pure silk yarn in mellow yellow colour being hung to dry after the Ikat dying process ready for weaving - Rare & Fair

Our artisan, Somwang, and her weaving group, Japoh Silk, work extremely hard to preserve this ancient technique using sustainable methods. Constantly looking for new ideas and contemporary patterns, as well as maintaining some of the traditional Ikat silk designs passed on through her family generations. The floral Ikat silk piece represents a great success for her - a modern rose pattern with a traditional touch of a pagoda’s top.

Ikat dyed yarn with floral print in mellow yellow ready to be handwoven in to fabric - Rare & Fair

By purchasing The Chermarn Dress, you not only purchase a beautiful item of handmade clothing that comes with its own story to tell, but also a piece of pure silk textile art, that helps support the tradition of Ikat dyeing for many years to come.  Thank you!

Fabric Care

To ensure your sustainable silk retains its charm and beauty for many years to come, we recommend the following:

Care

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. 

Cleaning

Dry-Clean only.  For extra care we recommend gentle dry-clean with hydrocarbon solvents, however, general dry-clean is also possible. 

Natural/Hand Dye

As with all natural/hand dyed products, some colour variation within and between items is normal. Natural/hand dyed products may bleed slightly when wet, so please follow cleaning instructions carefully.

Handwoven Fabric

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.

Handwoven Ikat Pure Silk Fabric in Mellow Yellow showing Ikat floral design - Rare & Fair

Size Guide

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 HOW TO MEASURE 

BUST

Measure around the fullest part of your bust.

WAIST

Measure around natural waistline.

HIPS

Measure the fullest part with feet together. 

 

 BODY MEASUREMENTS 

 

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SIZE BUST WAIST HIPS
XXS / UK4 / AUS4 / US0 / EU32
31"
24"
34"
XS / UK6 / AUS6 / US2 / EU34
32"
25" 35"
S / UK8 / AUS8 / US4 / EU36
33"
26" 36"
M / UK10 / AUS10 / US6 / EU38
35"
28" 38"
L / UK12 / AUS12 / US8 / EU40
37"
30" 40"
XL / UK14 / AUS14 / US10 / EU42
39"
32" 42"
   

 See “Size Guide” in full page

 

Delivery & Returns

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Delivery Fees

United Kingdom

Free delivery is included with all in stock items sent from within the U.K.. For pre-order items a flat delivery fee of £10 is added at checkout. All customs duty and taxes are included in the sales price of all items and you will not receive any additional fees on delivery. 

Delivery times to the U.K. are between 1-3 working days. For pre order and made to measure items please allow 7-10 working days for delivery on top of the tailoring times mentioned on the product description.

A shipment confirmation email with your tracking number will be sent as soon as your order has been shipped. The tracking number will be active within 24 hours.

International

For international orders delivery fees are calculated at checkout depending on shipping location, with standard or express delivery options available. The price will include tracking and insurance.

All customs duty and taxes are included in the sales price to the following countries: United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand. 

Any orders from outside the above mentioned areas may incur additional custom and/or VAT charges. Rare & Fair cannot be held responsible for any of these additional charges. Please refer to your countries government website for detailed breakdown of customs and tax charges. 

Standard delivery times to Europe are within 3-5 working days and all other International orders within 7-10 working days. Express delivery times vary depending on location, please see estimated times at checkout. 

For pre order and made to measure items please allow 7-10 working days for delivery on top of the tailoring times mentioned on the product description.

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.

Packaging Used

All Deliveries are boxed and packed in a delivery bag to protect your items and should arrive in immaculate condition, if this is not the case, please contact us immediately.

Returns

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 earrings due to hygiene reasons. Exceptions will be made if the earrings are 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.

Delivery Problems

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. 

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