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The Chermarn Mini Dress in Sky Blue

Regular price £275.00

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Handmade pure silk mini dress with floral Ikat design in Sky Blue

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The Chermarn mini dress in sky blue 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.

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 on a traditional loom showing a floral ikat print. The 100% silk fabric is being prepared for the Chermarn Ikat Mini Dress in Sky Blue by 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.

A Thai Artisan on a traditional loom crafting pure silk ikat fabric with a floral pattern for the Chermarn ikat mini dress - 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.

Pure Mulberry Silk on a traditional loom

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 and Returns

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Delivery 

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.

Customs duty 

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 3-5 working days for express delivery and 7-10 working days for standard. 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.

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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