Handmade Sustainable Cotton Midi Dress in Powder Blue with Upcycled 100% Silk Trim
Handmade sustainable cotton midi dress with pure silk trim, tie-shoulder straps and side pockets. The sustainable cotton used in the main body is handwoven, then naturally dyed powder blue with Indigo leaves, using traditional techniques. The pure 100% silk trim is handmade on traditional looms from upcycled silk yarns.
What we love about this dress is that no two are identical, with the upcycled silk trim creating a unique design on every dress. For the individual that loves to stand out and turn heads!
Our model, Toma, is wearing size XS or UK6. Her measurements are: Height 5'7", Bust 32.5", Waist 24", Hips 35"
The main fabric of The Tara Midi Dress is 100% pure naturally-grown sustainable cotton, produced by Tohsang Cotton Village, a small-scale sustainable cotton producer and traditional weaving centre based along the banks of the Mekong River. Tohsang Cotton Village shares the same values as Rare & Fair in working with local communities to help preserve traditional weaving techniques, while improving the quality of local life through additional livelihoods. The Powder Blue colour is produced from the leaves of the Indigo shrub, grown locally and turned in to natural dye using the communities’ traditional skills and knowledge.
The multi-coloured 100% silk trim is produced by the Pha Toomthong Silk group, in Buriram Province, a province famous throughout history for its handwoven pure silks. This group is renowned for its creativity and innovation. The upcycled trims they have created for us use silk yarn remnants left over in the looming process that would otherwise be destined for the landfill. The upcycling of these remnants creates an additional income for the women and elders that are the main demographic involved in this project. As a result of this creative reuse technique, each trim is unique in style, colour and design. Making your dress one of a kind!
To ensure your item retains its charm and beauty for many years to come, we recommend the following:
Take care to avoid extreme heat and direct sunlight when drying or 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. For extra care we recommend gentle dry-clean with hydrocarbon solvents, however, general dry-clean is also possible.
As with all natural/hand dyed products, some colour variation within and between items is normal. Natural/hand dyed products will always bleed slightly when wet, so please follow cleaning instructions carefully.
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. We feel these irregularities only add to the uniqueness and individualism of our products.