Handmade midi dress made from naturally grown rain-fed cotton with pure silk trim, tie-shoulder straps and side pockets. The sustainable cotton used in the main body is handwoven, then naturally dyed vanilla custard with Myrobalan leaves.
HANDMADE SUSTAINABLE COTTON MIDI DRESS IN VANILLA CUSTARD WITH UPCYCLED 100% SILK TRIM
The Tara Midi Dress in Vanilla Custard. The body is made from sustainable handwoven cotton. There is a pure silk trim that is multi-coloured and made from upcycled silk remnants.
The Tara Midi Dress in Vanilla Custard
Close up of the handmade Tara Midi Dress in vanilla custard showing the tie shoulder straps and side pockets of the dress
Upcycled Pure Silk Trim - Design 1
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Upcycled Pure Silk Trim - Design 6
Upcycled Pure Silk Trim - Design 3
Upcycled Pure Silk Trim - Design 2
Upcycled Pure Silk Trim - Design 4
Load image into Gallery viewer, Handmade midi dress made from naturally grown rain-fed cotton with pure silk trim, tie-shoulder straps and side pockets. The sustainable cotton used in the main body is handwoven, then naturally dyed vanilla custard with Myrobalan leaves.
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Load image into Gallery viewer, The Tara Midi Dress in Vanilla Custard. The body is made from sustainable handwoven cotton. There is a pure silk trim that is multi-coloured and made from upcycled silk remnants.
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Load image into Gallery viewer, Close up of the handmade Tara Midi Dress in vanilla custard showing the tie shoulder straps and side pockets of the dress
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The Tara Midi Dress in Vanilla Custard

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Handmade Sustainable Cotton Midi Dress in Vanilla Custard With Upcycled Pure Silk Trim

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Handmade sustainable cotton midi dress in vanilla custard. The dress features two distinctive parts, the subtle naturally dyed cotton body and a contrasted multi-coloured 100% silk trim, made from upcycled pure silk yarns. Ethically crafted by artisans using traditional looms and naturally dyed using Myrobalan leaf.

The Tara Midi Dress also features tie-shoulder straps, soft frill detailing and side seam pockets. What we love most about this dress is that no two trims are exactly identical, meaning every dress is unique and truely one of a kind. 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 Story

The main fabric of The Tara Dress is 100% pure naturally-grown sustainable cotton, produced by Tohsang Cotton Village, a small-scale 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 Vanilla Custard colour is produced from Myrobalan tree leaf, grown locally and turned in to natural dye using the communities’ traditional skills and knowledge.

 Sustainable cotton yarn naturally dyed by the Myrobalan tree leaf sat next to it - Rare & Fair

 

The multi-coloured 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 trims they have created for us use 100% 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 silk trim is unique in style, colour and design. Making your dress one of a kind!

An artisan sits at her traditional loom handweaving the pure silk trim used in the handmade Tara Midi Dress by Rare & Fair.
Fabric Care

To ensure your item 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 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.

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 will always bleed slightly when wet, so please follow cleaning instructions carefully.

Handwoven Fabrics

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.

An artisan prepares the naturally dyed sustainable cotton yarn ready for handweaving - 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 

Free delivery is included with all in stock items sent to the U.K.. For made to order/measure items there is a set delivery fee of £10 (added at checkout). This is due to the item being handmade in Thailand. For orders sent internationally from the U.K. shipping costs are calculated at checkout.

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 sent to the United Kingdom, this includes all made to order/measure items. Any orders from outside the U.K. may incur additional customs charges, which will be calculated at checkout. You will not receive any hidden charges on delivery. The checkout price will be the final price you pay. 

Delivery Time & Methods

We aim to deliver all in-stock items to our U.K. customers within 3-5 working days and internationally within 7-10 working days. For made to order and made to measure items please allow 7-10 working days for delivery on top of tailoring times.

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 contact us for our 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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