The floaty summer dress of your dreams. Golden butterflies scatter across a landscape the colour of marigold sun, in this tone on tone weave.
Part of our exclusive Kala cotton collection, this dress is handwoven from a unique old world Indian cotton which has been revived in the Kachchh Desert of Gujarat. Kala cotton is rainfed, and requires no pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers.
Wide straps and a shallow V neckline gives you all the breezy comfort on a hot summer's day, and the freedom to move without gaping at the underarm and neck. Side seam pockets for collecting shells and trinkets, and a matching belt if you prefer to cinch in at the waist.
The fabric has a breezy soft drape and slightly rustic hand, perfect for summer weather. Natural slubs give it a beautiful depth of character.
Perfect for a stroll at the market, and an excellent layering piece for Fall.
The search for a hot weather dress that is cooling, but with a strap wide enough to cover bra straps and a flattering fit while providing coverage in all the right places. Dance and twirl to your heart's content. This was the inspiration for the Float Dress and Float Tank.
The butterfly motif was the result of a collaborative design effort with our weaving partners in Kachchh. Our founder Sarah was familiar with a motif often used in weaving from Bhuj (a village in Gujarat) called damru, a type of two-headed drum. Turned sideways, it could be interpreted as a geometric butterfly. The butterfly theme can be found throughout our debut collection, in both woven and block printed motifs - inspired by a Lemon Pansy butterfly that had alighted on a plant one summer at our co-founder Arindam's family home in Guwahati, Assam.
Kala cotton is an indigenous rainfed cotton from the arid Kachchh region of Gujarat, India. It is farmed without the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
Natural Dye: The yarn was hand dyed with turmeric.
Fabric: Ambar Charkha spun and handwoven in Kachchh, India.
Motif: A regional hand woven extra-weft technique from Bhuj, Kachchh.
Details: French seams, wide straps, inseam pockets. Stitched with cotton thread. Pre-shrunk. Extra long Belt.
Hand sewn by our partners in Madhya Pradesh, India - Kumbayais a zero-waste manufacturing initiative that provides meaningful employment to women and people with disabilities in one of the most remote, backward and poor regions of India.
Wash by hand or machine wash gentle cycle in cool water using a pH neutral detergent. Dry in shade. For more information, visit our care page
All of our garments come in a protective muslin bag, stitched by the women of Kruti, in the village of Mulshi, Maharashtra. Kruti, a stitching unit run by Anubhuti Social Foundation, provides employment opportunities to women in rural communities, by implementing training programs in tailoring.