Our Float Dress re-imagined as a flirty summer tank top. Indigo butterflies the colour of the sky, scatter across a landscape of pure undyed cotton.
Part of our exclusive Kala cotton collection, this tank is handwoven from a unique old world Indian cotton that is rainfed, which has been revived in the Kachchh Desert of Gujarat. Kala cotton 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 around without gaping.
The fabric has a breezy soft drape and slightly rustic hand, perfect for summer weather. Natural slubs give it a beautiful depth of character.
The search for a hot weather tank top design that is cooling, but with a strap wide enough to cover bra straps and a flattering fit that provides coverage in all the right places. Loads of fun to wear, with excellent twirl-ability!
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 first 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 for the butterfly motifs was hand dyed with natural indigo. The off-white is undyed and unbleached.
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. Stitched with cotton thread. Pre-shrunk.
Hand sewn by our partners in Madhya Pradesh, India - Kumbaya is 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 detailed 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.