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Merle Button Down Dress in Ultra Violet Khadi
Our Merle Button Down dress is hard-working, and infinitely layerable. Features a V-neck and midi length to flatter every body, with deep patch pockets, and removable tie to sit perfectly on any waist. Made in light textured, cotton Khadi in this season’s perfect burnt orange, with contrasting white top-stitching detail and eco-friendly Corozo nut buttons.
This dress was cut, sewn and buttoned by expert women’s groups in Limehouse and on Brick Lane. Watch here. Our Khadi fabric is made mostly by women spinners and weavers at a fair wage facility in Gopuri, central India. Find out more about Khadi here.
Fabric Works gives free tailoring courses to local women experiencing unemployment, low confidence or domestic violence. The best on the FabricWorks team have been practising their craft for years and hand-finished this collection to the highest industry standards. Watch Fateha working on our collections here.
Every aspect of this fabric has been created by hand, from the spinning of the fibres, the weaving and the screen printing. This creates more employment for communities who really need it and means that there are a few more irregularities and quirks to the cloth, but we think it adds to its charm. The corozo nut buttons are derived from eco-friendly, Ecuadorian Tagua Palm, and crafted in the UK.
Merle is 5′ 9″ and wears a size 10.
Made in the UK