saheli handloomed ikat wrap dress
adjustable drawstring puff sleeves with tassels, a tie waist, and sloped hem provide flattering movement and comfort. handwoven ikat is meticulously created in our custom colorways by a weaving family in telangana, india, in collaboration with our partners, the saheli women.
- fit: true to size, model wears xs/s
- care: machine wash gentle, hang dry
- fabrication: 100% cotton
- origin: made in india
the saheli women community center is a women-run enterprise employing 40+ female artisans in the village of bhikamkor, rajasthan. collaborating with a few small fashion brands provides these women with not only a happy work environment and fair wages, but skill development, health education, and insurance. under the umbrella of iphd india, the saheli enterprise also funds sponsorship for young girls to attend school, holds workshops on female hygiene and health, and runs the only female health clinic in the village. the saheli women have transformed the village of bhikamkor, and, with training and guidance, hope to eventually replicate this project in other villages across india. the word “saheli” in hindi means “female friend,” and these women create goods that are meant to be treasured, symbolic of the power of friendship, respect, gender equality, and fair wages.