geeta ikat dress
the geeta dress features exaggerated balloon sleeves with elastic cuffs, square neckline, side slits, and back zipper with tie details. made from handloomed cotton ikat, we love geeta for outdoor summer evenings, paired with simple flats. made by our partners in rural rajasthan, the saheli women.
- fit: we suggest sizing up. model wears XS and is 5'3".
- composition: 100% handloomed cotton
- care: hand wash or machine wash gentle, hang to dry
- origin: handmade 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.