made by our partners in rural rajasthan, the saheli women. our partnership facilitates employment for women in ethical fashion manufacturing to derive a sustainable livelihood that benefits themselves, their families and their communities. the leela dress features a fitted bodice, back tie, puffed, gauzy sleeves, and elasticized cuffs. made from hand loomed cotton gauze, we love the effortless femininity of leela, paired with a sneaker and cap or dressed up.
note: leela is made from delicate handloomed cotton, and will need to be handled with care due to its gentle weave.
"The Saheli Women is a female atelier established on fair and inclusive principles...we empower women through teaching them traditional and modern embroidery techniques. Our atelier is a fear-free creative place for ladies to work where they get the freedom to design their working hours and holidays.
IPHD (the institute for philanthropic human development) manages the Saheli Women production facility for clothing, accessories and homeware out of its community center in Bhikamkor. Additionally, IPHD sponsors the educations of all daughters of Saheli Women members, runs the only female health clinic in the village, and delivers workshops on a range of topics including human rights, feminism, menstrual hygiene, health, and financial literacy."
- fit: we suggest sizing up as this style is mini length. model wears XS and is 5'4".
- composition: 100% handloomed cotton
- care: hand wash or dry clean
- origin: handmade in india