shyla tie dress
the sweetest day dress in beautiful handloomed ikat. our partner family, the saheli women, co-created this gorgeous ikat with a weaving village in south india — showing us the slow, methodical process of creating custom ikat weaves. a true labor of love, these textiles make our heart flutter! midi length, with adjustable tie shoulders, and baby-elastic back detail for ease.
- size: true to size, model wears xs/s
- composition: 100% hand loomed cotton
- care: machine wash with like colors or hand-wash separately, hang 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.