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Intuitive painter and artist Michelle Blade creates with the magic of the natural world around her - inspiration comes in the whispers of flowers, on the wings of honey bees and the backs of slow-moving garden snails. Michelle’s artful ceramic pieces, aptly named Good Kind Work, depict a gentle simplicity and evoke a folkloric sense of wonderment - every beautiful, hand-painted piece tells its own unique story.

Drawing from these earthly inspirations, Michelle designed a special print that was then hand block-printed with natural Indigo dyes on the canvas of our Farm-to-Closet silk-cotton Dawn Dress. In collaboration with her beautiful design and the garden of life that inspired it, each of these regeneratively grown dresses tells its own story of reciprocal connection and a commitment to honoring Mother Earth.

The Gardener fabric was block printed by hand using pigments from plants in Erode, India. The printers used indigo and more to create the floral design. This fabric is good for your skin and good for Mother Earth! The Dawn Dress was made by Gilberto, one of our talented dressmakers.
  • Farm-to-Closet - We're so excited to share these pieces with you and are grateful for your order! Due to the excitement about the launch of Farm-to-Closet, orders from this collection may take the entire 3 - 6 business day window for fulfillment and delivery.
  • Short-sleeved midi dress
  • Lightweight fabric, 50% peace silk and 50% regenerative cotton
  • Off-white undyed background with a blue floral pattern block printed by hand using natural, plant-based dyes - please note, due to the nature of hand blocking, pattern variations may occur and look different from the photos!
  • Original Gardener pattern on the dress designed by artist Michelle Blade of Good Kind Work
  • Neckline snap closure
  • Adjustable drawstring waist 
  • Bra friendly
  • Hand wash cold, air dry recommended - after washing, do not wring the dress and be mindful that the color may transfer during the first few wears!
  • Diane is 5'9 and wearing the standard size small

When we started Christy Dawn, we just wanted to make beauty. We used deadstock because it was better for the Earth (and most affordable). As we grew, we realized: sustainability is not enough. We can't just sustain. Now it's time to heal.

In collaboration with the farmers and artisans of Oshadi Collective, we started by healing the soil through a regenerative cotton farm in Erode, India. Every aspect of this process is in a direct reciprocal relationship with the human beings who steward the land, the plants that feed from the soil and Mother Earth herself.

Utilizing upcycled deadstock (leftover fabrics from larger fashion houses that would otherwise end up in a landfill) is where we began and organic cotton is how we support the collective as we grow our regenerative farm acreage. Our goal is to eventually produce all of our fabrics through ancient wisdom and regenerative practices.

We have our own factory in Los Angeles. In India, we are working toward creating a fully regenerative fibershed, replete with cut and sew facilities. Our talented team puts care and intention into each seam we sew. Speed is the last thing on our minds; we prefer to slow down and breathe into each piece we are crafting.