The Camille is a delicate boho-inspired midi dress that hits just above the ankle. With pintucks at the breast and elongated balloon sleeves, she's beautiful, and flowing, and so comfortable to wear. We love pairing the Camille Dress with our Dawn Boot or the Dawn Sandal!
This particular Camille is only the fifth we've ever released, and we were able to price her at $198 instead of what she's always been: $288. In order to pay our dressmakers a living wage, we price our dresses at 3x the production cost. This cost includes fabric, sewing time, trim, rent, and utilities. The price of fabric can be quite costly. The Camille Dress uses 4.3 yards of fabric, and she's previously been made in fabrics that cost us, on average, $8.50 per yard. We lucked out with this beautiful Night Chintz rayon georgette - we were able to source it for only $1.50 a yard, meaning we could cut the production cost on each Camille Dress by $30! Given our 3x model, we were able to lower the retail price of the dress by $90. It's a beautiful opportunity - and one we're so excited about - to pass that savings along to you, and make slow fashion available to more people!
- Long-sleeved maxi dress
- Lightweight black, pink and white floral deadstock fabric, feels like rayon
- Balloon sleeves and elastic wrists
- Pintuck-pleated chest
- Back neck button closure
- Easy, relaxed fit
- Unlined and sheer, we recommend pairing with one of our Flora Slips for additional coverage
- Bra friendly
- Eco dry cleaning recommended
- Ally is 5'8 and wearing the 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.