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The Ria Dress was inspired by vintage dreams of the 1970s. Her sweeping dolman sleeves, tiered skirt and adjustable back waist tie create layers of effortless movement - the embodiment of graceful sophistication.

The Golden Sunflower fabric was block printed by hand using pigments from plants in Erode, India. The printers used indigo leaves, pomegranate flowers, madder roots and more to create the floral design. This fabric is good for your skin and good for Mother Earth!

The Ria Dress was made by our talented artisan partners, Bluhenn Design House, in Delhi, India.

  • Long-sleeved midi dress
  • Lightweight fabric, 50% organic silk and 50% organic cotton
  • Floral pattern designed by Designer and Art Director, Jennica Atkinson
  • Rust background with a yellow, green and black 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!
  • Square dolman sleeves with pleated trim
  • Square neckline
  • Pullover style
  • Adjustable waist tie in the back
  • Tiered skirt with pleated trim
  • Easy, relaxed fit
  • Unlined and slightly sheer, we recommend pairing with one of our Flora Slips for additional coverage
  • 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!
  • Jess is 5'11 and wearing the small, styled with The Dawn Sandal

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.