The Bennet Dress sings the sweetness of long days and warm nights. Her square neckline, tented silhouette and patch pockets add a feeling of vintage functionality, while her crochet details and delicately ruffled sleeves are all sweetness.
The Big Sur Blue fabric was handwoven, cut and sewn in a studio in Southern India. The Bennet Dress was made by Jose, one of our talented dressmakers.
Short-sleeved mini dress
- Lightweight striped fabric, hand-woven organic cotton
- Blue colored yarn using natural dyes
Fluttered sleeves with a light blue crochet edge
- Square neckline
- Detachable waist tie
- Trapeze style skirt
- Front patch pockets with a light blue crochet edge
- Unlined and slightly sheer
- Bra friendly
- Hand wash cold, air dry in the shade recommended - after washing do not wring dress and be mindful that the color may transfer during the first few wears!
- Cora is 5'10 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.