The intricate bodice panel on the Holly Dress is borrowed straight from a timeless Victorian frock, with ruffles at the neckline, the bottom of the bib, and the hem. The open, flowing skirt can be tamed at the waist with a detachable tie or left open - better for frolicking in Mother Earth, which we suggest doing in this dress. She was made for it!
The Mint Blooming Meadow fabric was rotary printed in Erode, India. The Holly Dress was made by Poly, 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.
- Sleeveless Victorian-inspired maxi dress
- Lightweight fabric, 50% peace silk and 50% regenerative cotton
- White background with a multi-colored blue-green mint floral pattern rotary printed using organically certified dyes
- High ruffled neck
- Ruffled bib neckline
- Back zipper closure
- Detachable waist tie
- Side pockets
- Embellished and ruffled skirt hem
- Unlined and slightly sheer
- Bra friendly
- Cold machine wash or hand wash, air dry recommended - cotton fabric gets softer after each wash!
- Christy is 5'7 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.