The Ryan Dress encapsulates a simple, timeless elegance. With her fitted bodice, a-line skirt and key-hole tie at the bust, she combines a classic silhouette with an air of sensuality.
The Orange Daisy Vine fabric was block printed by hand using pigments from plants in Erode, India. The printers used soapnut flowers and more to create the floral design. This fabric is good for your skin and good for Mother Earth! The Ryan Dress was made by Angel, 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 midi dress
- Lightweight fabric, 100% regenerative cotton
- Orange background with a cream and 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!
- Front keyhole closure with adjustable bow ties
- Fitted bodice and intricate smocking on the back
- Back zipper
- A-line skirt silhouette with princess-seamed pleats
- Unlined and slightly sheer
- Strapless 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!
- Ruby is 5'8 and wearing the medium
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.