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Blue Skies Ahead!

Grade: Lots of Love

  • 100% cotton batik hand-dyed in Senegal and stitched in Kenya
  • Note: this fabric is hand-blocked and dyed, so the design and colors on each shirt will vary. 
  • Color Notes: Blue and white
  • Long sleeves with button fastening at bottom
  • Machine wash cold with like colors
  • Fits true to size, take your normal size
  • Airy fit, cut to be worn loose and stand away from the body
  • Light-weight, non-stretchy fabric
  • Louise is 5'5 and wears a M

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Great to go!

This dress is in excellent condition, either it's brand new, or it's been verrry gently worn, but not visibly.

Looks good!

This dress is in good condition, it may have some visible wear including fading, stretching and it's extra soft.

Lots of love!

This dress has gotten lots of love! It will have noticeable wear and tear, and we'll be sure to indicate in the photos what and where.

Meet our production partner, SOKO Kenya! Based in Kikambala on the Kenyan coast, they are an ethical manufacturer that truly embraces a fair, kind and transparent work culture. In addition to paying above living wages, SOKO provides employees with paid leave and stipends for family emergencies, free pre-primary childcare for all employees with children from ages 2-4, daily mid-morning tea and midday lunch, and clear, outlined processes for job advancement. These values extend to the workspace itself, which is open, airy and bright. It’s truly a privilege to work with the SOKO team, and we invite you to learn more about the stitching process here!

We’re so proud of this collaboration with Cheikhouna, a master dyer, and his family in Dakar, Senegal to create a collection of hand-dyed textiles using traditional stitch-resist and wax-stamped techniques! Learn more about how these fabrics are made here!

Cheikhouna uses a stitch-resist technique called sitiba, in which the design is hand-stitched into the fabric before dyeing. As you can guess, this is a very time-consuming practice, but the results are stunning! Sitiba is rarely produced anymore not only because of the amount of time it takes, but because of the complexity of the technique. Cheihkouna is one of the last dyers in Dakar who practices this centuries-old technique, and while he trains apprentices, he stitched every piece of fabric for our production himself. 

You may be more familiar with wax resist, otherwise known as batik! The natural materials that Cheikhnouna uses to create his dyes make his batiks and sitiba fabrics extra special!

Free returns and exchanges

Something not quite right? Returns or exchanges are on us, no questions asked, within 30 days for all orders within the US. Find out more here.

Worldwide shipping

Free shipping and returns in the US for orders $95+, and flat rate $10 worldwide shipping for all orders of $110 USD+ ! View our shipping policy.

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