Many brands, like Sundress and British designer Juliet Dunn, turn to artisans in rural India for their handcrafted dresses. Artisans make up an essential part of the country's economy, and a vast network of expert artisans live in remote areas of India. A Juliet Dunn kaftan features eyelet detailing and richly embroidered patterns.
She Made Me, pictured, is an Australian brand making handmade dresses in Bali, Indonesia. The longer intricately crocheted dresses take two weeks to handcraft and, as you can imagine, are made in limited numbers. Tiare Hawaii is another brand working with skilled artisans in Bali to apply traditional dyeing techniques to give its bohemian handmade dresses a distinctly unique style.
Other brands using traditional artisanal dying techniques include French brand Antik Batik and Indian brand Banjanan.
Banjanan makes feminine print dresses using traditional artisanal printing and embroidery techniques in Jaipur, India.
Bell is the clothing brand created by Alicia Bell who designs breathtaking hand-block printed dresses. Made in India using soft cotton silk voile.
Innika Choo is a Bali-based, Australian-born designer making billowy, embroidered and ultra-feminine pieces in all-natural linens and cotton.
Juliet Dunn is a British designer making beautiful kaftans and dresses inspired by her love affair with India. The brand works with skilled artisans who use ancient techniques to create clothing in beautiful colors featuring rich embroidery.
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Mochi is a fashion brand with the tagline 'The Art of Embroidery'. The label excels at vibrant ethnic embroidered pieces that pay homage to different cultures around the world.
Sundress is the French brand from the Cote 'Azur inspired by Mediterranean beach life to bring us vacation-style dresses. Find ultra-feminine pieces enriched with hand-embroidered details and other playful elements.
TIARE HAWAII's beachy bohemian dresses are inspired by its Oahu surroundings. Made in Bali using traditional dyeing techniques.