Many brands, like Sundress and British designer Juliet Dunn, turn to rural India to source skills 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. A Juliet Dunn kaftan features eyelet detailing and rich embroidered patterns.
She Made Me, pictured, is an Australian brand that makes handmade crochet clothing in Bali, Indonesia. Some of the longer dresses take two weeks to craft and, as you can imagine, are made in limited numbers.
Another brand turning to Bali, Indonesia, for its skillful artisans, includes Tiare Hawaii. This brand also uses traditional dyeing techniques. Other brands turning to traditional artisanal dying include French brand Antik Batik and India-based label 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.
Cool Change employ Balinese artisans who lovingly handcraft, hand-dye and embroider beautiful bohemian-style, sustainable resortwear.
Innika Choo is a Bali-based, Australian-born designer making billowy, embroidered and ultra-feminine pieces in all-natural linens and cotton.
Magda Butrym collaborates with Polish artisans to expertly craft womenswear with strong silhouettes. Embroidery, pleating and plaited leather feature heavily.
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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.
SZ Blockprints is a slow-fashion line that ethically crafts women's clothing from their hand block-printed textiles. Made in small batches in the founder's multi-generational family factory in Jaipur, India.
TIARE HAWAII's beachy bohemian dresses are inspired by its Oahu surroundings. Made in Bali using traditional dyeing techniques.