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.
Agua Bendita is the brand's main line of feminine luxury swimwear. The label's dresses and swimsuits are all handcrafted by talented women who work from home in Antioquia, Colombia.
Agua Bendita Helina Sunbaze Maxi Dress
Agua Bendita Helina Zola Maxi Dress
Agua Bendita Joaquina Maniera Dress
Alix of Bohemia is the love affair of designer Alix Verley-Pietrafesa, a self-confessed gypsy-tailor who sources rich, exotic textiles from her travels to handcraft stunning bohemian blazers.
Alix of Bohemia Bluebell Block Print Ruffle Dress
Alix of Bohemia Emmaline Patchwork Ruffle Dress
Alix of Bohemia Mini Laura Red Currant Block Print Dress
Antik Batik is a French brand embracing the Indonesian Batik dyeing technique and exquisite Indian embroidery. Find rich patterned textiles and a vintage aesthetic.
Antik Batik Apoline Mini Dress
Antik Batik Iloni Mini Dress
Antik Batik Marius Mini Dress
Banjanan is a clothing label making feminine print dresses using traditional artisanal printing and embroidery techniques in Jaipur, India.
Banjanan Erin Dress
Banjanan Hafren Dress
Banjanan Hazel Dress
Bell is the clothing brand created by Alicia Bell who designs breathtaking hand-block printed dresses. Made in India using soft cotton silk voile.
Bell Alexis Maxi Dress
Bell Allison Dress
Bell Cassie Maxi Dress
CHIO is a luxury fashion label designed by two sisters, Stefania and Maria Cristina Di Simone and manufactured in Italy. Expect high-fashion swimwear, premium textiles, and exotic lace trims.
CHIO Halter Embroidered Dress
CHIO Long Dress
CHIO Short Dress with Lace
Cleobella is a sophisticated vintage-inspired label bringing us exquisitely crafted handbags and clothing made in Bali and India. Find bags made from wooden beads, woven rattan, and leather and womenswear with a boho aesthetic.
Cleobella Berit Mini Dress
Cleobella Reina Mini Dress
Cleobella Valentin Dress
Cool Change employ Balinese artisans who lovingly handcraft, hand-dye and embroider beautiful bohemian-style, sustainable resortwear.
coolchange Adelyn Dress Gingham
coolchange Everley Dress
coolchange Phoebe Dress Springs
Denimist is a denim label that hand-distresses its contemporary designs. Expect slouchy silhouettes and oversized styles made to exude comfort with a certain nonchalance.
Denimist Empire Waist Mini Dress
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.
Juliet Dunn 70's Sun Dress
Juliet Dunn Blouson Dress
Juliet Dunn Cami Dress
Magda Butrym collaborates with Polish artisans to expertly craft womenswear with strong silhouettes. Embroidery, pleating and plaited leather feature heavily.
Magda Butrym Animal V Neck Mini Dress
Magda Butrym Blazer Dress
No.6 was started by clog and vintage lover Karin Bereson. Her wooden-bottom, handmade clogs and boots enjoy a cult following in NYC where her boutique is based.
No.6 Luna Dress