Absolutely gorgeous top in a traditional hand block print. This flirty top features ruching at the neckline and sleeve. Perfect for both a casual date night, or dressed up. The high quality of the cotton weave, along with the beauty of the hand block print, make this shirt a stunner.
The ancient hand block printing technique (likely over 4,500 years old) utilizes hand-carved teak wood blocks that are dipped in dye and stamped by hand onto cotton or silk. Multiple colors are each applied separately with its own block. A block print design with five different colors will require the use of five blocks, each intricately overlaid to create a seamless design showing the fine skill of the artisan.
Your purchase supports the current generation of expert hand block artisans.
Material: Made with a high quality 100% cotton and natural dyes.
Care: Machine wash cold & gentle and hang to dry for best results.
Sizing: True-to-size. Please see sizing chart. The first model is a size 12/14 and is wearing a large in the photo. The length is about 22.5" from top of the shoulder to bottom hem.
From: a fair trade women's cooperative in India.
About this line:
This Fair Trade Federation member partners with several fair trade communities in India and Nepal that employ hundreds of artisans, with a focus on empowering women (and by extension, their families and communities). This organization ensures a thriving wage, promotions, health care, paid maternity leave, retirement pensions, and daycare, as well as access to social workers and education! These talented artisans have access to thoughtful customers like you, through the fair trade organizations and retailers like ALVY who bring their high quality gorgeousness to the US market.