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The Reform Dress is made using traditional Bengali home-spun, hand-woven, medium weight Wild Silk and cotton Khadi fabric.

 

Also known as Peace Silk or Ahimsa Silk due to its non violent ethical production. 

Wild Silk or Forest Silk in relation to the natural environment it is made in.

Or Eri Silk, Tussar Silk or Matka silk depending on the moth genus.

 

Peace Silk is a process that does not involve harm to the silk worm. It is a slow process taking up to four weeks and allows for the metamorphosis from worm to moth. Once the moths have flown the cloudy cocoons are collected and hand spun into silk fibre which is then hand woven into traditional Khadi fabric.

 

The cut of the dress is wide and loose in the traditional artist Reform Dress style.

As such there is one free size option available. Fitting UK sizes 6 -16.

The dress can be worn belted with the fabric tie or worn loose. It is lovely worn on its own or layered with trousers and shirts.

 

The flat measurements of the garment are approximately:                   

Chest 58 cm 

Hip 63 cm

Length 130 cm

 

Traditional hand-spun, hand-woven, Bengali Silk Cotton Khadi:

  • Hand wash cold or dry clean
  • 70% Silk 30% Cotton
  • Made in Kolkata India
  • Variations/unevenness in the cloth may be viewed as the beautiful traces of the craftsperson's hand and are welcomed by Poetwear as the individual character of each piece.
  • The Poetwear label is hand stiched. The workshop asked for this detail as the embroidery is traditionally womans work whereas screenprinting work would go to the men.

Reform Dress

£195.00Price
Colour
  • Free UK orders

     

    For the rest of Europe £12

     

    International orders £20

     

    Orders will normally be delivered within 3 to 5 working days of payment.

    As stock is very limited immediate payment is required to secure purchase. The quickest payment method for fastest delivery is to pay for goods manually by bank transfer.
    If your item is out of stock a forward order can be arranged by email.

    Deliveries are made by Royal Mail on a tracked and signed for service. 

    Orders placed on a Friday afternoon, during the weekend, or on a Bank Holiday will be processed the following working day.

     

    PLEASE NOTE:

    • Deliveries made by Royal Mail may require a signature on delivery. 
    • Saturdays and Sundays are NOT classed as working days.
    • Poetwear cannot accept any liability for any delivery instructions which you give to the delivery company. If, for example, you ask the delivery company to leave your order in a different location to the one given at the time of your order (e.g. in a shed or garage, or with a neighbour), we cannot accept responsibility if you fail to receive the order.
    • For your safety and security we do not currently deliver to collection points such as: PO Boxes, Amazon lockers, Collect Plus, and Parcel Motel. If you nominate a collection point as your delivery address, we cannot accept responsibility if you fail to receive the order.

    UK INCLUDES:

    Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands, Isle of Man and Isle of Wight.

     

    International Deliveries

    Please contact Poetwear to arrange reasonable delivery costs.