Ethically made loose sheath dress with lapel collar hand dyed and sewn in Ghana from 100% silk crepe. Mother of pearl buttons. Hand dyed natural indigo. Model is 5'9" and wears a small.
We are constantly inspired by the street style in Ghana.
It is totally rule breaking and fearless
Founded by two best friends, Osei Duro aims to create socially responsible and sustainable clothing that encourages international and intercultural cooperation. Based in Los Angeles, all of their textiles and garments are produced in Ghana, India and Peru, applying traditional techniques including hand dyeing and weaving. The ultimate goal is to enable local apparel industries and artisans – on both large and small scales – to become successful and sustainable.
What makes Osei Duro ethical?
A note from Osei Duro about natural indigo: We wash all of our indigo fabrics several times, but please note that our natural indigo pieces will crock. This means for the first few wears you should expect some color loss. This tendency is a sign of authenticity in West Africa, and the blue is considered to have medicinal properties on the skin. If you feel differently, try soaking in vinegar solution and drying in the sun.
This dress is the ultimate of easy chic. The top and bottom are two attached pieces in front while detached in the back. Throw on a quick jacket for an office ready look. Change to a stray handle for a night of cocktails. Play it up with your favorite jewelry. Wear it with socks and sneakers for a fun, casual weekend look.
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