Found online at a shop called designers + artisans, the truly beautiful twirly dresses
are made of hand-woven, indigenous Indian cotton that has a silky sheen to
it, but as cotton it has a heavier weight than silk. Which means I’m
sure we’ll be wearing them well into fall with little cardigans over top,
or long-sleeve tees underneath. The colors are spectacular, and the
little touches of contrast in the stitching or the lining are lovely. I love the company’s ethics; the cotton is grown with minimal
pesticides, then harvested in small batches and hand-dyed all direct by
small Indian farmers. I also like the prices which are crazy reasonable
for such craftsmanship. And of course, I like that I can just toss them
in the wash–a good thing when your daughter wants to wear her favorite
twirly dress three times a week.
At this rate, I suppose there will be a Cool Grandmom Picks spin-off site coming soon. –Liz
Find beautiful fair trade compliant dresses and accessories for girls online at designers + artisans. Official Fair Trade Certification coming soon.