Janeiro Dress in Indigo Crackle

$ 275.00

Size Chart
  • Midi length dress with smocked and cartridge pleat elastic bodice
  • Adjustable tie straps 
  • Cutout back panel with criss cross elastic straps
  • Fitted and elasticated at bust and back waist
  • Shade of indigo varies from piece to piece due to the handmade nature of this fabric
  • 100% cotton
  • Made in India
Handmade Details


We collaborate with a family of 7th generation master printers in Bagru, India to create our block printed fabric.

Each part of the process of this ancient technique takes place in this community: hand carving blocks out of wood, creating Azo-free dyes, hand printing the fabric, and washing and setting the final textiles.


Our indigo fabric is hand block printed in small batches by a family of 7th generation master printers in Bagru, India, using natural indigo dye and the “dabu” printing method.

Mud is stamped onto fabric to form a print. Then sawdust is applied to create a barrier before the fabric is dipped into a 12’ deep indigo vat. The indigo is mixed with other natural substances, like pomegranate, to achieve a vibrant blue color.

The hue of blue can vary from piece to piece due to weather, humidity, and time in the indigo vat. We believe this is the beauty of the handmade process.

Due to the inherent nature of this natural dye, special care is required. Minimal dye transfer is possible in both laundry and in daily use by excessive rubbing, and sunlight will fade the blue dye over time.


Pavla is 5'10" and wears a size small.

Fits true to size.

Length in size small: 44"


Hand wash in cold water separately. Do not bleach. Dry in shade. Warm iron if needed. Or, dry clean.