I was in the mood to refresh my style but also stay true to my love for natural fibers. So I went with jute which is second only to cotton. This cotton-jute dress from Gulmohar by Pooja Newton is perfect for the transitional weather here in Atlanta. The dress is part of their Mehtab collection and is inspired by the hues of the moon, for the contemporary woman who does it all.
I am so intrigued and impressed by the style and construction of this dress. The dress features two separates – a cotton kurta and a sleeveless jute overlay. The details in this garment are not to be missed. The kurta has small motifs in threadwork all over. But it is really the jute overlay that takes away all the attention. It is open on the sides and only held together by a patch of fabric with beautiful threadwork and blue satin ribbons. While the kurta can be worn separately and the jute overlay surely can be mixed with some other piece, but together they are so aesthetically pleasing.
As you can tell already, everything in this post is made in India by independent boutiques and designers. Both Gulmohar and Anokhi are in line with sustainable fashion. If you want to know more about Gulmohar, then read this post where I have styled five pieces from their collection.