The Helena Dress
The Helena dress is handwoven by different artisants and is made out of 100% cotton Ikat. The term ‘Ikat’ originates from the Indonesian word ‘mengikat’ which means 'to bind'. The technique is applied in many other Asian countries, including India. This beautiful dress is co-created with the Saheli Women, a non profit clothing atelier in India and is available in different prints.
The Saheli Women only produces ethically and sustainably. The proof can be found not only in their garment, but also in the working conditions. Their process is very transparent. The women get paid a living wage, are able to create their own schedule and are working in a clean and safe environment.
Additionally, IPHD cares for the families of the Saheli Women. They sponsor the education of all daughters of the Saheli Women, run workshops about important topics such as financial literacy, human rights and feminism and run the only female health clinic in the village.
Every name has a story to tell
The Helena dress is inspired by a woman from Java, Indonesia, who at an early age gave rise to an impossible love story. Separated by war and time, her kindheartedness and devotion touched the soul of a man who thought of her until his very last moment.
The model is 170 cm and wears size XS/S. This dress is true to size. See our size chart.
Our pieces are handwoven, made out of 100% cotton and are dyed with natural dye. We recommend washing it only if necessary. Wash by hand or in the washing machine on a cold temperature. Let air dry to make sure your dress stays beautiful.
Noohïm is an ethical fashion brand that want to empower women all over the world. They create beautiful garments while taking care of the earth and its people.
Fair trade: The clothing is produced in India by the social enterprise Saheli Women. Saheli Women is a non-profit founded with the aim to financially empower women in rural Rajasthan by creating ethical and sustainable fashion. They produce fair, following inclusive principles, and offer the women a fear-free creative space where they get the freedom to decide their own working hours and holidays.
Environmentally friendly: The clothing is made from 100% vegetable-dyed cotton. This cotton is sourced by Saheli Women, and they dye it themselves. Saheli Women uses recycled and upcycled materials, deadstock, and organic cotton (often GOTS certified). They only work with small fair textile producers in India.
Vegan: The clothing is vegan.
Good cause: Noohïm supports Saheli Women.
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Shipping rate: Free in the EU.
Returns: 30 days return policy.
Address: No physical store.