Jaline Resort

Carmen Cotton Macrame Sheath Dress


Carmen is a racer back sheath cotton dress made from hand loomed  textile and trimmed in macrame .The high slits up the macrame hem give the feel of flirty by emphasizing the minidress coverage the dress has. However, if you are not comfortable with minidresses have no fears the macrame coverage provides coverage and length to the otherwise short dress. Take this dress out dancing with a pair of platform sandals, a macrame purse, and layered gold necklaces.

Our pieces are majority made to order ensuring that no fabric is wasted and energy is conserved. Once the order is placed we will notify you when it has been made and is shipped out (Approximately 2-3 weeks). Customizations

Slim Fit, Size Small (xs-sm) Medium (M) Large M-L

This dress is crafted out of 100% sustainably sourced Cotton.
Dry clean or hand wash in cold water with mild soap; hang or lay flat to dry
Avoid wearing with jewelry so as not to create snags in the weave.

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Our Process

Our process:  Our textiles are woven on wooden Foot Looms (also known as Pedal Looms) by women artisans.

These loom designs are centuries old and require no electricity. This multi-step weaving process is time-consuming, complex, and incredibly interesting. Weaving is the process of making cloth/textiles by interlacing threads perpendicular to each other. Our foot looms are made locally in Oaxaca by skilled carpenters recycling wood and bicycle parts.

These looms, while manual, are complicated machines with many moving parts. Foot looms hold the threads a person weaves. They stretch out one set of threads, the “warp,” parallel on the loom. Another thread, the “weft,” goes over and under the warp threads, back and forth, again and again, to create woven fabric. The foot pedals called “treadles” open and close the “sheds” (the temporary separations in the warp) by raising and lowering the harness. 

The wide variety of fabrics, patterns, and designs that Jaline artisans can create are a result of generations of artistry passed on from parent to child. Not only is this a valuable skill, but the process of weaving is a true art form. It is our goal at Jaline to honor and preserve this ancient art and celebrate it for its beauty and heritage.

Woman working with loom

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