Better Than Basic Organic Cotton Dress


SKU: S- 91837

So much better than your average basic, this flattering, form-fitting dress is great alone or as a base layer all year round. With a flattering neckline, a stretchy cotton-Lycra blend, a fit and flare waist and ruching at the bust, its fabulousness lies in its details!

Global Girlfriend's super soft 100%-organic cotton line is made at a non-profit employment program in the Tamil Nadu region of India. Run by an order of Franciscan Nuns, the sisters employ and care for 120 young women who are handicapped and/or economically disadvantaged. The nuns provide employment training and support along with food and accommodations. The group supports 300 local small organic farmers in the Maharastra area. Each garment is lovingly produced from seed to sewing machine. Good for the environment, good for you!

  • 96% organic cotton / 4% Lycra
  • Machine wash cold, hang dry; medium iron; do not bleach or dry clean
  • Made in & fairly traded from India
Garment Measurements:
Sizing in inches/cm Chest Length
S 29 / 74 33 / 84
M 31 / 79 34 / 86.5
L 32 / 81 34 / 86.5
XL 34 / 86.5 34 / 86.5

From organic cotton to sewing machines to schools, retirement homes, orphanages, and medical centers — that's only part of the life-changing span of Assisi Garments. Founded by Franciscan nuns in 1994 to create a livelihood for the deaf community, Assisi Garments now offers approximately 300 underprivileged women and nearly 120 physically challenged people in southern India jobs with fair trade wages, health care, and other benefits.

Profits are used to care for abandoned leprosy survivors, treat cancer patients in its hospital that accommodates up to 600 patients, run a boarding school for almost 50 blind children, and another boarding school for 200 deaf children, plus build a clinic for HIV/AIDs care.

With a deep concern for the environment and people's health, they use only organic cotton grown and picked by hundreds of certified fair trade organic farmers in Maharashtra India for their clothing. Conventionally grown cotton uses more pesticides than any other crop — almost a third of a pound of pesticides and fertilizers go into a simple T-shirt. They recognized that pesticides cause health problems for farmers in India, so the Assisi Sisters and Assisi Garments support the fight against cancer by endorsing organic cotton production, and by treating people people their cancer clinics and hospital wards.

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Awesome purchase! This

Awesome purchase! This is a really versatile dress, color is vibrant, and great quality! Will definitely get in other colors. I purchased the green color, and it is really beautiful.

I love the

I love the dress and I got it when it was only 12.99. I wish I would have bought another color at the time but I wanted to make sure I was going to like it first. I'll wait until it goes on sale sgaun

It's a very

It's a very attractive dress. I ordered the medium. The sizing was good. It washed nicely. Just needed a little ironing.

I love these

I love these dresses! I got the Plum and black ones. Size XL. The fit is great. I love that I can dress it up or down. Love the material. Washes well. Very pleased.
Only thing is that it's not flattering if you are trying to conceal any bulges.
The material is not skin tight but conforms to your body.
I recommend these dresses because they are very well made, versatile and flattering for my body type.

I got the

I got the purple one awhile ago, and I liked it so much, I got the blue one (it is brighter than the picture). Thinking about getting the other colors. It doesn't wrinkle, it drapes nicely, and it's very flattering. The fabric is light enough to wear year round, but substantial enough that it isn't flimsy or see-through. It's dressy enough for work, but super comfortable. If it's available long enough, I'll probably wind up getting every color!

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