Memena Boho Dress
The easy-to-wear Memena Boho Dress is a quick way to add a global flavor to your closet.
Great for weekend jaunts. With the sunny yellow color and the happy fringe, this is THE dress for bringing summer into your wardrobe. Hashtag it #lifesabeach!
It is made of patterned fabric handwoven in north Luzon, Philippines. The soft fabric is traditionally used to make blankets. We call the collection "Memena," Filipino baby talk for "sleep now."
The straps cross at the back, and are made from our signature handsewn fabric components.
- Armpit to armpit, it has a maximum stretched length of 18 inches (for a total maximum of 36 inches around the chest).
- From armpit to hem, the length is 27 inches. The dress folds over at the waist, so it will fall below the knees, at around 23 inches from your armpits.
- Armpit to armpit, it has a maximum stretched length of 22 inches (for a total maximum of 44 inches around the chest).
- From armpit to hem, the length is 30 inches. The dress folds over at the waist, so it will fall below the knees, at around 26 inches from your armpits.
Care: Gentle hand-washing.
Free shipping in the Philippines.
How we make our fabric components:
We hand-cut circles 2.5 inches from cloth. These circles are then picked up by the women we work with from a disadvantaged community in Las Pinas. They hand-sew and fill each of these circles to make the fabric components.
When the components find their way back into our workshop, we employ more hand-sewing techniques to transform them into the objects our customers enjoy.
It takes us a couple of hours to finish a bracelet, and then three complete days to sew a bolero. It is work that requires equal parts skill, dedication, and love.