ODE TO BALI Full length Shirt DressRatna - Mata Dewi
Final Sale. Sale items are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged.
Composition: 100% A grade quality soft Viscose, dyed and screened traditionally by hand.
‘Ode to Bali’
This shirt dress for me carries the essence of the beauty, free spirit and loving vibration of Bali and the Balinese people. The design is a traditional Balinese design, featuring the flowers of the Balinese daily offerings – the making and giving of the ‘banten’. It is a beautiful, repetitive and selfless act by the Balinese and their unique form of Hinduism.
This shirt dress style has become one of my staple designs and that’s because it’s soooo comfortable and versatile. Unbutton it to wear it as a long kimono, or button it and tie it at the front. But as is, is also perfection!
The material is hand-screened, traditionally made ( using real life humans ), traded fairly, ethically produced #slowfashion. To make the material for this kimono we use 7 separate screens, with each color screened by hand until whallah!! ..we eventually get this beautiful combination of print and color!
This is part of our #slowfashion commitment to honor tradition and keep skilled artisans in jobs. It’s riskier and more expensive to make the material this way, but the romantic in me insists this is how it must be produced. Human and imperfect, the material carries the energy of all who have helped make it and that romance I believe transcends to the wearer. However, because it’s made by humans, not machines - you may experience some minor inconsistencies, which only confirm it’s hand-made process.
We proudly produce our clothing fair wages. Each artist receives min fair-trade wage as outlined by the Indonesian government and in most cases our workers receive higher wages than this. We treat our workers with love & respect with ethical working conditions.
Model In Green is a size 9 and is wearing a XS/S.
Model Anna in Violet (short hair/darker skin) is a size 8 Australian and 170 cm
Model Norma-Jean in Violet (longer hair/lighter skin) is a size 14-16 Australian and 165 cm
Composition: 100% Viscose, traditional hand-screened batik.
We recommend you hand wash or dry clean your item. If you hand wash, use minimal amount of chemical and do not soak longer than 15 mins. Rinse in fresh water before drying flat in shade. Iron inside out. For best results lightly spray with water prior to ironing. Direct sunlight will fade your item. Avoid rubbing this material. It will cause material to ‘pill’ (form tiny balls).
Steaming your clothing is best. Otherwise, Iron inside out. Ensure your iron is set to appropriate setting for the material. Use a handkerchief in between the material and iron to avoid any scolds from the iron. For best results lightly spray with water prior to ironing.
Your item will be expressed shipped using EMS Shipping International direct from our Bali painting house. The item is fully tracked and requires a signature upon delivery. Delivery times fluctuate between countries but in general parcels are received between 3-7 business days from the placement of your order.
Tracking information is sent via email 12-36 hours after order is placed.
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Order Cancellations: For in stock items we must be notified within 24 hours of an order being placed to cancel and refund your order. After this time frame it is likely your order has been packed and shipped and we are unable to reroute your package. For pre-order items, we must be notified within 48 hours in order to cancel and refund your order. This is due to the scheduling of our production cycle and ensuring we can have the fastest delivery possible for all of our customers.
Returns and exchanges for online orders will only be accepted where the product has not been worn, altered, washed and have all original tags attached. Sale items including Beautiful Disaster items are final sale and non-refundable.
Although very rare, Items inspected and considered ‘faulty’ will receive a refund in full for the original cost of the item and reimbursed for any postage incurred to return the item to us.
Return requests must be received within 7 days of receipt of your order. We must receive return items within 14 days of returns being initiated. We are not able to cover return postage at this time unless the item is deemed faulty. Return postage is reimbursed via PayPal or as store credit should items be deemed faulty.
Normal returns will be refunded in full minus the cost of any Bali customs charges (Please note that the percentage charged by customs on returns to Indonesia is quite high - around 30% - 45% of total cost of product. You may wish to carefully consider the price to return your item before returning. You can enter a value between $39 and $69 on items to attempt to avoid customs charges on your return package, however we are not customs and we cannot guarantee that entering a lower value will have any success in the amount you will be liable for in paying customs charges. All the custom charges are at the expense of the customer. So for instance, if you return an item to us that cost $379, if customs does not charge you for the return you can expect that we will refund you $379 - $35 for the original shipping cost from Bali and then prices your exchange If customs do locate your package and charge you you can expect to be refund roughly $379 - $35 - customs fees (25-35% cost of original item/s). Unfortunately there is nothing we can do about this which is why we try and make this information clear so you customers can carefully consider their purchase before buying from us and also before returning anything to us.
Once a customer returns a package to us, they cannot ask for the item to be returned to them if customs issues fees. The package will continue to be delivered to us. Again, the same applies as above. Even if the customer refuses to pay the customs fees issued by Indonesian customs our company will pay them and the customer will be refunded under the same terms as above. The customs fee and original shipping fee will be taken out for the item/s and the remainder refunded to the customer.
Exchanges: In the event of items being exchanged it is the responsibility of the customer to pay for the return postage, any customs fees, and full postage of the exchange item back to them. Full postage for exchange items is charged at $35AUD. Any customs fees incurred into Indonesia when returning will be paid by the customer. Please note that the percentage charged by customs on returns to Indonesia is quite high - around 30% - 45% of total cost of product. You may wish to carefully consider the price to return your item before returning. You can enter a value between $39 and $69 on items to attempt to avoid customs charges on your return package, however we are not customs and we cannot guarantee that entering a lower value will have any success in the amount you will be liable for in paying customs charges. All the custom charges are at the expense of the customer. So for instance, if you return an item to us that cost $379, if customs does not charge you fees for the return you can expect that we will calculate your exchange at $379 and then the process with your exchange will continue where you will be charged $35 to post back to you your exchange item. If there is a difference in pricing for the exchange item you will be refunded or invoiced the difference. If Indonesian customs do locate your package and charge you you can expect to be refund roughly $379 - customs fees (25-35% cost of original item/s) and the exchange would be worked out from there. Unfortunately there is nothing we can do about this which is why we try and make this information clear so you customers can carefully consider their purchase before buying from us and also before returning anything to us.
We reserve the right to refuse any returns where the products are not in new, unused condition. Products sent for return or exchange that are not in new condition can be sent back at the customer’s expense or may be picked up from our offices.
We are unable to accept returns and exchanges on sale items, special orders or any item sold at a reduced price.
If this item is avail for pre-order, in general you can expect your order will be made within 2 – 7 weeks of your order date and then delivered. In some cases it will be delivered earlier if possible. To help you understand, If your order is avail for pre-order we would have already ordered it and it is in process OR it will be ordered on the next avail order date. We place orders on the 1st of each month. From the order date, the items usually take 4-7 weeks to complete. Please email us if you really wish to know a more approximate time frame for your particular kimono.
It is good to pre-order as if there is a wait list for the item, pre-order will place you on this list and give you priority. You are required to pay for your item in full as a pre-order.
It’s a beautiful piece of clothing and the material is so comfortable and the shopping went really fast!
What a wonderful dress. It is a bit see-through, but stunning for the beach, or just wear any kind of slip for a day out. Wonderful!
I haven’t worn the dress yet as I want to just admire it for a while first :)
The item is nice but it should be called a cover up, not a shirt dress. It’s completely transparent and what looked like white in the photo on the model was a light yellow. I would have returned the item but the cost of shipping plus being told through email they will refund it as they see fit made me realize it would be a waste of time. Lovely items online but due to this experience I will not be purchasing anymore from them.
I purchase this shirt dress and love the colours.. so soft and feminine and the fabric is soft without being too sheer. The style is also easy to wear and I received a few compliments on her maiden voyage Thank you the sizing is probably a bit over sized so I could get away with a Xs/S love this feminine and a touch of masculine dress ***