Carlie Ballard

The Poet Dress - Coral Ikat - 12 (Lucky last!)

Sale price Price $189.00 Regular price $289.00

The most stunning dress made from the most stunning hand-loomed fabric. She's a dream!

A maxi dress featuring adjustable straps that can be worn crossed or straight, it flatters at the waist and billows below with the most beautiful fullness and movement.

Made entirely of dreamy hand-loomed cotton, this piece will stand the test of time, and get you from the beach to a wedding and back again. Versatility and durability are key requirements sustainable fashion - she has it all. 

Free shipping and easy returns. Afterpay available.


Product Details
  • Made from 100% handwoven cotton.
  • Sewn in India in an NGO employing and training vulnerable women.
  • True to size


Product Care

Cold gentle-machine or hand wash with like colours.

Do not bleach, soak or tumble dry.

Hang dry in shade when possible.

Warm iron.


More about Carlie Ballard

Carlie Ballard is an incredibly-transparent Australian fashion brand advocating for ethical and sustainable practices, and quality, independent design. Carlie, based in New South Wales, is a founding director of the Clean Cut Fashion Association, Australia’s ethical and sustainable fashion association.

Carlie’s collections are trans-seasonal, easy to wear, and exceptionally tailored. Each garment is made using individually dyed yarns and traditional wooden hand looms, powered by master artisans in Southern India. You can feel and see the love and artistry in each piece.

Garments are sewn in a small NGO workshop in Lucknow India, which provides training, excellent working conditions and fair pay to the women it employs.

Carlie Ballard is also a low-waste brand. She avoids the use of unnecessary hardware, uses all biodegradable packaging and orders small quantities of fabric at a time, minimising fabric waste and often making to order (for businesses like us!).