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Umaka, which means beach in the local language, is a loose, comfortable short dress with big side pockets and a ruffle at the bottom.  Wear your dress with converses for a city look, or beautiful sandals for the beach. We love the Kissambi fabric, traditionally worn by men here, for this dress. UMAKA is a perfect summer dress.

Hand/Machine wash cold & hang to dry. Fabric: 100% African Wax Cotton naturally weathered in salt water.

Lovingly handmade in Mozambique.

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Pieces from this collection were made during the women’s training programme, at a time when we were using manual sewing machines and did not have a serger. This means that these dresses have slight imperfections and do not reach our current quality standards. However, every piece was made from the heart and attests to the immense learning curve we all went through at IKURU. This is why we have decided to honour this collection, while guaranteeing our customers’ satisfaction by selling them at a discounted price. These items make great gifts to anyone who is looking for a dress with a story.

* All the training programme dresses are unique and cannot be repeated.

* The sizes in this collection run about half a size smaller than our current sizing chart. Please bear this in mind when you are selecting your size.

* For any questions on the products or sizing of this collection, please contact: sarah@ikuruproject.