Akikiki Dress - Granny's Orange Bedroom
On February 13, 2019, many of us in Ontario received an Amber Alert on our phones for 11 year old Riya Rajkumar and her father who had failed to her back to her mother at the agreed upon time that day. Her mother had reason to fear for her safety.
Heartbreakingly, the next morning we all woke up to the news that Riya's body had been found and that she had been killed by her father.
In honour of Riya, we’re donating all of the profits from the sale of our Akikiki dress in Granny’s Orange Bedroom to the North York Women’s Shelter. It’s the most joyful dress in our collection this season and, though we’ll never have the chance to know Riya, the bit I’ve read about her and the pictures I’ve seen make me think she was someone who would appreciate a colourful, fun dress.
Every day, the tireless people at the North York Women's Shelter provide refuge for women who fear for their safety and the safety of their children, help them heal from the trauma of abuse and violence, and support them in rebuilding their lives. Thank you for considering making a donation to NYWS in memory of Riya.
If we've sold out of your size, please send us an e-mail and we can direct you to one of our stockists who might have the dress. All profits from the sale of the dress, whether it's purchased directly from us or from any of our wonderful stockists in Canada, will go to NYWS in memory of Riya.
Image of Riya is courtesy of her aunt's Instagram page @rasheeda_ali
Akikiki is a cotton dress with straps and pockets in the skirt. It is fully lined in cotton voile and closes with a back invisible zipper.
Shoulder to hem is 35".
Content: 100% Cotton
Hand wash cold, hang to dry.
Eleanor is 5'9" and wears our size 4. See our size chart here.
Made in Canada.