• essential basic black dress
  • Bytavi ethical dresses
  • sustainable clothing made by survivors
  • Bytavi artisans in Cambodia, a fair trade organization

The Essential Black Dress


The Long Sleeve Basic Dress is our must have essential! Perfect for layering, this long sleeve t-shirt style dress is designed with a v-neck and hemline hit rights above the knee.

Made with a recycled cotton knit fabric, it’s soft and comfortable for any of your day-to-day activities.

    BYTAVI is a project of Center for Global Impact, and is produced under fair trade principles by a team of talented seamstresses in Cambodia. We believe in quality over quantity and handmade over mass produced. 

    From our hands to yours, a BYTAVI product is produced with care. The fabric is hand selected, the pattern is cut and given to a BYTAVI seamstress to bring to completion. Her hands are in the process from first stitch to proudly signing her name on the finished product.

    The workshop is open Monday - Friday. We encourage a healthy/work life balance by closing on weekends and honoring holidays and maternity leave. We provide lunch in the workshop. A few BYTAVI staff members cook the meal together, and all of the women enjoy sharing a meal together each day. The production process is not hurried or pressured. It is fair. Each seamstress receives a fair wage at the end of the week. It is safe.

    We purchase remnant fabric to create our line. This means each piece is one-of-a-kind as materials are limited. 

    Each staff member and seamstress is valued as a person as we maintain a safe and holistic work environment. Our purpose is to connect capable women with their self-worth. We desire empowerment for us and for you.

    A BYTAVI seamstress is full of pride knowing you choose to invest in her work.