La Mandarine Beachwear
La Mandarine has a wonderful collection of handmade beach and day wear designed to make you look and feel fabulous in the sun.
La Mandarine specialises in hand embroidered and block printed dresses, kaftans, cover ups and sarongs. Many styles are embellished with tassels and trimmings. My range is designed in the UK and hand made in Jaipur, India. The traditional Indian techniques of hand block printing and hand embroidery help to make our kaftans and dresses unique.
Our clients want that effortless, 'beach chic' look yet not be surrounded by others wearing the same thing from a High street store. She wants a few key pieces to see her through the holiday that will work double duty on the beach, by the pool or in the evening. Wearing an under-the-radar label garners fashion brownie points too.
We believe that great fabrics, many hand-loomed or hand printed, can be easily accessorised to make a simple yet luxury look.
We sell online and to a growing number of the most glamorous and prestigious beach boutiques, including the iconic Club 55 Boutique, St Tropez and the Coral Reef Club in Barbados.
Knowing where our clothes come from is important to us and we only work with carefully chosen small organisations who adhere to ethical employment practices.
After discovering lots of great boho chic brands in the beach boutiques of St Tropez and Ibiza, I learned that these were mainly produced in India using their specialist artisan embroidery and block printing skills. I could never find these niche brands online however so I decided to create my own. I went to India, fell in love with Jaipur and began La Mandarine. Our beachwear is now sold in those same beach boutiques and many others like them in Europe and beyond.