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A necessary luxury and a timeless innovation. Careaux has created a world first dress that changes to fit to you.
44 backers pledged £11,780 to help bring this project to life.

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Laura (left) & Rachel (right)
Laura (left) & Rachel (right)
Debut Collection Moodboard
Debut Collection Moodboard

Photography by David Easton and Burnley College
Photography by David Easton and Burnley College
Zip detailing
Zip detailing
The Making of the Careaux Dress
The Making of the Careaux Dress

 Special thank you to the incredible Jacqueline De Rojas CBE for  'moments of inspiration'.









Our sizing system is using sizing that we know in an innovative way to ensure that the dress fits to you. 

For example a top could be a size ‘10, waist 27’ and a skirt could be ‘waist 27, size 12’ to ensure they combine around the waist. We offer any size. 

Once the campaign has finished, we will send you all the details and size/ measuring guides and then all we will need from you is to:

  • Choose your top size - 12, 8, 24 etc.
  • Choose your waist measurement (in inches- we will show you how to take it)
  • Choose your bottom size - 12, 8, 24 etc. 

Alternatively, you can select standard sizes. We are always available to answer any questions. 


We’ve been privileged to be commissioned to make these Careaux pieces for incredible women.

The 'Northern Power Dress' Careaux piece commissioned by The Pankhurst Centre to celebrate 100 years since 'some' women gained the right to vote. Photography by Bernadette Delaney.
The 'Northern Power Dress' Careaux piece commissioned by The Pankhurst Centre to celebrate 100 years since 'some' women gained the right to vote. Photography by Bernadette Delaney.

To bring the Careaux dress to you, we have set a Kickstarter target of £10,000. We truly believe that dresses should fit to you, rather than you having to fit into dresses. The time is now to revolutionise dresses as we know them for the women of today and of the future.

We have put together rewards that we hope you will love. Any way you can support, either by the rewards, a like or a share will help massively and truly appreciated. 


  • Thank You Digital Postcard
  • Set of Four Postcards
  • Personalised Careaux Sketch
  • Personalised Careaux Sketch and limited edition Careaux Box
  • The Careaux Seperates (Sleeveless Top, Sleeved Top, A Line Skirt and Midi Skirt) available in black, navy and ivory.
  • The Careaux Dress (Sleeveless A Line, Sleeved A Line, Sleeveless Midi, Sleeved Midi) available in black, navy and ivory.
  • The Careaux Core Collection (The Careaux Separates in black, navy and ivory, therefore thirty-six possible dress combinations)
  • Bespoke Careaux Piece

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like another style. We will do our best to accommodate. We are always looking to help as much as we can, so please do let us know If you need your piece earlier and we will do our utmost best to do this for you.

Note that shipping will be estimated and charged separately once the kickstarter has ended.


What will the money be used for?

With your amazing support from pledging we will use the money for:

  • Creating the patterns for the Careaux dresses.
  • Buying the fabric from our ethical and socially responsible supplier in Portugal.
  • Locally manufacturing the Careaux dresses and paying fair wages to our pattern cutters and dressmakers who will craft the dresses with care and outstanding quality.
  • Towards our e-commerce site to launch the full collection

Credits

Video: Madara Freimane

Campaign Shot: David Easton and Burnley College

Portait Shot: Beth Owen

Ecommerce Shots: Narita Savoor (Photographer), Taheed Khan (Stylist), Andrew Suleman (Hair and Make Up) and Latifah Stewart (Model who we met on the fantastic Princes Trust Enterprise Course)

There is nothing Laura and I love more than designing and crafting a Careaux piece. Thank you for taking the time to read our story and for your support. We cannot wait for you to be a part of Careaux. With love, Rachel and Laura x


For any questions or queries please contact info@careaux.com.

@careauxofficial on twitter, instagram and facebook. 

Risks and challenges

As the dresses are handmade, and due to volume, it may take longer than expected to receive your dress. But we will keep you updated with everything that is going on. However if you want your dress more urgently, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate.

Note VAT/ duty/ customs will be charged on top of any non-UK orders.

As each dress requires you to take your waist measurement, it will be your responsibility to enter the measurements correctly. We will show you how to take your waist measurement. However, as the dresses are handmade for you, we will not be responsible for incorrect measurements. If there is an error with it, please contact us as soon as possible and we will do our very best to rectify it.

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    Pledge £10 or more About US$ 13

    A Thank You Digital Postcard

    A digital postcard with a thank you message for your amazing support. The postcard will be emailed and will have a limited edition print of the Careaux dress combinations.

    Includes:
    • Thank you message
    • 1 Digital Postcard
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    Pledge £25 or more About US$ 32

    Set of 4 Postcards

    A set of 4 postcards and a handwritten thank you message for your incredible support. Each one of the postcards will have a limited edition print of a Careaux dress combination.

    Note that shipping will be calculated and collected separately once the Kickstarter has ended. Shipping estimates range from £3 for the UK to £15 for the rest of the world.

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    Pledge £50 or more About US$ 64

    Careaux hand-drawn Sketch

    A timeless hand-drawn sketch finished with beautiful watercolours by Rachel. A personalised handwritten thank you message will be included with your sketch to thank you for your wonderful support.

    Note that shipping will be calculated and collected separately once the Kickstarter has ended. Shipping estimates range from £3 for the UK to £15 for the rest of the world.

    Includes:
    • Personalised Careaux hand-drawn watercolour sketch
    • Personalised thank you message
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    Pledge £80 or more About US$ 102

    Careaux hand-drawn sketch & Careaux box

    As well as a beautiful hand-drawn watercolour sketch by Rachel and a personalised handwritten thank you message you will also get a signature Careaux box - a piece to treasure.

    Note that shipping will be calculated and collected separately once the Kickstarter has ended. Shipping estimates range from £7 for the UK to £20 for the rest of the world.

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    • Personalised Careaux hand-drawn watercolour sketch
    • Personalised thank you message
    • Signature Careaux box
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    Pledge £220 or more About US$ 280

    The Careaux Dress: The Sleeveless A-line

    One Sleeveless Top and one A-line Skirt.

    Start your Careaux collection with one Careaux dress. A sleeveless top and an A-line skirt to create your Careaux dress.

    Once the Kickstarter is complete we will send you a survey to get your top size, skirt size, waist measurement and colour choice.

    Note that shipping will be calculated and collected separately once the Kickstarter has ended. Shipping estimates range from £11 for the UK to £45 for the rest of the world.

    Includes:
    • The Careaux Sleeveless Top
    • The Careaux A-line Skirt
    • Personalised thank you message
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    Pledge £240 or more About US$ 305

    The Careaux Dress: The Sleeved A-line

    One Sleeved Top and one A-line Skirt.

    Start your Careaux collection with one Careaux dress. A sleeved top and an A-line skirt to create your Careaux dress.

    Once the Kickstarter is complete we will send you a survey to get your top size, skirt size, waist measurement and colour choices.

    Note that shipping will be calculated and collected separately once the Kickstarter has ended. Shipping estimates range from £11 for the UK to £45 for the rest of the world.

    Includes:
    • The Careaux Sleeved Top
    • The Careaux A-line Skirt
    • Personalised thank you message
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    Pledge £260 or more About US$ 331

    The Careaux Dress: The Sleeveless Midi

    One Sleeveless Top and one Midi Skirt.

    Start your Careaux collection with one Careaux dress. A sleeveless top and a midi skirt to create your Careaux dress.

    Once the Kickstarter is complete we will send you a survey to get your top size, skirt size, waist measurement and colour choice.

    Note that shipping will be calculated and collected separately once the Kickstarter has ended. Shipping estimates range from £11 for the UK to £45 for the rest of the world.

    Includes:
    • The Careaux Sleeveless Top
    • The Careaux Midi Skirt
    • Personalised thank you message
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    Pledge £280 or more About US$ 356

    The Careaux Dress: The Sleeved Midi

    One Sleeved Top and one Midi Mkirt.

    Start your Careaux collection with one Careaux dress. A sleeved top and a midi skirt to create your Careaux dress.

    Once the Kickstarter is complete we will send you a survey to get your top size, skirt size, waist measurement and colour choice.

    Note that shipping will be calculated and collected separately once the Kickstarter has ended. Shipping estimates range from £11 for the UK to £45 for the rest of the world.

    Includes:
    • The Careaux Sleeved Top
    • The Careaux Midi Skirt
    • Personalised thank you message
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    Pledge £460 or more About US$ 586

    The A Line Capsule

    The sleeved top, sleeveless top and two A line skirts in black, navy or ivory giving you four dress combinations.

    Once the Kickstarter has ended we will send you a survey to get your top and skirt size and waist measurements.

    Note that shipping will be calculated and collected separately once the Kickstarter has ended. Shipping estimates range from £30 for the UK to £55 for the rest of the world.

    Includes:
    • The Careaux Sleeveless Top
    • The Careaux Sleeved Top
    • The Careaux A Line Skirt
    • Personalised thank you message
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    Pledge £500 or more About US$ 636

    The Careaux Capsule

    The sleeved top, sleeveless top, A line skirt and midi skirt in black, navy or ivory giving you four dress combinations.

    Once the Kickstarter has ended we will send you a survey to get your top and skirt size and waist measurements.

    Note that shipping will be calculated and collected separately once the Kickstarter has ended. Shipping estimates range from £30 for the UK to £55 for the rest of the world.

    Includes:
    • The Careaux Sleeveless Top
    • The Careaux Sleeved Top
    • The Careaux A Line Skirt
    • The Careaux Midi Skirt
    • Personalised thank you message
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    Pledge £1,500 or more About US$ 1,909

    The Careaux Core Collection

    The full collection of Careaux dresses. The sleeved top and sleeveless top and the A line skirt and midi skirt in black, navy and ivory. Six dresses giving you thirty-six dress combinations.

    Once the Kickstarter has ended we will send you a survey to get your top and skirt size and waist measurements.

    Note that shipping will be calculated and collected separately once the Kickstarter has ended. Shipping estimates range from £30 for the UK to £165 for the rest of the world.

    Includes:
    • The Careaux Sleeveless Top
    • The Careaux Sleeved Top
    • The Careaux A-line Skirt
    • The Careaux Midi Skirt
    • Personalised thank you message
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    Pledge £3,500 or more About US$ 4,455

    Bespoke Careaux Piece

    Your own bespoke Careaux piece, with our signature zip around the waist, created just for you.

    From initial consultation to your finished Careaux piece, it is all about you.

    We will talk to you about what you would like and also what you wouldn’t like. We will then make an appointment to take your measurements. From this we will create personalised sketches to choose the perfect piece for you. A mock-up will then be done and an appointment made to fit the dress. We will then do a final fitting. Once this has been done, your Careaux piece will be ready - a piece for you to keep forever.

    A few weeks after pledging we will contact you to arrange an initial consultation.

    Note: More fittings may be required.

    Note: Only available for mainland UK.

    Note: Estimated delivery subject to change.

    Includes:
    • Bespoke Careaux piece
    • Signature Careaux box
    • Personalised thank you message
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Funding period

- (60 days)