Flattering 80's style dress dyed with eucalyptus bark and ecoprinted with oak leaves. Wear it with sandles or sneakers in the summer for an effortless look and transition to winter by layering over tights and adding a sweater.
Eucalyptus trees are native to Australia but can be found everywhere in Portugal. They have even been classified as an invasive species here. They grow incredibly quickly, outcompete other plants for water, and burn easily causing many wildfires. Eucalyptus is a very accessible dye plant since the bark (which peels off naturally) can be used for browns and the leaves provide a range of yellow, coral, and orange colors.
Oak trees are native to Europe and are one of the most well-established varieties of trees in Portugal. The large trees play an important role in natural forestation since they thrive in temperate climates. The whole tree is high in tannins, making it a wonderful source of dye stuff. Acorns produce a beautiful brown dye and the leaves create reliable prints.
Any inconsistencies in color are part of the natural dye process and add to the dynamic beauty of plant pigments.
Material: 100% organic cotton.