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80's Dress

80's Dress

  • About

    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.

  • Fit

    Flattering, slimming cut with a bit of stretch. Five cm longer than the 80's mini dress for more coverage.

     

    Garments are considered to be a 'one size fits all'. 

     

    Katrina is 1.63m and normally wears an XS.

  • Care

    1. Wash with pH neutral natural soap in cold water. Please note, the first time you wash the garment some extra dye might come out.

    2. Dry out of the sun.

    Botanical dyes are often referred to as living colour because the shades mature with time.... Fabrics are treated with mineral salts before dyeing to ensure maximum permanence of the color, but following the tips above will extend their vibrancy for years to come.

     

60,00 €Price
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