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Light Cotton Button Down

Light Cotton Button Down

  • About

    Lightweight and packable second hand button down dyed with eucaliptus bark and speckled with cutch extract. Wear open over a tank, buttoned up, or tied up... your choice!

     

    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. 

     

    Cutch is a tree in the Acacia family that provides rich, warm browns. It's high in tannins and provides an excellent dye source. 

     

    Any inconsistencies in color are part of the natural, hand dyed process and add to the dynamic beauty of plant pigments. 

     

    Material: 100% cotton 

  • Fit

    Tag reads 38 but is also flattering in an oversized fit. 

     

    Laris is 161 cm and normally wears an S.

    Katrina is 163 cm and normally wears an XS.

  • Care

    Care for your naturally dyed clothing by:

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

    • Drying out of the sun.

     

    Botanical dyes are often referred to as living colour because of the way the shades mature with time.... depending on the dye used, the pigments will have varying sensitivity to sunlight and washing. Fabrics are treated before dyeing to ensure maximum fatness of the color, but years from now if you'd like to give new life to your garment, I encourage you to experiment with your own techniques.​

25,00 €Price
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