Light Cotton Button Down
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