Naturally Dyed Pullover
Organic cotton pullover sweatshirt dyed with logwood and cutch extracts for a marbled effect..
Logwood is a tree in the legume family native to Central America and the Carribean. The tree has medicinal properties and the bark is an important source of purple dye. Fun fact - in the 17th century ships headed for Europe and loaded with logwood were often targeted by pirates.
Cutch is a tree in the Acacia family that provides rich, warm browns. It's high in tannins and provides an excellent dye source.
Material - 80% organic cotton and 20% recycled poliester.
Versatile pullover that can be worn as a sweatshirt or a sweater dress depending on the wearer.
Katrina is 163 cm and normally wears a size XS or S.
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.