Upcycled Linen Shirt - Oak Leaves
Please note, this item has been sold.
Pre-loved button down shirt dyed with gallnut extract then eco printed with oak leaves and iron.
Gallnuts are irregular growths caused by insects and can be found on oak and sumac trees. They are incredibly high in tannins and can be used to introduce tannins to a fabric without leaving color. When modified with iron, fabric treated with gallnuts turns a dark blue.
Material: 100% linen
Medium on the tag.
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.