Beautiful organic cotton scarves dyed with natural plant dyes.
The fabric has been handloomed and naturally plant dyed as part of a charitable trust that providesdignified income-earning jobs to women in India.
Each piece is unique due to the traditional hand-dyeing and handlooming techniques used.
Made with natural dyes from plant parts like leaves, wood, and fruit.
Scarves are approximately 78" long and 40" wide. However, measurements may vary due to the nature of handlooming.
Care Instructions: Machine wash on the gentle cycle using a mild detergent. Hang dry or tumble dry on low.
From the maker:
Health Benefits: Using plant dyes instead of toxic synthetic dyes reduces harmful chemicals on your skin. In fact, many of the plants used to make these include beneficial chemicals, like antioxidants and vitamins good for your skin.
Sustainability: By using plants for dyes, the clothing actually removes more carbon from the air than manufacturing makes, meaning the clothing has a negative carbon footprint.
Did you know studies prove you absorb chemicals and pesticides laced within the fibers of your clothes… right into your skin? Made from organic fibers and holistic, natural dyeing techniques - our styles are a welcome relief for anyone looking to heal and soothe skin concerns, or simply be more proactive about their health. We make considerate, conscious clothing, that loves you back.
We take sustainability seriously. Everything from the fibers in our clothing, thread, dyes, and even tags are 100% eco-friendly with the environment in mind. We revived time-honored techniques that utilize plants as dyes. We aim to go beyond trying to shrink our environmental impact, our goal is to erase it entirely. A healthier closet awaits you: We believe in good health over impulsive trends. Our advice? Consider every purchase, buy smart. We passionately believe there should be nothing in your closet that is harmful to you, your family, or the environment.
All of our clothing is completely natural, from organic fibers that make up the thread and fabric, to the natural plant dyes that color our clothes. We carefully focus on every detail to make sure that the only things that touch your skin are purely from nature.
Our cotton is 100% organic, from the fabric, to the labels, to the thread used to sew it all together. That means that every step, from the growing of the cotton, to the processing of the cotton into fabric and thread, is free of pesticides, harmful chlorine bleaches and other toxic chemicals.
Just like our cotton, our linen is 100% natural and organic. Natural linen is made from flax plants, the same plant super nutrient-packed flaxseeds come from.
We believe that the clothing you put on your body should be as good for you as the food you put in it. That's why, instead of using petroleum-based dyes used on conventional clothing (and even used on other certified organic clothing), we use natural dyes. Here of some of the plants we use for dyes:
POMEGRANATE PEELS: Pomegranate peels are rich in vitamins and antioxidants, even more than the juicy pomegranate seeds. The peels are anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and are consistently used in beauty products for maintaining healthy skin.
OAK GALLS: Oak has natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce skin irritation.
RHUBARB: Rhubarb is high in vitamins A, C, E and K and various minerals that are good for you. Because rhubarb is high in antioxidants (like vitamin A), it has been used in skin care products for anti-aging. Rhubarb is also antimicrobial and has been used to fight skin infections.
MYROBALAN: The dried fruits of myrobalan trees used for dyeing are commonly used in ayurvedic and traditional Tibetan medicine. Because myrobalan is very high in antioxidants, it has been used to protect against various age and heart related diseases.
MADDER ROOT: Madder root is one of the oldest natural dyes, known for its ability to make beautiful reds. It has been used for thousands of years, since at least ancient Egypt (cloth dyed with it has even been found alongside the possessions of King Tut).
FUSTICWOOD: Fusticwood is a common natural dye known for its ability to make strong and vibrant yellows. Fusticwood has been used for hundreds of years, and was one of the main dyes used to dye uniforms during WWI.
LOGWOOD: Logwood dye is extracted from the heartwood of logwood trees and makes lovely and bold purple colors. It has been used in Europe since the 1500s, and by the Mayans for hundreds of years before that.
INDIGO LEAF: Indigo is probably the most well-known of natural dyes. Indigo has been used for thousands of years (dating back to 2000-3000 B.C.) for its ability to make strong and beautiful blues. In the 1800s, natural indigo was almost completely replaced by synthetic indigo, which is derived from the known toxin aniline (a chemical that has been used to make rocket fuel).