This tea towel is handmade by women in a cooperative in Kerala, India. Organic cotton has been used from GOTS certified mills. The mottled, dusky pink effect has been created by scrunching the cotton before it is immersed in the Madder dye.
The chemical-free dyeing process using plants, is labour intensive as each step takes time and patience; a quiet protest and sustainable alternative to the ‘fast, thoughtless and disposable’ way of producing items in modern society.
Wash using an eco friendly detergent, preferably below 30°C. Dry out of bright sunlight.
All packaging is plastic free - paper tape, recycled cardboard boxes, padding and corn starch wrapping. All of these materials are biodegradable. The corn starch bags are compostable.
Madder produces a beautiful dusky pink shade that can only be found it nature, so it has become a favourite of mine. Madder has been cultivated as a dyestuff since 1500 B.C. Cloth dyed with madder root pigment was found in the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun and in the ruins of Pompeii. Madder is extremely colourfast.
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