This tea towel is handmade by women in a cooperative in Kerala, India. Organic cotton has been used from GOTS certified mills. The unique Shibori tie dye effect has been achieved using avocado skins and stones.
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.
I love eating avocados, so I was thrilled to find out that I could achieve a rich peachy pink shade through using the skins and stones to dye with. Avocados skins and stones are high in tannin so the dye from them is very colourfast.
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