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Set of 2 muslin face cloths, plant dyed with indigo

Set of 2 muslin face cloths, plant dyed with indigo
£8.00
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Description

This set of 2 organic cotton muslin cloths are perfect for facial cleansing and gentle exfoliation, due to their light weight, netted texture. Their soft, raw edges avoid the harshness of seams against this delicate area. Each one measures approx. 32cm by 32cm (12 inches by 12 inches) and is very quick to dry after use.

They have been lovingly hand and tie-dyed with the ancient, medicinal plant indigo. For thousands of years indigo was used as a natural antiseptic and to treat skin conditions. These cloths are also perfect for babies’ sensitive skin.

The chemical-free dyeing process is labour intensive as each step takes time and patience - roughly 4 weeks; a quiet protest to the ‘fast, thoughtless and disposable’ way of producing items in modern society. Plant dyeing fabric is a sustainable way of producing unique colours and is kinder to the planet.

Being plant dyed, means each one is unique and will vary slightly in colour and pattern.

Wash, using an eco friendly detergent, preferably below 30°C. They dry quickly if hung up. Dry out of direct sunlight.

Each parcel is beautifully wrapped in acid free tissue paper and tied with hessian string or plant dyed cotton trim. All packaging is plastic free - paper tape, recycled cardboard boxes and padding. All of these materials are biodegradable. The corn starch bags are compostable.

Inspiration

I have used the softest organic muslin to make these, so they would be suitable for sensitive skins. Tamil Nadu indigo produces a beautiful shade of powdery blue, very much like woad. Dyeing with indigo is a complicated process as it involves keeping an eye on pH levels and using fructose to ‘balance’ the vat. The fermentation process I use is completely natural, unlike some indigo dyers who use potentially harmful ingredients. Archaeologists recently uncovered several scraps of indigo-dyed fabric at the Huaca Prieta ceremonial mound in northern Peru, which is believed to be about 6,200 years old. It is a good colourfast, natural dye.

Shipping & delivery

This item is made-to-order and will be posted to you by Earthed within 3 days of receiving payment.

Shipping destination Cost Additional items
United Kingdom £2.50 £1.00
Europe

Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Germany, France, Spain, Finland, Belgium, Portugal, Poland, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Austria, Latvia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Gibraltar

£9.00 £1.00
United States £11.00 £1.00
Rest of the World £11.00 £1.00

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This is a custom-made item and cannot be returned unless faulty.

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