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Indigo tie-dyed children’s apron (Age 2-4)

Indigo tie-dyed children’s apron (Age 2-4)
£15.00 1 Available
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Description

This apron was made from heavy weight 100% organic cotton by the ladies’ Fair-trade cooperative in Kerala, India. I have botanically tie-dyed the apron using the ancient dye plant, indigo. 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.

The apron measures 48cm from top of neck loop and is approx. 35cm wide, so would fit a 2-4 year old.

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.

Wash, using an eco friendly detergent, preferably below 30°C. Dry out of bright sunlight.

Please note that postage for additional items is FREE in the UK.

Each parcel is beautifully wrapped in acid free tissue paper and tied with hessian string, cotton string or plant dyed cotton trim.

All packaging is plastic free - paper tape, recycled cardboard boxes, padding and corn starch. All of these materials are biodegradable. The corn starch bags are compostable.

Inspiration

I love this paler shade of indigo as it’s one that can only be seen in nature and cannot be replicated by synthetic dyes. 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 will be posted to you by Earthed within 3 days of receiving payment.

Shipping destination Cost Additional items
United Kingdom £3.50 £0.00
Europe

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£10.00 £1.00
United States £14.00 £1.00
Rest of the World £14.00 £1.00

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