Plant-dyed Racerback (Mauve Polka Dots)
This mauve racerback has been handprinted with natural dye polka dots, in a unique, one-of-a-kind pattern. Giving flair to something classic.
Ethically designed and manufactured in Los Angeles.
Free of petroleum. Made with GOTS certified organic cotton fabric, thread and organic cotton labels, and dyed with natural plant dyes. Good for you and the Earth.
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Unlike industry-standard petroleum-based dyes, this shirt is dyed with madder root, logwood and lac.
Madder root is one of the oldest natural dyes, known for its ability to make beautiful reds. It has been safely used for thousands of years, since at least ancient Egypt (cloth dyed with it has even been found alongside the possessions of King Tut).
Logwood dye is extracted from the heartwood of logwood trees. It has been safely used in Europe since the 1500s, and by the Mayans for hundreds of years before that.
Lac has been safely used since as early as 250 AD and has even been used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat skin diseases. Lac is sustainably extracted from small scale insects.
Ethically made all the way through.
From start to finish, every company involved in Sustain's supply chain provides fair wages and safe working conditions.
Made with GOTS certified organic cotton fabric and thread - the highest standard in organic. Every single step of in the creation of this shirt, from the growing of the cotton, to making the shirt, is ecofriendly.
Also, plant dyes do not produce toxic run-off like conventional (and other organic dyes) and plant dyes remove carbon from the air during the plants' growth, helping reverse the cause of global climate change.
A size small is 26.25" long and 32" at the bust unstretched.
Care Instructions: Machine wash on gentle cycle using a mild pH-neutral detergent and without fabric softeners. Tumble dry on low.