Comfy yet stylish naturally dyed tunic. Made with organic cotton fabric, thread and labels and dyed with natural plant dyes. 100% natural, down to the thread.
Unlike conventional and other organic clothing, which is dyed with petroleum-based dyes, this organic shirt is dyed with natural plant dyes from madder root.
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).
This shirt is made with GOTS certified organic cotton fabric and thread. Certification under GOTS requires every company involved in the supply chain to meet specific labor standards for socially responsible textile production.
The fabric is sourced from rural China and then manufactured into shirts and naturally garment-dyed in the U.S. by ethical companies that provide their employees fair wages and safe working conditions.
This shirt is garment-dyed with natural plant dyes. Not only does garment-dyeing use less dye, but natural plant dyes are the most sustainable type of dye known. Plant dyes do not produce toxic run-off like conventional (and some organic dyes) and plant dyes remove carbon from the air during the plants' growth. In fact, the plants used in plant dyeing actually remove more carbon from the atmosphere during their growth than is released during the dyeing process, meaning plants dyes have a negative carbon footprint, helping to reverse the cause of global climate change.
In addition, this shirt is made with GOTS certified organic cotton fabric and thread. GOTS stands for the Global Organic Textile Standard. It's the highest international standard of organic a textile can attain. To be certified under GOTS, every single step in the creation of the cotton product, from the growing of the cotton, to the processing of the cotton into fabric, is reviewed and has to meet strict environmental standards.
Care Instructions: Machine wash on the gentle cycle using a mild detergent and without fabric softeners. Tumble dry on low.