Plant-Dyed Racerback (Teal Stripes)
This teal racerback has been handprinted with natural indigo stripes, 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. Hand-dyed using natural plant dyes. Good for you and the Earth.
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Unlike industry-standard petroleum-based dyes, this shirt is dyed with natural plant dyes from myrobalan, indigo leaf and fusticwood.
The dried fruits of myrobalan trees used for dyeing are commonly used in ayurvedic and traditional Tibetan medicine. Because myrobalan is very high in antoxidants, it has been used to protect against various age and heart related diseases.
Indigo leaf dye has been safely used for thousands of years (dating back to 2000-3000 B.C.) for its ability to make strong and beautiful blues. In the 1800s, natural indigo was almost completely replaced by synthetic indigo, which is derived from the known toxin aniline (a chemical that has been used to make rocket fuel).
Fusticwood is a common natural dye known for its ability to make strong and vibrant yellows. Fusticwood has been used for hundreds of years, and was one of the main dyes used to dye uniforms during WWI.
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 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.