Plant-dyed Racerback

$ 80 $ 64


Classic cotton tank with a flattering racerback, hand-dyed using traditional shibori techniques. 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 lines, which are dyed with petroleum-based dyes, this organic 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.

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 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.

In addition, 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.

  • GOTS certified organic cotton fabric and thread
  • Naturally dyed with myrobalan, fusticwood and indigo leaf
  • Hand-dyed using traditional shibori techniques
  • Pull over style
  • 26.25" long and 32" at chest for size S
  • The model is 5'4" and wearing a size S

  • Care Instructions: Machine wash on gentle cycle using a mild detergent and without fabric softeners. Tumble dry on low.

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