Subtle tones of warm beige grace this breezy classic that is custom-dyed with banana juice, prior to the weaving process. This custom piece is made exclusively for our stock on a traditional standing foot pedal loom, and is sewn on machine to our specifications. Every tunic features subtle texture in fine cotton, along with a wide round neck and clean lines. Lightweight and easily paired with a straw hat and sandals in the summer, or tights, ballet flats and a chunky cardigan in the fall.
We collaborate directly with a husband and wife team who produce all aspects of these stunning garments – from dyeing the threads with plant-based hues that they make themselves, to weaving the pieces on standing foot pedal loom. This talented couple both learned their respective craft from their families, and are dedicated to their craft full-time, in order to support themselves and their small children. The process to produce our small batch of textiles took nearly nine weeks to complete, all in all.
One size fits many. Given the nature of handmade, sizes, designs and hues may vary slightly from the featured product image. This dress has been pre-washed and line dried to avoid shrinkage.
Approximately 66cm wide x 105cm long with a 25cm wide neck
While this piece is washed and pre-shrunk, we recommend dry cleaning this piece, in order to maintain the integrity of the finishes, however it may also be hand washed in cold water with mild soap. No bleach, no wringing, no washing machine and no dryer – for risk of damaging the handwoven textile. Lay flat to dry and warm iron with protective layer overtop. Do not iron the piece directly or it may damage the consistency of the dye. Hand washing and sun exposure will gradually fade the vibrancy of the natural hues. We recommend storing these pieces in a dark, dry space.
Given the nature of handmade, sizes, designs and hues may vary slightly from the featured product image. The price is for a single naturally dyed tunic.
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