Ayu Silk Plant Dyed Sarong/Scarf - Earthy Mix

$138.00 USD 

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Luxe silk scarf-turned-sarong packed with the yumminess of plant dyes and carefree attitude of tie-dye. We're rebooting this basic wrap from beach staple to home office appropriate: now the sarong is meant to be lived in, all day and all night. How to wear it now? With a boxy shirt during work from home day, a t-shirt at the weekend, a silk camisole and sparkling jewelry for after-dark, and with an asymmetric swimsuit at the beach. 

We know your friends will be asking so get ready to tell the handcrafting story below.

Nature

100% silk 16 momme: Natural. Caressingly soft . Breathable . Keeps you cooler when the weather is warm and warmer when the weather is cool. Hypoallergenic

100% tie-dyed by hand using plant-dyes: Blue from strobilanthes cuisia leaf. Yellows from mango leaf. Blacks from ketapang leaf. Orange from sappan wood and mango leaves.

A Love Story of Giving

At first, we had doubts. Will customers see the value of our elevated tie-dye pieces using plant dyes? You see, with pure plant dyes, every shade in the color wheel is not accounted for. Colors are subdued - not as vibrant as what tie-dyes are known for. When Ann, a fashion designer, from Moscow bought our first few pieces, we asked her why. “Because the combination of organic fabric and tie dye using plant dyes are picking up slowly but still rare in my city.”  Ann inspired us to stay focused on elevated, artfully done tie-dyes on polished pieces that are made even better with the use of healthy plant dyes. Plant dyeing is using natural dyes that are extracted from fresh plants and mixed by hand instead of synthetic chemicals made by machines. Good for the health: Safer than synthetic dyes as they don't contain chemicals harmful to health. Good for the ecosystem: As plants can be regrown, they’re a renewable, low-cost source. Good for the heart: Tie-dyeing gives us permission to be anti-perfect, find beauty in accidents and inaccuracies, and more space for experimentation to get pleasingly erratic results that are free-spirited yet contemporary.

Design

  • Made for longevity so you wear it a lot or share - as sarong, scarf, shawl. 
  • Featuring: Two meters of silk with raw edges.
  • SizeLength: 75 in * 192 cm . Width: 45 in * 115 cm.
  • Care for long-lasting plant-dye: Cold hand wash or machine wash with like colors. Use eco-friendly or gentle detergent. Air dry in the shade or tumble dry low. Dry clean not recommended as natural dyes react to heavy synthetic chemicals. Plant dyed colors will fade if left in the sun for a long time and washed in hot water. Mend when torn. 

You become a donor

Every purchase supports a cause as we share 50% of our net proceeds to the community. Together we help underprivileged children get the quality education they deserve at the eco-school we support in Bali. Learn more about our school mission in the blog.

Celebrating Artisans

Plant dyed, cut, sewn the traditional way in home-based family workshops in Bali who share our values for environmental and social responsibility. Learn more about how artisanal techniques work in our blog.

Aligning with UN SDG Goals

We take pride in contributing to at least six of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Goal 4: Quality Education; Goal 5: Gender Equality; Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth; Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production; Goal 14: Life Below Water; and Goal 15: Life on Land.

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