Bhumi Ecoprint Organic Cotton Hooded Kimono Wrap - Bali Garden

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Oversized happy helping kimono wrap - our 2020 HOPE collection. Happy kimono because it combines a contemporary grunge look and an ancient printing technique called ecoprinting where Bali plants do the printing. This ancient technique is glammed-up with edgy look and oversized silhouette to give you full-on look and feel as a loungewear, streetwear or "zoom" wear. Helping kimono because every customer becomes a donor to our school mission. As we share 50% of our net proceeds to the local green school we support, together we help underprivileged children get the education they deserve.

We know your friends will be asking so get ready to tell them the ecoprinting story described in A Love Story of Giving below.

Nature

100% Organic Cotton: Breathable. Grown without harmful chemicals, leaving the soil, air and water free from contaminates that cause harm. Cool and and wrinkle-free.

100% Ecoprinted: Blacks by rose leaf, blackberry leaf. Grays by guava leaf, plum leaf, castor leaf. Browns by rambutan leaf. Yellows by santol leaf, kusuma leaf. Baby rust by eucaplyptus. Greens by ferns. Leopard-like by ketapang leaf.

Design

  • Made for longevity and to be worn a lot - as an indoor-outdoor layering, long coat, kaftan, or robe. 
  • Featuring: Oversized, generous proportions from four meters of organic cotton to give you a graceful drape . Elongated long sleeves. Two-meter cord belt in self-fabric to give you versatile styling. Underarm split . Clean french seams throughout . Of course, two utility-style pockets . Mother of pearl buttons. 
  • FitOne size. Chest: 54in * 138cm. Length: 51in * 130cm. Model Gita is 5'5" * 165 cm.
  • Care for long-lasting plant-dye: Cold hand wash or machine 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. 

A Love Story of Giving

Our Bhumi Ecoprint is a collaboration with Cinta Bumi Artisans, a small home studio in Ubud, Bali, with a small herbs and dye garden. "Cinta Bumi" means love the earth. Our friend, Novi, the founder and a mother of beautiful 5-year-old girl Bhumi, is insanely in love with Mother Earth, like us. She impressively embodies her love for the Earth, art and cultural heritage and gracefully fuses ancestral wisdom, artisanal craftsmanship, and mindful innovation in creating handmade pieces and wearable poetry. We're inspired to ecoprint with Novi and her team because we share high HOPE for a new meaning of what we consider beautiful: things that are made while taking care of people and the planet. To us, ecoprinting our clothes is our way of nourishing nature that nourishes us. 

Eco-printing is an age-old technique where living plants are arranged and pressed onto fabrics, and then heated to transfer its shape, color and marks on the fabric. These contact prints are called “eco-prints.” Novi and her team need 7 days to complete our Bhumi pajama set. They forage the leaves and flowers that have the shapes and pigments we want in Novi's garden as well as around Bali. The heat from three hours of steaming enable the leaves and flowers to imprint their shape and colors. Magic happens as we lift the leaves and flowers off the unwrapped fabric and their colors and shapes are revealed. With nature doing the printing, we never know what we get. We learn to surrender, accept the printing we get, and be content. And the result is always groundbreaking.

Why do we bother ecoprinting? 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: Bringing nature onto your clothes using living plants around us make us more present with nature and appreciate what's around us.

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

Cut, sewn and plant-dyed the traditional way in home-based family workshops in Bali that 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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