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Calico Tote | The Last Windfalls

Calico Tote | The Last Windfalls

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You captured the way the seed grew since you planted it some years ago. You still remember the joy of the first leaves and the scent of the flowers as they were blossoming and inviting bees and butterflies. In the last windfalls, you handed a grateful offering for everything that the tree spirit had shared through one cycle, allowing her to rest and slow down before a new chapter begins.

FABRICS
100% cotton calico, cotton twill strap.

PLANT DYES
Guava leaves, Indian trumpet leaves, marigolds, cockspur thorn, strobilanthes cusia.

MEASUREMENTS
46 x 36 cm (18 x 14 in)

EMBRACE THE SLOW PROCESS
Duration of Making-Process: 18 days
Techniques: Bundle Dye (Ecoprint) and Immersion Dye
Bundle dye or ecoprint is a method of creating with botanical matters like leaves, flowers, seed pods and barks to print themselves on fabric (or paper) using their own dyes, pigments and tannin. 
Each shape of plant is unique and non-identical even with the same plant that come from the same tree, whilst the color of the plant is often different to the color it releases or prints.

Immersion dye is a method of coloring fibers by immersing/soaking/dipping the whole or a part of the fibers into a dye bath for certain amount of time. We use tannin-rich plants to make the colors long-lasting while being mindful that color of the plant is often different to the color it releases as dye.

The magic of nature plays the most vital role in the process, which makes the result of each creation a one-of-a-kind beauty and cannot be replicated.

Read more about our natural dyeing process

CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Hand wash in cool water with pH neutral soap. Dissolve or dilute the soap in the water before washing. You may see some release of color in the water at your first wash but it is normal. We recommend smoothing out wrinkles by hand. Hang it and air dry in the shade. Iron on low temperature. Store it away from direct heat and light.

AFTER CARE
Natural/botanical dyes are not synthetic dyes and it may slightly change color or fade over time. (Honestly synthetic dyes are also fading, only that it takes longer period of time.) When properly maintained and taken care of as the aforementioned instructions, our naturally-dyed goods will last a long time.

IMPORTANT NOTE
We do our best to photograph our works and all of the photographs are taken in natural light. However, natural colors often cover more tones with more subtle shades, and please keep in mind that the colors may appear differently according to your computer screen, so slight variations in tones are to be expected.