NATURALLY DYED: These shorts are dyed according to traditional techniques of Ayuvedia, using a combination of medicinal plants focused on improving skin clarity and reducing skin diseases.
The plants used include acacia, neem, 6 types of turmeric, asparagus, cinnamon, 4 types of jungle geranium, touch-me-nots, 18 types of holy basil, Thai ginger, golden rain tree, sweet flag, karalakam, galanga, arrowleaf sida, and golden apple. The fabric is carefully treated with these plants in a process that keeps the beneficial properties of the various plants and herbs alive.
ETHICS: The fabric is handloomed by a non-profit that focuses on the welfare and development of deprived, marginalized and downtrodden traditional handloom weaving communities in India by providing jobs having fair wages and safe working conditions. The fabric is ethically manufactured into shorts in Los Angeles.
ENVIRONMENT: These shorts are made with organic cotton fabric, thread and labels that are grown, harvested and processed without the use of harmful chemicals that could leech into our environment.
In addition, they are dyed with natural, sustainably harvested plants and herbs. Natural plant dyes are the most sustainable type of dye known. Not only do plant dyes not produce toxic run-off during the dyeing process, but our plant dyes have a negative carbon footprint. Meaning that the plants used in plant dyeing remove more carbon from the atmosphere during their growth than is released during the dyeing process, helping to reverse the cause of global climate change.
DETAILS & CARE: The model is 5’4″ and wearing a size small. The waistband is 32.5″ on a size small and the inseam is 3″.
Care Instructions: Machine wash on the gentle cycle using a mild pH-neutral detergent and without fabric softeners. Tumble dry on low.