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Baserange | Domond Shorts - Wild Silk Jersey

Baserange | Domond Shorts - Wild Silk Jersey

Regular price $155.00 CAD
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Wild silk jersey short
Elastic waistband

100% Silk
Made in Turkey
Naturally dyed

Model wears a size S Naturally dyed with mulberry, acacia and kareel – due to the nature of dye method color may vary.

Mulberry leaves (morus alba) are used to extract chlorophyll for dyeing. Mulberry trees are fast growing and grow in the Mediterranean and Asia. The resulting dyes are muted shades of yellow and green. Mulberry leaves are mainly cultivated to feed silkworms. Leaves are also used for tea and the fruit is eaten.

The acacia tree (Acacia mearnsii), also known as black wattle, is a fast-growing flowering evergreen tree rich in tannins. It is used as both a dye and a mordant. The dye dissolves easily in water. The resulting colors are shades of brown, gray and black when combined with iron.

The dye kareel (Terminalia chebula) comes from the myrobalan fruit and provides a natural mordant for textiles. The resulting colour when used for dyeing is yellow, which is one of the most common colours of natural dyes. Because of its high tannin content, it can also be used to create green and black dye when paired with iron. Kareel has medicinal uses including antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. The fruit also plays an important role in Ayurvedic medicine.

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