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Holy Basil
(Tulsi) (Ocimum Tenuiflorum)

Holy Basil aka Tulsi is believed to bestow divine protection by opening the heart and mind. Considered to be one of the most sacred plants in India, it strengthens the immune system and has healing poperties. The olive green hue of our dye is reminiscent of the plants that nourish and feed us.

 

The dye concoction (Kashaya) includes 17 other plants: 

Withania Somnifera, Aphaamixins Polystacghya, Asparagus Racemosus, Azardirchata, Curcuma, Amaranthus Polygamus, Valeriana Officinalls, Holorheena Antidysentrica, Emblica Officinalis, Anisochilus Carnosus, Sandalum Album, Aloe vera, Clerodendrum Serratum, Myristica Fragrans, Saraca Asoca, Santalum Album

Indigo
(Indigofera Tinctoria)

Historically, the Indigo color has been used in positions of power and in depictions of the Hindu god Krishna and Virgin Mary's draped cloth in Christian art. The dye's export from India led to its ban in France and parts of Germany, for fear of replacing their native blue dye from the woad plant. Besides the value of its deep blue hue, it has been said to offer anti-bacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties. In its truest form, this therapeutic dye distinguishes itself from its chemical imposter used in the dyeing of jeans. 

The dye concoction (Kashaya) includes 24 other plants: Biophytum Sensitivum D.C., Withania Somnifera, Aloe Vera, Leucas Aspera, Mimosa Pudica, Aerva lanata Juss, Bacopa Mohnieri, Lactuca Virosa, Ocimum Tenninflorum, Curcuma, Sandalum Album, Cinnamomum Macrocarpum, Pipernigrun, Punica Granatum, Mentha Pipertia, Myristica Fragrans, Commiphora Wightii, Amaranthus Polygamus, Eryngium Foetidum Linn., Andrographis Paniculata Nees, Gloriosa Superba Linn., Houttuynia Cordata

Neem
(Azadirachta Indica)

Fabled as 'the wonder tree' and described by ancient Ayurvedic texts as "Sarva Roga Nivarini", which translates to "universal healer of all ailments", this omnipotent plant is believed to have formed when the celestials sprinkled sacred nectar, otherwise known as Amrita. It is prized for its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and insect repellent properties. Every part of this magical plant has been used to create the soft buttery brown shade of our Neem dye.

 

The dye concoction (Kashaya) includes 14 other plants: 

Ocimum Tenninflorum, Acacia Catechu, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum, Aegle Marmelos,  Acorus Calamus, Aristolochia Indica, Mimosa Pudica, Ixora Coccinia, Curcuma, Galanga, Cassia fistula, Asparagus Racemosus, Sidarhombifolia

Red Sandalwood
(Pterocarpus Santalinus)

Rumored to be the source of the sandalwood used in King Solomon's temple, Red Sandalwood is prized for its striking blood red hues. In Ayurveda, it is said to purify the blood and aid skin conditions. As a dye, it brings us a sophisticated pink - perfect for princesses.

 

The dye concoction (Kashaya) includes 16 other plants:

Withania Somnifera, Paeonia Officinalis, Vinca Major, Ocimum Tenninflorum, Nalpamaram, Azardirchata, Punica granatum, Paconice, Andrographis Paniculata, Asparagus Racemosus, Passiflore Incarnata, Ficushisvida, Emblica Officinalis, Aconitum Aconitum Heterophyllum Wall

Turmeric
(Curcuma Longa)

Native to Southern India, Turmeric has been harvested for more than 5000 years and is revered for its Ayurvedic properties. It has been said that Turmeric harnesses the energy of the Divine Mother and grants prosperity. It is a natural antibiotic, tonic for the skin and lives up to its nickname: the Indian Saffron, due to its deep yellow hues in textile dye.

 

The dye concoction (Kashaya) includes 25 other plants: 

Asparagus Racemosus, Withania Somnifera, Leucas Aspera, Sankhupushpam, Mimosa Pudica, Holostemma, Indian Ginseng, Bacopa Mohnieri,  Zingiber Officinale, Biophytum Sensitivum D.C., Aloe Vera, Sandalum Album, Gloriosa Superba Linn., Pipernigrun, Punica Granatum, Mentha Pipertia, Lavandula Officinalis, Lactuca Virosa, Houttuynia Cordata, Andrographis Paniculata Nees, Eryngium Foetidum Linn., Mimosa Pudica

Vetiver
(CusCus) (Chrysopogon Zizanioides)

A fragrant grass, its use as a scent has been known around the world before the discovery of rose scents. Indian poets have likened its scent to the smell of the monsoon rains that revitalize the earth. The soothing and cooling nature of Vetiver pacifies inflammation and aids a good night sleep. The complex gray hues of our dye hint at its tranquility it promotes.

 

The dye concoction (Kashaya) includes 14 other plants:

Ficus Benghalensis, Aegle Marmelos, Withania Somnifera, Urtica Dioica, Ocimum Tenninflorum, Chrysopogon Zizanioides, Punica Granatum, Inula Racemosa,  Andrographis Paniculata, Asparagus Racemosus, Calophyllum Inophyllum, Ficushisvida, Sandalum Album, Emblica Officinalis, Gmelina Arborea

Coconut Buttons

Made from the shell of coconuts, they are crafted into buttons.

Organic Cotton

Cotton is a plant native to India and is known as the king of textiles - having been the most widely used natural cloth fiber. Our cotton rib fabric is soft and stretchy - perfect for growing babies.