Peony Top - One of a Kind Naturally Dyed Upcycled Cotton/Linen Size XL #PEO5
Cochineal, well-known for its vibrant pink dye colour, is an insect shell widely used for natural dyeing. Lac is another dye derived from insect resin, a wonderful sticky material that creates a rich magenta/red/purple hue.
The process includes scouring the fabric, followed by the addition of a tannin, and finally, it gets mordanted. This three-step pre-treatment ensures that the natural dye will hold onto the fabric and that we will achieve the most vibrant colours from the dyed materials. Once the fabric is treated, the onion skins are added in a process called eco-bundle dyeing, which involves scrunching and then steaming the fabric with the onion skins inside. Once the dyeing is complete, fabric is rinsed and hung to dry.
Bust approx 46” + pleats
collar edge to cuff 6.5”
hem length from shoulder 22.5”
Handwash cold and hang to dry
Note that this made with preloved materials. It may not be 100% perfect, but it’s been selected for its quality and beauty. Also, It’s been washed and any issues of note have been mentioned in the listing.