Cutch & Indidgo Cotton Shorts
Dyed with Cutch & Indigo, reduced with iron
We originally dyed these shorts with Cutch to give them a tannin rich base before overdyeing with indigo. This widely known and cherished plant dye is absolutely one of our favorites to work with. Indigo is a vat dye, and must be reduced to a water soluble format in order to be applied and chemically bound to fibers. When taken care of and nourished, indigo vats can be used repeatedly for decades. The dye process is time intensive, an always evolving learning process, and a true gift of blue to the plant dye community.
Condition: Good vintage condition
Best Fit: Small
Waist: 13 1/4" flat
Care Instructions: Due to the nature of plant dyes, color may fade over time. In many cases, the fades and color shifts adds to the beauty and history of these garments. Please wash on cold with similar colors. For garments dyed with indigo, wash separately the first two wash cycles as indigo may bleed more than other plant dyes. Lay garments flat to dry, and do not lay in direct sun. PH neutral detergent is best, we recommend 7th generation as both a detergent and fabric softener.
All Rooted Botanics pieces are hand dyed, vintage, & pre-loved. As such, there may be some variation in color throughout, making each piece unique and beautiful in it's own way. Any major spotting or garment defects will be noted or photographed.
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