Blue Tides using natural dyes using Mayan Indigo Details:
A. Embroidered Bad Habits London
B. Metal Cord Ends
C. Classic Fit
Colour: Blue Tides
Material: 100% Organic Bamboo Silk
Design, sourced & handmade in UK. (ships from UK)
Our products are handmade and individually unique as each one has its very own birthmark. Every piece is naturally hand-dyed using natural extracts from Planet Earth, so depending on harvest and season, imperfections and colour variations will appear, it is normal and expected. This picture is a representation of the final piece, some colours may end up tonally different. Since each item goes through the dyeing process, there may be an earthy smell, and when new, you may experience crocking and rubbing off. Please make sure you are comfortable with this before ordering.
It starts here with Bad Habits. The goal is to provide the most ethical way of living. The brand's approach is to design meaningful pieces that impact the world. The biggest take on this is working to improve both the environment and your way of thinking. Ultimately, the road of bad habits is positivity... living in a world where clothes don't define you but make you feel and look good. Every piece is custom dyed with care and emotions. Only limited quantities are produced, as exclusivity is the key to minimizing the waste. All materials and trims are eco-friendly, and the dyes are natural extracts from planet Earth itself. Live in your piece, and learn that your body and identity don't define who you are. You are perfect, just being your natural self.
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THE NATURAL DYES
The dyes are natural, organic and skin friendly.
Cutch produces the most illustrious golden browns and warm fawns. Cutch is historically derived from the heart of a cutch tree located in Asia. This dye creates the colour KHAK (khaki), an Indian word for dust, earth, and ashes.
Fustic is a tree found in the forest of Brazil and the West Indies. This dye produces the warmest yellows straight from the heartwood of the tree. Combined with other dyes, it produces a nice range.
- Gallnut mixed with Iron
Gallnut is found in an Oak tree, it produces Oak Galls- a defence against insects which lay their eggs in punctures they make on weaker branches. Once harden, the tannin rich gum from the tree becomes gallnuts. Naturally this dye produces darker colours such as greys and black but with Iron it saddens the colour even more with a darker effect.
- Logwood mixed with Iron
Logwood is a tree found in the beautiful forests of Central America. Dyeing with Logwood is so fun and easy, a small amount goes a long way. We decided to mix it with Iron to give it a darker feel and improve the lightfastness.
This is a copper compound extracted from stinging nettles. This dye is very strong and also takes a small amount to produce the most amazing range of greens.
Lac can be found in Asia as the dye is extracted from scale insects. This dye has been used for hundreds of years producing soft ranges of reds.