Crafted in Japan using the Botanical Dye method, this elegant dress has been made from using navy dye, to create a green/black finished look. Made from tencel (made from wood pulp) and ramie (made from nettles), its a beautifully eco-friendly alternative to silk. We love the green colour coming through on the gathered cross-over neckline. Includes a black cotton slip which is worn underneath to create more depth. An elasticated high waistline makes the dress easy to get on and off and a self coloured belt can be tied wherever the wearer wishes. 3/4 length sleeves add a feminine touch.
Botanical Dye Method, also known as Log Wood Dye
Logwood has been appreciated by Native Americans, the Maya as a "sacred tree that brings light". This dye technique has been used on various occasions including the coat of Napoleon, peacoat for Royal Navies, robes for monks, black keys on piano, and Gibson guitars to name a few.
The logwood us known as the dye with all hues. In fact, it can create many colours depending on how it is applied. Of the many possibilities of logwood dye techniques, we would like to present a sophisticated navy in our collection.
Model is 5'6", size 10-12 and wears a size 36 (UK10).
Composition: 54% Tencel 46% Ramie. Lining: 100% Cotton
Washing: Dry Clean Only.