Eco-printed with silver dollar leaves, this scarf has a delicate yet graphic print in the gorgeous orange tones given by the silver dollar leaf. Made in Wairarapa from delicate silk georgette, this is an elegant addition to any wardrobe.
65cm x 190cm (approx.)
Eco-printing is a method of transferring the natural shape, patterns and pigments of leaves onto fabrics using natural mordants and assists. It relies on the alchemy of nature rather than chemical inks. I gather the leaves from my own garden and local area before throughtfully and carefullyplacing them onto fabric to create unique prints. Each piece of fabric I create is as unique as the plants I gather the leaves from - no two pieces are exactly the same.
Luxuriously smooth and naturally hypoallergenic, silk is gentle to wear. A natural insulator, silk helps to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter.
Silk requires less processing to print and dye than plant-based fibres so uses less water and generates less waste than other fibres. It is also pesticide free and completely biodegradable.
Each piece I make is designed, naturally dyed (and/or printed) and made from ethically sourced fabrics, in Wairarapa, NZ. I use fabric off-cuts to make smaller items or for packaging, where possible.
Each piece I make is carefully wrapped and sent in a biodegradable post bag.