Golden hues, liquid texture and timeless luster. Our Artisan-made plant-dyed silk sheets are a sensorial invitation to unwind and savour the beauty of simple moments of stillness. Ethically crafted from finest-grade Habotai silk, a hypoallergenic, breathable, nourishingly soft, antimicrobial natural fabric, each sheet is also toxin-free because lovingly dyed with flower petals. This makes them kind to your skin, kind to the hands that craft them, and kind to the planet. These precious sheets have been selected by ethical self-care brand La-Eva for their signature luxury spa treatments.
Kind to your skin
Ayurveda, traditional Eastern medicine, tell us that our skin has incredible absorbent abilities. This means that what we put on or close to our skin is transported directly into our innermost systems, making our clothes a primary source of harm or healing. Our botanical silks are hand-dyed in Mumbai using hibiscus flowers and marigold petals collected from the local Hindu temples, and even the mordant used to extract and fix the pigment to the fabric are from natural origins. As such, you can be sure that no harmful chemicals but only the most gentle natural compounds from the Earth come in contact to your skin.
Kind to our Artisans
Beyond safe and respectful working conditions, our Artisans’ health is also safeguarded by our commitment to use ingredients and techniques which are planet-friendly and kind to humans. These sheets are designed and created in partnership with FairKonnect, a socially responsible, female-led FairTrade certified company based in Bangalore and plant-dyed in a home-based unit in Maharashrea, Mumbai.
Kind to the planet
Every piece in this collection is dyed through a zero-waste process with hibiscus and Marigold petals collected from the local temples, where this sun-hued flower is used as an offering. This is the most Earth-friendly dyeing method because the dyes originate from Nature, no polluting effluent are generated at any stage of this process, and both ingredients and final products are completely biodegradable. Furthermore, in line with our responsible production principles, we only produce a limited quantity of pieces to avoid overstocking.
How are our sheets made
Hibiscus flowers and marigold petals are hand-gathered from the local temples and brought to our partner’s home-based facilities. There, the silk material is scoured to with a biodegradable soap to remove any traces of dirt, wax, dust and coatings. The Habotai silk is then layed out and the petals are sprinkled onto the fabric. The sheets are carefully rolled into bundles and hand-steamed over heated pots of water to extract the plant’s natural pigments. To bind the dye to the material a natural mordent (potassium or aluminium sulphate) is used to act as a bond between the fibre and the dyestuff. Once the fabric has been thoroughly steamed, the sheet is slowly rolled out and the petals removed.
Please be sure to look after natural dyed silks by hand washing with lukewarm water with a PH neutral gentle soap and air dry. Do not machine wash or tumble dry or use normal soaps or detergents as this can affect the colours.