about adb botanical color.
a_db botanical color is a botanically dyed product line. The colors we make are seasonal and unique and made with a slow and deliberate process.
No two items are alike, each is like a mini-painting! When shopping our line know that each piece is hand-dyed and one-of-a-kind, the colors and patterns on our site are an example of colorways.
The permanent color is produced with botanicals including home-grown flowers, barks, bugs, indigo, and other plant-based extracts. Natural dyes are better for the environment and our bodies, which can absorb the harmful compounds found in chemically dyed fabric. Textiles and garments dyed with a_db botanical color are meant to be close to your skin.
NATURAL DYED GARMENT GENERAL CARE
Fabric dyed with botanicals is free of toxins and harsh chemicals that can pollute the environment and irritate the skin. The beauty of natural dyes is they are a living color but they do need a little extra care to maintain. Natural dyes are pH sensitive and sensitive to extreme prolonged sun exposure.
Like a beloved pair of jeans, natural dye will fade overtime. This cycle is part of the beauty of this ancient medium and I hope you will embrace the variations that occur. Following these tips will prolong the life of your garment, which was created with slow and deliberate care.
Do not wash often.
Wash in cold water with delicate cycle or hand-wash.
Use a gentle or pH-neutral detergent such as Eucalan, Woolite, or Orvus Paste that does not contain baking soda --that will shift colors.
Dry away from the sun. Wash items alone or with like colors.
I recommend following the general care rules. All a_db botanical products have been garment washed and treated, but indigo continues to release after the first half dozen washes—like new denim! Avoid rubbing on light colored fabrics and wash with like colors or alone.