LOVE chemise and short
A chemise and short combination in real indigo, infused with magnesium. Wear your spa.
Hand sewn by Anna Luckai with attention to details such as shirring at top and bottom lace edges and shorts with elastic plus drawstring waist.
Made from certified Lenzing Tencel® (eucalyptus from FSC managed forests) with 8% spandex.
Hand dyed in small batches with indigo and minimal chemicals.
Comes with 100 ml each of Re-infusing Spray and Whipped Soap (your choice of infusion).
See below for size specifications.
How much do you know about the most famous of all dyes? Are you aware that chemists reproduced this natural fermented leaf dye exactly, and this is what has been used to dye jeans for nearly 150 years? Indigotin, the pigment which can be extracted from indigo leaves, is not water soluble. A reducing agent (such as a fermenting fruit) must be used to extract the air from the natural dye, and then an alkaline environment introduced before the indigo will release its magic. I use a mixture of natural indigo from Maiwa and my own indigo leaves, and then I add Thiox (thiourea dioxide) in as little amounts as I can to reduce the vat. My indigo vat has its own mind, I think. Each time I dye, I feel the need to sing to it to summon the magic. I enjoy doing workshops with this dye. Email me if you are interested.
Magnesium chloride is the compound you find in magnesium supplements. It is the organizing atom in chlorophyll, allowing the conversion of sunlight to energy in plants. As such, it is one of the central building blocks of life on earth. In the human body, magnesium is present in over 300 of our systems, and is easily absorbed by our largest organ, the skin. When you bathe in mineral spas or soak in seawater, you are absorbing magnesium. Its benefits, too numerous to mention, include calming the nerves and muscles of the body. Here is a link to find out more.