LOVE Chemise and Short Set
This garment will end your dependency on fast fashion and deepen your dedication and commitment to your own natural health. Designed for service, this “blue collar” natural indigo-dyed chemise features wide straps and double drawstrings at décolletage and belly button. The shorts aspire to be your “go to” for easing up, kicking back. Indulged with lace, infused with magnesium, the stuff of devotion. Cherish it.
- square neckline and wide straps grace a French styled top, with delicate front drawstring for adjustable length
- loose-fitting boxers have elastic and drawstring waist
- made by hand from certified sustainable Lenzing TENCEL® (eucalyptus) fabric with 8% Spandex
- small-batch dyed with home-grown indigo leaves
- infused with magnesium for improved metabolic functioning of the body
- 125 mL Re-Infusing Spray and 100 mL Whipped Soap included
- This style also available in white (PURITY).
Please note that products are hand-dyed with plants and the tone may vary slightly based on the batch, and over time. Hand wash using Re-infusing Whipped Soap (included) for best results. Re-infuse anytime!
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.