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Size EU US AU JP

XS

34

0-2

8

100

S

36

4

10

120

M

38

6

12

140

L

40-41

8

14-16

160

XL

42

10

16-18

180

Silk long sleeve tee - Wild Silk Jersey

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Product Details

Wild silk jersey longsleeve tee
Crewneck
Runs small, consider sizing up

100% Silk
Made in Turkey
Naturally dyed

Model wears a size S

Naturally dyed with mulberry, acacia and kareel – due to the nature of dye method color may vary

Mulberry leaves (morus alba) are used to extract chlorophyll for dyeing. Mulberry trees are fast growing and grow in the Mediterranean and Asia. The resulting dyes are muted shades of yellow and green. Mulberry leaves are mainly cultivated to feed silkworms. Leaves are also used for tea and the fruit is eaten.

The acacia tree (Acacia mearnsii), also known as black wattle, is a fast-growing flowering evergreen tree rich in tannins. It is used as both a dye and a mordant. The dye dissolves easily in water. The resulting colors are shades of brown, gray and black when combined with iron.

The dye kareel (Terminalia chebula) comes from the myrobalan fruit and provides a natural mordant for textiles. The resulting colour when used for dyeing is yellow, which is one of the most common colours of natural dyes. Because of its high tannin content, it can also be used to create green and black dye when paired with iron. Kareel has medicinal uses including antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. The fruit also plays an important role in Ayurvedic medicine.

Material

Wild silk
Origin: China
Certificates: Oeko-Tex

 

  • Wild silk is made by silkworms. As the name of the fabric suggests, the silkworms live in the wild. Wild silkworms feed on and live in trees.
  • Wild silk is a lot more textured than regular silk.
  • Due to its short fiber length, wild silk is more comparable to wool.
  • It has the same positive attributes as silk (see above).
  • The process of making wild silk is also known as non-violent, which is when the silk is processed without killing the silkworm. For around 30 days the silkworm grows and munches on tree leaves until it reaches its final size. It then starts to spin its cocoon, which takes another 15 days. Once the moth leaves its cocoon, the silk is collected and processed into yarn.

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Care

We recommend a cold wash on a gentle cycle using natural detergent and hang drying for all our products. Hand washing is always a good option too. If you are not separating delicates, use a laundry bag to protect the fabric from getting damaged.

To reduce washes, we recommend airing or freezing your garments and spot cleaning whenever you have a stain. Airing helps in getting rid of the odour and you can do this by leaving your clothing outside overnight. Freezing gets rid of smell, mildew, and moths and is effective when done for 6-12 hours.

Find more of our guidance for care here.

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