You hear us talking about our 'Plant Dyed Apparel' but what does that actually mean and how on earth does one dye clothing with plants you ask!? I know, it's a buzzy concept and one that I too couldn't quite believe when I first heard about it either. But guess what? This is where it all started! Plants are where the original colours started to come about and how people originally used to 'dye' anything. From their tumeric to charcoal, beetroot to Indigo. People have been organically dying their wares from plants and veges for 100's of years. And we are here to bring it back into mainstream, no chemicals added!
The benefits of dying with natural plant dyes are too many to name. But the obvious ones are the lack of chemicals that are then transferred onto our skin in the process of wearing our clothing day after day. How awesome does it feel to know that that's not happening when you wear our plant-dyed apparel!?
To learn more on how we actually turn a plant into a dye, check out the below video that we filmed at our Indonesian based organic Dye house. Not only do they dye with Organic matter, they use no chemicals in the process and all 'waste water' is fed into the neighbouring farms to irrigate the fruit plantations - how cool is that? In fact, these dyes are so organic and good for you that you can even drink the dye! (Although slightly bitter I might add...)
Here goes, 1 minute to wow your mind in today's short education around plant dyes.
If you're a travel-lover like us (dur - who isn't), then there's a high chance you are already following Brodie from @locationlost over on instagram where she shares her life on the road, living out of her **super stylin** van with her partner Nick & cute pooch Quinn. Based in Western Australia, Brodie & Nick share their incredible adventures, drool-worthy landscapes they get to experience in Aus and share honest conversations about a life lived on the road. It's not all cute shots (and cute outfits)!
Nothing quite beats a delicious Soba Noodle Salad. They're often rare to find out and about but when you find one, with the perfect dressing - Oooh wee it's a jolly good feeling, one you want to bottle up & come back to meal after meal. And so with the emphasis on food & sharing around Christmas, I wanted to do exactly that. Share one of my favourite Soba Noodle Salad recipes so that you too, can relish in these flavours & treat your tastebuds (and others!) this festive season.
Cabbage without Mayo. It's extremely hard to come by but when you find it, oooh weee life is good! If you're one of the 0.2% of the population who also hates Mayonnaise, welcome. If you're still a traditional slaw lover... Stick with me, this delicious, crunchy, fresh Cabbage Salad will have you second guessing how you'll next serve up your crunchy greens!