After many months of spending my spare time testing dye ratios to be able to get desert sage and pink clay back, it's finally happened. I stopped using my old supplier because of inconsistencies with their dyes, but have got it sorted now thankfully - in addition to two new shades that have been in the works for a while - sweet violet and hokey pokey! Next to return is sapphire, and then it's all new from here on. *I've popped some notes on the dye we use down below for those who are curious.
We also reshot all of our product images to show all styles across a range of sizes and body types, which hopefully will make choosing your styles a lot easier. We worked with some lovely models and friends and a generally fabulous time, and I'm super happy with how everything turned out. Three out of six of the models needed some custom sizing done, so if you have a similar body type or you would just like to talk about customisation please get in touch with us. Also a reminder that we offer maternity clips for those that are breastfeeding, and we're always happy to have a chat about any changes you would like to make. We've made some pretty cool custom pieces and we enjoy a challenge ;)
Getting these things accomplished feels SO good and I'm super excited to move onto the next steps on the to-do list! That's it for now, beautiful people. Thanks for reading <3*Dye notes: the dye we use is called fibre reactive dye. It's the most environmentally friendly way to dye small batches of fabric, and requires very little water and no harsh chemicals to do so. It works by using salt to help the dye enter the fabric and then by changing the PH of the water to fix the dye to the fabric. All of this is done with a room temperature dye bath. Unlike with plant dyes there is no need to use heavy mordants (like alum or iron, to fix the dye which is not great for the dyer or the environment, as mordants can be toxic and are not sustainable) and there is no need to boil the dye bath for hours on end. All of this makes fibre reactive dyes the eco choice in our eyes. Unfortunately they aren't perfect and are petroleum based, but they are non toxic and safe and use far less resources overall. Hopefully as time goes on some clever cookies out there will develop more earth friendly alternatives. In the meantime you can rest assured that our dye processes are friendly to the environment, the person doing the dyeing, and to the person who will be wearing the garment - you <3