FAQ and Wash Care

What are natural dyes?

Natural dyes are fruits, plants or roots, most often crushed into powder, that are used to dye fabrics or yarns. Synthesised elements are not used in natural dyeing. Neither is any harmful chemical, only elements found in nature.

Why natural dyes?

Please go have a look here.

Will the colour fade?

When dyeing naturally, without using any chemical fixing agent, colour will fade or evolve overtime. We actually believe it adds to the aesthetics of the garment.

How fast?

If used once in two weeks and washed properly you might not see any real change in the colour before a year or so. But if you use your naturally dyed garments twice a week and wash it roughly (like we do with ours) you will see the colour either slightly fade or change in certain parts of the garment.
We’re actually fond of that. We believe our tees look much better once they have been sufficiently worn and washed to show signs that they’ve been used.

How to take proper care of my natural dyes clothes?

We recommend you hand wash them for the first 3 washes. Then after you can machine wash at 40 degrees celsius. Use only mild detergent, none of that harsh chemical stuff. Iron inside out with a steam iron on low heat, finally line dry in the shade. Do not dry in harsh sun.

Beware of the lemon!

Pure lemon juice acts as a bleaching agent on all clothes dyed with Alum as mordant. And we use Alum in all our colours except Indigo. So if you are wearing one of our Yellow Myrobalan shirts, a Madder Red tee shirt or even an Iron Black chino, beware of the lemon. A drop of lemon will result in an immediate light spot. Please use an apron before cutting lemons.

How can I manage to return an item to India?

It might seem complicated, and to be honest they’re are easier things to do in life. But do not worry, we’re here, and we’ll help you.

What are body measurements and garment measurements?

Before buying a garment online you need to know two things. Whether it is your size and how it will fit you.
Body measurements measure the body recommended for a particular size whereas garment measurement are the exact dimensions of the garment.
When choosing a shirt for instance, you should look at body measurement to make sure the S size will fit your shoulders, or that the total length is sufficient. But to know how tight the shirt will be on your body you need to look at the garment measurements and compare them with your old shirts or your own body’s measurement to understand how the shirt will fall on you.