FALL 2018 Souvenir Marigold Brief
My personal favorite underwear: marigold dyed.
Moving into harvest time, we are metaphorically dropping our leaves: parts of us are lain bare as the veil between worlds grows thin. While we grow anew and blossom outward throughout Spring and Summer, Harvest represents the turning: releasing that which no longer serves us, we listen to what is singing from within: the messages whispered from our ancestors, from our hearts because it is this which sustains us through Winter. In Mexico, marigold flowers are called El Cempasuchil, or flor de muertos (flower of the dead), as they have a special association with Dia de los Muertos and the altars made to honor those on the other side. These beautiful golden blossoms come into full bloom during this turn toward darker months, offering an opportunity to carry the sun with us: whether through ancestor offerings, dye work, or dried garlands in our homes. The Souvenir collection honors the passing of each season with a rotating offering, infused with botanical dye.
Dyed with fresh Marigold blossoms from Sonoma County, California. Cotton-lycra cloth is Organic and made in the USA. Patterned, Sewn, dyed, and finished in house by Rachel Blodgett with help from Sarah Von Sternberg.
Please note: this batch will be made with a slightly different style of elastic.
G A R M E N T C A R E: Natural dyes are sensitive to shifts in PH- please do not bleach. For best results, hand wash and store out of direct sunlight when not in use. Expect color to shift over time, in response to the natural minerals in your wash water. This is living botanical color. These pieces are durable and CAN be machine washed and dried if you wish; just be aware that chemical soaps may have an unpredictable affect on the natural dyes, and it is best to wash all delicates in a mesh lingerie bag.
Each pair made to order- please consult the sizing matrix to select your size, and include as a note with your order or send by email. If you fall outside the listed matrix, please include your custom measurements and we will create a custom size for youat no extra charge. Allow up to 6 weeks for delivery.