Due to the handmade process slight differences in color and texture are to be expected and highly celebrated.
How to wash your BBCP to preserve the texture and colors of the textile.
- Always use cold water and delicate cycle. avoid hot temperatures.
- Hand washing is preferable, but machine washing works, too, turn your garment inside-out
- Natural dyes color bleed more easily than synthetic dyes, so be sure to wash with like colors
- We recommend washing with a gentle, natural soap and avoiding any soaps containing harsh chemicals. Do not use bleach or detergents containing bleach.
- Natural dyes modified with iron ( Alum Ferrous) are very sensitive to acidic content such lemon juice or vinegar and also body sweat with acidic nature, when exposed could cause temporary or permanent discoloration in the textile. Dye descriptions are available in each shop product.
- Air dry when possible, avoiding direct sunlight. If you must use the dryer, we recommend the lowest heat setting possible.
- We love the slightly wrinkled texture of cotton, but if you prefer a smoother look use a steamer instead of ironing. You can also hang your caftan in the bathroom as you shower, allowing the steam to smooth wrinkles away.
How to compost your caftan once it’s reached the end:
We hope that you will mend your BBCP if it gets torn and find creative solutions for dealing with stains such as over-dyeing in darker tones or a creative embroidery, If you find yourself falling out of love with your BBCP, the most environmentally friendly thing to do is pass it on to someone else who will give it a new life. But if your BBCP piece is truly at the end of its life you can compost it in the backyard and watch as it returns to the soil
It took Zahra 4 month to fully biodegrade inside of her home plant pots
Our Coon Caftans are made with natural materials and processes, including sewing threads. That means the whole thing can be composted. But Keep in eye on other items such as Cocoon pants and remember to remove non biodegradable trims such the waist elastic before proceeding.
- Cut the garment into long strips, about two inches wide. Then cut those strips into small squares, about 2-3 inches.
- Collect your squares and mix them with potting soil; 2 parts soil to 1 part fabric and mix well. If you have a compost bin or pile at home, you can also just toss the fabric squares straight in there.
- If you’re planting with your caftan, add the fabric and soil mixture to a pot (or in the ground), then pop your plant inside! The cotton will help retain moisture in the soil and keep your plants from drying out. Add another layer of soil on top and press the plants firmly into the soil. Then add water and watch your plants grow.