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No longer just ingredients for herbal remedies, Turmeric Root, Madder Root and Indigo Leaf lend their pop of color to these lightweight cotton earrings.
Handwoven cotton yarn is plant-dyed in small batches before it is carefully twisted and knotted into a hoop to make just 20 of these earrings each time.
Size: Between 5cm - 6cm in length from the top of the metal back. Between 3cm - 3.5cm in width.
Material: Naturally dyed cotton body and silver plated earring backs.
Care: Gently soak in cool water using a ph neutral eco washing soap. Use a tea towel or old cloth to remove excess water. Don’t use stain remover or harsh chemicals. Dry flat and store out of direct sunlight to preserve the colour.
Located in the lush tea growing regions of the central highlands of Sri Lanka, Amma (“mother” in Sinhala and Tamil) is famous for their naturally dyed cotton fabrics. Amma challenges the established norms of the fast fashion industry by developing new methods of rural, carbon-neutral textile production & reimagines traditional industries to meet modern needs.
Amma also serves as a social enterprise that provides women with flexible, fairly paid employment within the communities they live in. This allows them - mostly mothers from female-headed households - to remain with their families without having to migrate to the Middle East like many other women in their communities have to out of economic necessity. More...