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Bralette Limited Edition Mineral Rust Dye

$ 52.00
Select my color — Mineral Rust Dye

Made in USA

Organic Cotton

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Ultra Comfortable

Teresa is the owner of Texture Clothing, in Bellingham, WA. Texture was born out of the desire to create clothing that fit bodies with curves, align with her eco-friendly and intentional values, and create one-of-a-kind clothing using various dye techniques. In our collaboration with Teresa, she used a mineral dye method with iron rust. Iron rust creates colors that blend well together and create interesting patterns. It adheres to cloth well and doesn’t fade out like other natural dyes. During this collaboration, Teresa was able to expand her comfort zone by working with a larger quantity of garments. You can find her own small batch work here. 

A little about the process of mineral dying with iron rust: First, the garments are scoured (washed) to get rid of any residue from the knitting process. Then, they are soaked in a both of rusty water and hung to dry. After being completely dry, the garments are then wrapped with metal wire (iron) in various sections. Then each item was sprayed with tannin in the form of black tea. They sat for a week, allowing the rust to take action, spraying them with tannin in places where the rust wasn’t forming. Finally, each garment was untied and washed for a final time. 

 

We recommend washing your dyed items with like-colors for the first few washes, then as normal.

No exchanges or returns on limited edition pairs. Please message us with any questions about fit if this is your first pair of Thunderpants! 

Constructed with the same Organic Cotton/Spandex as the Thunderpants, this bralette is super comfy. There is a piece of elastic sewn into the binding for extra support below the bust. It feels supportive and solid, without feeling constraining or too bra-like.

Thunderpants 90% organic cotton/10% spandex fabric is sturdy, very stretchy, and has great retention to give our garments just enough stretch and bounce back. It helps the undies to stay up and on, and the other garments to keep their shape without sagging or bagging. We use the same soft organic cotton blend to cut our binding into a wide strip instead of using elastic so their is never any irritating elastic against your skin. All the garments are made locally and lovingly in Portland, OR.

Make sure to wash these alone or with like colors for the first few washes (don't wash them with whites right away!). The dyeing process does leave a faint scent, this is not scented detergent, we only use un-scented when washing before and after dyeing. The smell of the dyeing process will fade over time.

To preserve the vibrant colors and life of the fabric we suggest you do not soak or bleach your Thunderpants items. Use a gentle detergent in a cold machine wash and dry your Thunderpants on the line (they will survive drying on low, but may fade a bit and cut down slightly on longevity). If you do wash warm or dry, make sure not to use too much heat as heat will break down the spandex! 

Bralette Limited Edition Mineral Rust Dye

$ 52.00