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Cannabis Botanical Print | 6-Color Hand Blocked | Men's Workwear Shirt

Size: Small
Design Style: Cannabis Plant & Flowers | Hand Block Print

Design Lovers & Cannabis Fans Unite!

This classic men's shirt has a slightly subversive story.  We began by designing the world's first elegant, cannabis botanical design.  Then, we hand block printed it onto 100% cotton (super soft, light, tightly woven) with quality steps like 6-color printing. It feels like a luxurious, traditional block print, but the plant is recognizable to others who are in-the-know. 

The shirt design is a classic men's workwear style with a single pocket, easy fit, double seams and a fresh shape to the shirt tail that looks great tucked or untucked. 

Two versions: The plant and flower design has a denser, all-over design.  The flower design has more of a classic block print take with more white space.  Both versions depict both male and female plants.

Features:

  • 100% softest cotton
  • 6-Color hand block printed
  • Signature cannabis block print design

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    Natural Dyes: A 4,000 year-old river of craft, creativity and culture


    Natural dyes become colorfast with natural mordants that bind the color to textiles, enduringly. This amazingly sophisticated heritage craft is a standard in sustainable fashion.


    The historical center of beautiful textiles is India, which has a textile tradition going back at least 4,000 years on two vectors. One vector is handweaving, which the market valued for sensory qualities of airiness, softness and coolness on the skin. The other is India’s unparalleled command of natural plant dyes, refined pattern designs and sophisticated, sequenced techniques of printing, dyeing and binding color to cloth.

    We crave saturated colors and the kinds of intellectual, poetic and personal storytelling that prints carry. The region's refined color and pattern-imparting technologies, and they really are still that, were key to glorious Mughal court life. Shopping with us means you’ll buy a wonderful product. But, you’ll also step into a 4000 year-old river of craft, creativity and culture.


    What Are Natural Dye Block Prints?

    Hand block printing with natural dyes adds color, texture and pattern durably and sustainably, using only plants, minerals & heritage techniques. There are many ways to block print color and pattern onto textiles but the two main traditions are 1) direct printing on a plain background and 2) resist printing, which preserves the natural cloth color, or allows the design to take toned background colors. Our bandanas use combined techniques.

Kashish is a general term for the gray patterns, and especially Indigo natural dyes (the distinctive blues).  Kashish was the first colorfast dyeing technique that yielded universally craveable color. In Bagru, a traditional center of block printing, locals claim the plants taught them how to use leaves, roots and mordants to create, apply and fix vibrant colors. (Mordants are either from Harda fruit or metallic salts.  Both add color and also bind hues to fabrics enduringly). Our natural dye bandanas use natural Harda.



    Circularity in Craft & Handmade & Communities

    Our block prints are part of a craft guild model that honors deep expertise. In the industrial model, workers do one repetitive job. The craft model of our bandanas is a deeply interconnected and interdependent flow of skills and services where each bandana touches between 15-20 families.  These interdependent families embody legacy know-how. 


    About Our Natural Dye Block Prints

    We work with a third-generation family of natural dye masters on the outskirts of Jaipur in Rajasthan, India. The term “natural dye”, in this case, means exactly that. Specifically, color, craft, pattern and texture come from plants, minerals & heritage make. (We’ll set aside design and block carving to focus on the fascinating color techniques).


    * Iron Black and the gray tones come from raw iron, which is a mineral.

    * Red Madder comes from the roots of Rubia Tinctoria, which produces the red Alizarin dye compound.

    * The beautiful blues come from the leaves of Indigofera Tinctoria. These are soaked in water until there is enough raw dye to scrape into transportable dried indigo cake. The blue dye develops when the dried Indigo ferments in the presence of cane sugar and ash. The pigment takes many days to ferment and stays viable for only a few days. Cotton dipped into fermented indigo appears gray. The distinctive Indigo blue color development is triggered by oxidation (exposure to air). Very deep blues come from repeating the dyeing and oxidation steps.

    * The yellowish color on some of our natural dye prints comes from myrabalan, also called Harda, which is a fruit. Adding Harda changes kashish gray into yellow tones via oxidation.

    * The pigments are rendered colorfast by Harda and other natural materials like lime and ash...plus experience, time, and skill.

    About Our Commercial Dye Block Prints



    * We use original designs unique to us. This means our textile designers capture our vision in lines and colors.  In a process similar to the graphic design color separations, the textile designer puzzles together which colors go on which blocks. The right color printed in the right spot in the right order really matters to a quality look. 


    * When the design’s separations are finished, hereditary carvers step in to chisel designs traced onto teak.  Each block may take up to 15 days to carve, depending on the intricacy of design.  After that the teak blocks soak in mustard oil for a week to cure and stabilize.


    * Block prints are done by eye. Signs of the human hand, even imperfections, are part of the ineffable humanity and beauty of the craft. It takes years to become great, which is why printing is often the family business. 


    * Printers stand before long tables covered with a length of fabric, (about 25 feet).  They dip blocks into color and aim the block toward the right spot.  Printers print with a karate-chop-thump to get good results.


    * The cloth needs to dry between prints (or perhaps dry-wash-dry) for clean, well defined colors.


    * Sewing and finishing come next.


  • Handmade | Blockprint | Natural Dye Product Care


    Handmades are different than commercial products and require a different kind of care for long, luxurious product life. Hand embroidered and beaded products should be spot cleaned. Whenever you need deeper cleaning, use a professional dry cleaner known for gentle, non-toxic methods and materials.

    Handwovens and Natural Dyes

    Handwovens and natural dyes are created pretty much the way they have been made for over 1000 years. As pre-industrial products, they pre-date chemical mordants to affix color. On the making end, handmades and natural dyes are almost perfectly circular and don't pollute or create toxic waste. They are joyful to use because they have living finishes with beauty and soul.

    Natural dyes require traditional care in order to maintain their beauty and longevity. Care Gently spot, hand, or gentle machine wash in cold water. No twisting or wringing. Dry flat for best shape retention. Light iron. Do not bleach. Use an eco-friendly/natural, free from chemicals & as pH neutral as possible. Avoid added fragrances and conditioners. Or, dry clean.

    Caution Keep natural dyes away from anything acidic or alkaline, which can instantly bleach natural dyes. The stay-away list includes citrus, wine, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, calcium, baking soda, etc.

  • Shipping


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