The Shirley Bandana
Eco-Printed in Italy
Eco-printed with leaves, flowers, and natural dyed, this silk Bandana was handmade in Italy. It is a must-have fashion accessory that can be used as a head or neck wrap. Timeless and practical, it helps change your look easily. The name “bandana” comes from the Hindi word “bandhana”, which means “to tie”, and it’s a cool decoration that has been worn by men and women for ages.
Eco-printing is a technique in which plants, leaves, and flowers leave their shapes, marks, and color on fabric. Plant material bundled inside of cloth is steamed or boiled to release the dye found naturally inside the plant, creating a contact print in the shape of the leaf or flower used. Each piece is unique and one-of-a-kind. Every leaf is placed by hand, creating a distinctive pattern and color palette. Then the fabric, with the plant material inside, is tightly rolled around a pipe or stick. The 'bundles' are tossed into a steamer or a pot of water before it releases the dye out of the plant, coloring the fabric next to the leaf. The colors are revealed as the plant material is lifted from the unwrapped fabric. Garment production follows the natural rhythm of seasons, which is why certain plants, flowers, or a certain color combination may not become available again until the next growing season. Eco-printing requires immaculate attention to detail and everything involved in the process is naturally dyed: silk, wool, cashmere, linen, and cotton.