Our linen scrunchies in Morado claro are made using 100% linen, and then naturally dyed with organic turmeric and minerals. We use linen to make our scrunchies because linen is naturally one of the most sustainable fabrics and is also biodegradable. Linen is also breathable and durable. They are perfect to pull up your hair or wear on your wrist. They measure 5 inches wide.
About our materials and methods: Cochineal is an ancient natural dye that originated in Mexico and South America. Due to colonization in the 16th century, cochineal was stolen and brought over to Europe. It then became as valuable as gold and was used as a method of trade. Deep reds and purples were very hard to create and were only available to the very wealthy. Fun Fact* The iconic red coats of the British army were originally dyed with cochineal! Prior to that, the deep reds and purples were extracted by killing thousands of shell fish, whereas, cochineal provides a very rich color using only a a couple of ground ounces, making it a very sustainable dye.
Cochineal is a scale insect that infests the prickly pear cactus. We then ground the insect to make a fine poder. Our cochineal is fairtrade and responsibly wild gathered by indigeneous people in the mountains of Peru. We care about how our materials are sourced.
Care: Our materials are handwashed several times in hypoallergenic clear soap, hung dry and then steamed before packaging. Your scrunchie can be hand washed with cold water and mild soap then hung dry. Warm iron if needed on the linen setting.