Forest Green - Women's Yoga Shorts - Hand Dyed with True Indigo and Tumeric
“Not many women would practice yoga and those who did wore the 9-yard sari. It was cumbersome to practice in that" - Geeta Iyengar explains how her mother, Ramamani Iyengar, invented the famous ‘Pune pants’.
This is our take on the famous Pune Pants. It is ideal for any type of workout - not just yoga. It is comfortable and easy to lounge, take a stroll to the beach. Pair with any of our T-Shirts, in a matching shade for a put-together look that's still super comfortable. Now comes the best part.
How is it made?
No synthetics, no chemicals, or nasties!
It is all-natural - made with natural fibers - Organic cotton that is comfortable to wear with a soft texture, high absorbency, and quick drying. These natural fibers are infused with the goodness of ayurvedic herbs. Great for your skin and our planet.
The herbal infusion provides therapeutic benefits and a calming effect on your body and mind. The mellow soothing natural colors are derived from a herbal blend made from 20-25 different herbs.
Primary herbs in these shorts include:
True Indigo (Indigofera Tinctoria): Indigofera tinctoria (Neelini Herb or True Indigo) is a plant species from the Fabaceae family that was and
still is one of the natural sources for indigo dye. Aside from being a dye source, Neelini is known for its use to treat spleen and liver disorders, fever, gray hair, rheumatoid arthritis, and other ailments. In Ayurveda, this herb is used mainly as an antidote or as an anti-venom. A primary herb for our shade of blue
Haldi / Turmeric
Among all the medicinal plants, few possess the therapeutic qualities that Turmeric provides. This versatile herb/root has been in use for many centuries in various ayurvedic formulations that can be taken internally or applied externally to treat a myriad of diseases and ailments. The most well-known medicinal action of turmeric is its use as a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.
This unique color on our shorts is the effect of Tie and Dye process.
How to care for the fabric?
These fabrics are treated with a unique natural dyeing process. Over time these colors will evolve adding character to the beauty of the garment.
- Pre-wash before wear. with cold water, separately from other colors.
- Darker shades will migrate during the first 2-3 washes.
- Wash with mild detergent at 30 deg C.
- Hand wash or Gentle Cycle
- Do not bleach or dry clean or use a stain remover.
- Turn it inside out & line dry in shade, away from direct sunlight
Impact of your choice:
- Primarily it promotes wellness and protects, as your skin is wrapped around with ayurvedic herbs which have therapeutic properties.
- A choice that avoids petroleum-based raw materials - synthetic fibers, synthetic dyes, bleaches, mordants, finishing materials. All of these synthetics are contributors to the pollution of land and water bodies.
- The ayurvedic dyeing process is completely manual (no use of electricity). The sediments and water used in the process are used as manure and irrigating the farm at the dye house.
- Support for the cottage industry, which is essential for equitable growth and promoting slow fashion. We work with partners