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Botanic dye scarves are individually created as a reflection of the Australian environment using natural textiles... silk & wool.
The natural-dyeing & botanic printing process is one of immersion in nature, beginning with a quiet wander while collecting windfall eucalyptus leaves & mixed Australian flora. These combine with textile to produce a unique piece of wearable art. Scarves may have a few permanent creases and quirks (along with some amazing colours and prints!) due to the dyeing process.
The natural dyes are non-toxic and environmentally friendly, with the waste leaves composted on site.
Silk: Gently hand wash using mild pH neutral soap (eg olive oil soap or wool wash). While rinsing, you can add a tablespoon of white vinegar to the water to neutralize alkali traces and to dissolve soap residue. Or, add a little hair conditioner to the rinse water if you prefer an extra silky feel. Silk loses strength when wet ~ treat with care when washing & drying. Colours can change in stronger detergents, & may fade over time with normal wear. Dry in shade. If desired iron on dry silk setting.
Wool: Gently hand wash in cool/warm water with a mild wool wash or pH neutral detergent. Let it sit for 5-10 mins then swish through the water. (high temperatures, twisting and wringing can damage the fibres). Drain and rinse. To dry, roll the shawl in a towel and press to remove excess water. Then lay the shawl flat on a fresh towel or drying rack to dry. Iron on wool setting if desired.
Choosing to purchase your scarf in a gift box is optional. The gift boxes are made from 100% recycled paper card and are available in a natural tone. If you'd like this you can add it at checkout. There's a drop down menu under shipping. Please note adding a gift box increases the postage cost from $5.00 to $10.00 within Australia, and includes postal tracking.
Bread Bags are made using natural textiles; hemp/cotton, linen/cotton, or cotton. All ties and thread are cotton. 100% plastic free product.
Prices & Postage
All prices are listed in Australian dollars and all charges will be processed in Australian dollars.
I use Australia Post Tough Bags (made from tough Kraft paper) for all shipping. I prefer to use Automatic tracking with all posted items for security; it means that if your parcel goes missing we can track it down, and if you provide your phone number at purchase you will be notified when delivery is imminent. Alternately you can enter your tracking number into the Australia Post site for transit information.
Tracking is included with the $10.00 postage option (with a gift box).
Please note that if you choose the $5.00 postage option there is no tracking available.
You can choose from these options at checkout. Delivery is usually within 3-7 days. If you need your parcel sooner you can select the express post plastic satchel ($12) from the drop down menu on checkout.
If you are purchasing a single card, choose 'card only' option at checkout ($1.50)
For locations outside Australia standard postage is approximately $26, which includes tracking, and delivery time is dependant on location. Please contact me for exact postage to your location.
Paypal is my preferred method of payment. You can use Paypal without having an account – credit and debit cards are accepted for one-off users.
Contact me via email on the contact me form if you'd prefer to use direct bank transfer. Please be aware that any additional charges (taxes and custom fees) incurred at your end are not included in your purchase price.
I will not retain or use any personal data collected through sales except to post items
I hope you love your scarf... but if you're not satisfied with your purchase please email me within 3 days of receipt to request a refund. I'm happy to accept your return within 7 days of your receipt of such. Purchase costs will be credited back via your payment method when the item is returned to me in the same new condition as it was posted, but the refund does not include shipping costs.
Annai Silk © 2019