- Washing Instruction
Antama “Organic Blanket Yegoyoxi, Natural Dyes”
Comfortable multipurpose blanket. Used to roll babies in, as a blanket for toddlers, and as a lap blanket for adults. Perfect size for swaddling, nursing, lounging around, and much more.
100 % hand-spun organic and native cotton, originating from Oaxaca and Egypt.
Available in colors: blue-brown, wine-brown, gray-brown.
Carefully selected & Organic Materials for Skin's Health
Often feel suspicious when reading the labels of conventional baby blankets?
Did you doubt the quality and purity of ingredients & worried intensely if they could potentially harm the delicate skin of the littlest family members?
Well, we totally get it… We did too!
That's why the production of this naturally dyed and organic blanket is a project close to our hearts! It is made with the intention to use the best materials available - ever!
The two-sided fabrics are dyed with natural dyes that are intentionally chosen. Our organic cotton is breathable and gets softer all the time with use.
Never feel guilty when wrapping your kids (or yourself!) again.
- 100 % hand spun
- Natural Dyes
- Woven on a pedal loom
- Breathable Material
- Practical multi-talent
- 100 % artisan-made
Approximate measurements: 110 cm x 87 cm
The cotton used is native to the Costa Chica of Oaxaca and Guerrero. It is heritage white and coyuchi cotton (brown color) from 35 small producers from 12 coastal communities of Oaxaca. The farmers participate in a program for ecological production and the increase of biodiversity in their plots.
The gray color is obtained from the acacia trees pods (huizache).
The brown color comes from the oak bark. The bark is collected in the forests of the Sierra Sur. It is very similar to the color of the naturally colored cotton we use called coyuche.
The burgundy color is obtained from cochineal produced in the Oaxaca Valley (Zimatalán). These are mixed with coyuche cotton. Please note: the wine colors leak more in the wash than blue or brown colors.
Indigo - Indigofera Suffruticosa- is a native plant to Mexico. Our indigo dye comes from the Istmo region of Oaxaca and is produced by a family that still preserves the knowledge of the alchemy how to create the plant dye.
More about the textiles:
We purchase the textiles from a project that has the idea to participate in a meaningful, culturally appropriate, sustainable artisanal production that supports rural life through cottage industry.
At present, there are 200 women from the villages and ranches of San Sebastián Rio Hondo who remove with their hands the seeds of cotton brought from the coast, card and spin it, all by hand using spinning wheels in their homes.
Local carpenters reproduce the wheel designed by Gandhi so that each artisan has her own.
There are two types of handicraft fabric applied in the village: Pedal loom and waist loom.
- Wash Separately
- Hand wash/ Delicate Wash
- Water 30 ºC
- Mild neutral Liquid Soap
- Dry in Shade, Flat Dry (please note the possibility of color leaking)
- Iron Damp On Low
- No Bleach, No Tumble Dryer
- Keep natural dyed products out of direct sunlight. When drying outside please dry in a shaded area.
- Please make sure detergent or soap does not come into direct contact with the dyed material. Dissolve in water first.
- Do not use bleach. Some household detergents contain bleach so please check before use.
- Please be careful around acids, most of the dyes can react to acid.
- It is possible some of the dyes will change color when they come in contact with iron or copper while wet.
Handwoven apparel are artisan crafted by hand from start to finish and might change slightly in size or color, contain some weavers knots, pulls or other signs about handwork. The color of naturally dyed textiles is not always equal on the whole fabric but can be darker or lighter in some parts, it can also fade when washed. Each thread dyeing and weaving also creates slightly different piece, so each cloth is unique.