Monsoon Blooms | Aruyvedic Intimates

September 28, 2018

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MONSOON BLOOMS AYURVEDIC INTIMATES Medicinally plant dyed by hand according to the wisdom of Ayurveda. Monsoon Blooms are small batch aruyvedic intimates are made to order. Made with 100% Fairtrade organic cotton using 100% natural plant dyes at a small dye-house set in the southern forests of Kerala India. Created according to the wisdom of Ayurveda. With a 7000-year old history, India’s ancient Ayurvedic medicine is a trusted science of the mind, body as well as the spirit which gives much honour to the power of plants. Each of Monsoon Blooms natural colors are created using somewhere between 25 and 50 carefully chosen herbs, plants, flowers, roots and barks. The cruelty free dye baths (consisting of no squished insects – a common ingredient in most natural dyes) are boiled at a controlled temperature before being filtered, dried and softened with all natural ingredients like coconut oil, then left in the dark to fixate. In Sanskrit, the Hindu language of worship, this process of fabric dyeing is referred to as ‘ayurvastra’, loosely translating to healthy clothing. Like most Ayurvedic practices, it aims to restore the body’s natural equilibrium. Monsoon Bloom uses healing plants such as Aloe Vera, Turmeric, Holy Basil, Neem, Fernugreek, Sappanwood. Monsoon Blooms has built the company around the use of organic cotton farming, natural plant dyeing and ethical manufacturing – specifically in the context of India. If you’re a little intrigued by the topic, you can view the companies resource list HERE. If you want to dive deeper – you can also view the complete farm to front door journey of Monsoon Blooms underwear HERE. Monsoon Blooms pays their crafters precisely 314% more than the required pay by law.  The team operates from a cottage in South Kerala, surrounded by palm trees and a short walk from the Arabian Sea. It’s a home they rented specifically for Monsoon Blooms; a place for their team to call their own. • Our bodies are capable of soaking up the toxic chemicals on non-organic clothes Your skin is your body’s largest organ, capable of soaking up much of what it comes into contact with, including any chemicals sitting within your clothes. Chemicals absorbed by the skin bypass the liver, the organ in charge of filtering toxins, meaning they are left to float in the body and, worst of all, interact with other chemicals – the harm of which cannot be measured. Photographed by Katherine Bliss Wearing Monsoon Blooms