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Sakura Blossom Dye





We use non-toxic natural dyes made from food waste, plants, fruits and vegetables to achieve the richly toned hues of our Botanical dye t-shirts. This pink t-shirt is colored with Japanese sakura cherry blossoms.







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IT ALL BEGAN WITH A CUP OF SPECIAL SAKURA TEA

Adored by our Pangaia collective, Sakura tea became the start of our investigative journey into this botanical dye, favouring the type of tea that is made from pickled Sakura blossoms we began to wonder, could Sakura be used as a natural dye?

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CHERRY BLOSSOM SEASON

Have you ever caught the cherry blossom season in Japan? It’s a pink fantasyland that must be seen. They call it the Springtime Sakura Fubuki (cherry blossom blizzard).

The trees, air and ground are transformed by pink Sakura petals. From scent to milkshakes, there’s a demand for Sakura products in Japan and around the globe. However, where there’s industry, there’s usually waste. This is where the story of our Sakura botanical dye T-shirt starts.

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THE UNUSED PETALS INSPIRED US

Collected from tea manufacturers in nearby Nagoya, now the unwanted petals are sent to the lab to be made into our Sakura dye.

This new technology works to regenerate the blossoms, repurpose them and provide a second life. Only petals which have already fallen from the branches are used, and none of the trees are cut or harmed in the process.

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THE SAKURA DYE GIVES OUR ORGANIC COTTON TEES THIS PASTEL PINK HUE

Made in Japan these lightweight tees are non-harmful to the environment.