ABOUT YOUR GARMENT
Chrysalis Clothing is committed to producing the highest quality natural fibre garments of their kind available on the planet. Big call – we rise to the challenge.
FROM A CELLULAR LEVEL
Our fibres are made from cellulose extracted from plants. This process is called rayon. These natural fibres are then knitted here in Australia, to our exact formula. This ensures the highest possible quality combination of softness and strength.
MADE WITH LOVE
Our garments are professionally cut and sewn by a wonderful collective of local women. In our home studio, situated in the Byron Bay Hinterland Australia, we then individually hand dye each garment with care and love creating the most original, vibrant, high quality garments possible with you in mind.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR SACRED GARMENT
• The use of washing or drying machines will reduce the life of your garment
• We recommend a gentle separate cold, or luke warmwater hand wash using a natural, non bleach based, environmentally friendly detergent.
• Remove any knots before washing.
• Although the color in our garments are set using extreme temperatures and salts, excess dye may rinse out in the first few washes.
• For this reason it is important that you hand wash separately and do not soak. We recommend the use of a non bleach base detergent as bleach will lighten your garment, and may make the natural range white.
• Hand rinse and squeeze out excess water.
• As there is nothing synthetic in our knitted fabrics, you simply pull your garment lengthways when damp to return it to its original shape.
DRYING AND STORAGE ALTERATIONS The dresses can also be shortened using an over locking sewing machine. Most alteration shops have one of these. If you need to shorten a dress, the offcut can be used as a matching shawl, ribbon or sash.
• Hang your garment on a foam hanger, the clothesline or lay flat to dry
• When storing, please keep your garments folded, not hung.
If you want to adjust the length of your skirts,simply turn the elastic band inward - this will sit flat and shorten the length of the skirt by 2.5cm (1") each time you turn it inwards.
DRYING AND STORAGE
The dresses can also be shortened using an over locking sewing machine. Most alteration shops have one of these. If you need to shorten a dress, the offcut can be used as a matching shawl, ribbon or sash.