Allysun harnesses the positive healing energies emanating from natural fibers, such as wool and linen, in combination with medicinal natural dyes. The medicinal qualities are emitted through the active chemical compounds in the plant and then soaked into the fabric to radiate both the dye and fiber healing qualities onto the wearer. These medicinal energies are presented in the form of garments to promote a direct pathway for healing by being absorbed through our largest organ, the skin. Thus the healing garments act as an armor, a second skin, and creates a sanctuary for the person wearing them.
The clothes that are covering your body right now–the ones that are likely unethically made, toxically processed, and chemically dyed–are soaking into your system through your skin, your largest organ. Our bodies are also constantly exposed to toxins in our food, the drugs we ingest, and simply the air we breathe. This unfortunate truth is our reality because of the fast paced, dollar oriented, and corporate world we currently live in. Fashion, food, and pharmaceutical industries are all top pollution contributors, as well as some of the top illness generators through their methods of exposing consumers, and the earth, to toxic chemicals. In my slow fashion practice, I strive to reverse these commonly accepted injustices. The garments I create are made with decomposable hand knit and woven, natural and organic fibers, dyed with medicinal plants to protect and heal the body.
Plants can do anything. They have been used for centuries as medicine to heal ailments like anemia, fevers, rheumatism, wounds, headaches, cancer, infections, depression, anxiety, and much more. These plants and herbs like St. Johns Wort, Indigo, Calendula, Madder, Alkanet, Turmeric and many more also produce any color that can be applied to fabric and fibers. The fibers used also mostly come from plants, if not fur bearing animals, which is amazing. These fibers and plants can both be used for beneficial purposes and have been all throughout history.
This ancient practice originated in India 5000 years ago and is a branch of Ayurvedic medicine still used today called Ayurvastra–the dyeing of cloth with medicinal herbs.
Each piece here is lovingly dyed with healing plants and each color is in vibration with a chakra. We are here to slow down the fashion industry and focus on healing our world and the people that create in it. Much of our fabric is sourced from India where we directly support a 8th generation family natural dye business. If it doesn’t come from India, the dyes are either locally or ethically sourced.
Everything is hand made is Maine with love, care, and healing energy.
Each piece comes with it’s own health benefits.