Our success is the result of a perfect combo: high quality and uniqueness of our products. We use exclusively 100% vegetable dyes and organic fabrics, such as Ahisma silk and cotton. The innovative touch of Beijaflor lies in the use of essential oils together with Bach Flowers, which infuse their benefits to the skin by means of contact.
FABRICS: We choose to use exclusively 100% organic fabrics, in respect of the environment and human beings. We select organically and ecologically processed fabrics, thus avoiding land pollution. Did you know that 25% of the world’s chemical pesticides are used in the production of conventional cotton, in addition with all chemical agents used to make the fabric look “perfect”? The organic philosophy transforms this impact in soil and environmental decontamination. Furthermore, the positive and benefit impact on our skin is very important. We nourish our skin through contact, so, wearing a Beijaflor garment, made with organic vegetable dyes, means protecting yourself from many different types of poison. Ahisma Silk is one of the fabrics we use. This is a special type of Silk which respects the life of the silkworm. Normally, in order to obtain the typical smooth and thin yarn, the cocoons are thrown into hot water to kill the silkworms and then the silk is treated chemically. Almost 3000 silkworms are killed to get 250 grams of silk. Whereas non-violent silk is obtained from cocoons where silkworms have completed their metamorphosis and have become beautiful butterflies. When the butterfly is ready to come out of the cocoon, it has to make a little hole on the cocoon itself and this cuts the yarn in tiny pieces: for this reason it needs to be hand-woven, creating a more irregular yarn. This is a very precious type of silk and very hard to find: it comes mainly from India, where this fabric is hand-woven by highly skilled craftsmen.
Our supplier is Seidentraum >> www.seidentraum.biz from Germany, who specialise in eco textiles of high quality.
Beijaflor style embodies a new, original and effective way of assuming benefits from integral essential oils and Bach Flowers. When you wear Vestiti di Luce Beijaflor garments, you immediately become in contact with numerous benefits, thanks to the salubrious eco-bio fabrics and complete natural elements. All organic fibres are infused (and can be recharged inside the special hermetic box) with pure essential oils mix, Bach Flowers and other floral remedies, creating a unique synergy in clothing for your wellbeing. Vestiti di Luce Beijaflor will make you live an exclusive and innovative multi-sensorial experience, favouring the engagement between different feelings and colours, essential oils and floral remedies: sight will be stimulated thanks to the vibrations of vegetal dyes; the sense of smell will be promoted thanks to the Nectar of Light and touch will be gratified through eco fabrics. Floral remedies cover a very important beneficial role because they allow you to come in deeper contact with the virtues of colours.
Plants, by means of their colours, are capable of releasing their special characteristics onto fabrics. The process of vegetable dyeing is quite laborious: usually fibres and fabrics need to be etched before being dyed. In eco dyeing, extracts of particular plants or simple salts like Alum are used instead of heavy metals and chromium mordents. After being soaked in mordent baths for a specific period of time, fabrics are then put in colorant baths, which are made of dyeing plants processed with hot or cold water maceration. This process can last a couple of days and once the fabrics are dyed, they need to be rinsed thoroughly with clean water in order to eliminate the quantity of dye not completely absorbed and then they need to dry in the shade or in the sun, depending on the desired colour. The most beautiful aspect of vegetable dyes is that you obtain a variant of the same colour after every bath, giving the item a singular and incomparable outcome. All this makes your Beijaflor garment unique!
Our dye supplier is TINTORIA FERRINI, historic and famous Umbrian dye-works.
WHITE: Obtained from Olive tree pruning, especially for B-Fly. This intelligent and natural way of re-using waste donates a delicate and warm tone of Beige.
PURPLE: This colour is obtained from the logwood or bloodwood tree. It's a very strong colorant, thanks to its high content of haematoxylin present in the wood of this tree. It is also versatile, because you can get many colours from it: various shades of purple, lilac, dark blue and even black.
BLUE: Blue is obtained from (Woad) Isatis tinctoria of the Brassicacea family; this plant has always been used to create a blue dye and it was cultivated all over Europe before chemical colours took over. Just like Indigo, Woad donates many beautiful shades of Blue because of the fermentation process that lasts several weeks.
GREEN: Green is obtained from double dyeing: Woad and Mignonette. For this reason, the resulting colour often shows pleasant tones of blue or yellow.
YELLOW: This colour is obtained from Dyer’s Rocket (Reseda luteola), a plant from the Resedaceae family . The name comes from the Latin word resedare (to calm), referring to the lenitive properties of a particular species of Reseda. This is one of the few plants which gives a shiny yellow.
ORANGE AND RED: These two colours are obtained from the roots of the Robbia plant which comes in two variants: Rubia tinctorium and Galium Verum, a herbal plant like Cardoon. They share the same characteristics and belong to the same Rubiaceae family. It originally came from Asia, but it is cultivated in Italy as well and you can find it growing in the gardens of the Remedia Herbal Company. The only difference between Orange and Red is that less dye is used to create Orange.