To create this scarf, Reed Slater takes art from teabags that have been steeped and dried on paper. This art is then transferred to the fabric using reactive dyes and a patented printing process that changes the color of the fabric at a molecular level, so there is no pigment to wash out.
Each teascarf is individually and carefully printed to enhance the feeling and texture of the bamboo fabric. The process allows for desired inconstancies in the texture of the printing, making each piece unique. The fabric is a natural crêpe, and it's seasonless weight lends itself to being a cool sarong in the summer or a warm shawl in the winter.
The scarf is made from a luxurious 70/30 blend, eco-friendly bamboo with cotton added for softness.
The delicate pieces should be gently washed by hand and dried flat.
Reed Slater has been creating tea art since 2012. Teascarf arose with the intention to create one-of-a-kind, eco-friendly luxury scarves showcasing the unique patterns. Made in Brooklyn from domestically sourced materials, the scarves are made from eco-friendly bamboo fabric, and each pattern is created with teabags that have been steeped and allowed to dry on watercolor paper. They are locally produced with an emphasis on small-batch production while using eco-friendly materials and processes. Every piece is part of a unique edition of consecutively numbered scarves. The original tea on paper has been photographed, digitized, and transformed into wearable art.
Reed Slater lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Dimensions: 27 x 80 inches