Production: Bravo Avocado

Produktion: Bravo Avocado

Bravo Avocado Collection


The collection name: Bravo Avocado is inspired by the children's book of the same name ( here ). The book is about the magic of an avocado pit.
For us, the magic happened when the cores were heated in water. The fantastic red/pink tone really surprised us! Avocado seeds are very productive and we like to use the same seeds twice. In the second dye bath the color becomes a little darker and richer.

For Bravo avocado production, we work largely with existing resources. We purchase our textiles from our partner Colonia Laundry. We get the magical avocado kernels weekly from the Los Carnales restaurant. Only the woven labels and the buttons on the bed linen are newly produced for us.

Manufacturing process (Compact):

For anyone who is interested in our production process with avocado seeds, the individual steps follow. We receive our textiles already pre-washed and ironed. We still wash the tablecloths

Step 1. Textiles stay in a water bath for about 2 hours.
Step 2. Staining: The damp textiles are placed in soy milk and water for approx. 12 - 18 hours and moved regularly. This process ensures that the color pigments can be better fixed on our cotton textiles.
Step 3. We spin the textiles and hang them up to dry. After they are dry, they are stored for about 1 week.
Step 4: Avocado kernels are boiled in a ratio of 2:1 (textile weight: avocado kernel weight) at 60 to 80 degrees for 1 hour, cooled and left in the pot for 24 hours.
Step 5: We sift out the avocado seeds and heat the dye bath again in a large aluminum pot.
Step 6: The selected textiles are wet again in water and then placed in the aluminum pot ( tip: textiles when wet absorb the colors better ). The textiles are placed in the dye bath for about 1 hour. They then stay in the top for about 24 hours.
Step 7: We then hang the cooled textiles up to dry.
Step 8: In the last step, the textiles are washed and ironed.

The total production time for an order takes approximately 14 days.

If you want to find out more, we dye using Rebecca Desnos' method. Here is a link to her book.

The following are pictures from a production: