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The Black Orchid Hairslide

$44.00
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Recycled Rosewood Root

Rosewood is one of the most popular agroforestry plants in Indonesia. Its high value has encouraged over harvesting, and the natural populations of this tree are facing extinction. Since 1998 the IUCN World Conservation Agency have labeled it a vulnerable species. Scientific name: Dalbergia Latifolia

Recycled Tamarind Root

Tamarind is a soft wood usually planted for its sweet fruits. The tamarind fruit is popular in eastern cooking, as well as being used in many cosmetic products. It has a very light colour, and red and purple grains sometimes criss-cross its centre. Scientific name: Tamarindus Indica

Recycled Teak Root

The heartwood of teak (the centre of the tree) is a brownish red in colour, and it’s sapwood (the outer part) is a pale yellowish brown. Native to South East Asia it is valued for its durability and as such is in high demand for boat building, construction, and furniture. This has led to overexploitation, however, there has been a recent rise in the number of sustainable teak plantations throughout the seasonally dry tropics. Scientific name: Tectona grandis

The Black Orchid Hair Slide is designed for medium to shorter and finer hair types. This was designed as a smaller version of our Moon Flower Hair slide which is intended to hold and support longer, thicker hair types. The Black Orchid can be styled and used in a variety of ways. Available in sustainably sourced Teak, Tamarind and Rosewood. Each wood variation will compliment individual hair colours, either by choosing a wood type with opposing tones or similar ones.

Suited For Your Hair Type? | The Black Orchid hair slide is our mid way hair slide and is best suited for medium and finer hair types that are not too heavy. The shape is designed to hold your updo in place by covering the bun, whilst the stick is used to secure it. Similar to the Jasmine and Moon Flower design, which are designed for finer and thicker hair types. Each wood variation will compliment individual hair colours, either by choosing a wood type with opposing tones or similar ones.

Benefits of Wood? | Wooden combs and accessories help to reduce anti static, breakage and damage to hair, unlike plastic and metal. The porous nature of wood absorbs and redistributes your natural oils and maintains healthy hair continuously through your wash cycle. Wooden tips also gently massage your skin, stimulating blood flow which over time promotes hair growth. View our shop here to explore our whole collection.

Dimensions | Circular Piece : Length x 10cm | Width x 7cm | Depth x 1.5cm | The Stick : Length x 14.5cm

Craftsmanship | All our collections are uniquely designed, inspired by local flora and fauna in Indonesia. The process from rough-cut waste to hand-polished combs and forks are made by our artisans in Indonesia, creating truly one-of-a-kind pieces everytime. They are unique from the details in their shape and in the grains of the wood. All of our accessories are hand carved from waste offcuts left over from plantations in Indonesia.

Inspired by Nature | The Black Orchid comes from a forested area in Bali called East Kalimantan. Due to its exotic beauty which has a black flower crown with green stripes and a furry heart center, it became known as the fauna mascot of the province.

Recyclable Packaging | Your piece will arrive in fully recyclable packaging with a protective fabric sleeve to keep it safe when traveling. The box is handmade from papaya fruit pulp and vegetable inks. Once used, you can place it in the food compost.

Avoid contact with water and using with wet hair. 

Avoid heavy sideways pressure. 

Every 6 months gently rub a cloth with olive oil to keep them in a good condition. 

Keep scratch free whilst travelling using the fabric pouch.

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Your Environmental Impact? | 1% of this sale goes directly towards supporting grass roots NGOs and nonprofits working on climate solutions, natural energy, education, activism, biodiversity via our partnership with 1% for the Planet. Your accessory also supports local artisans, paid on a living wage in Indonesia. This product is biodegradable, including fully recyclable packaging. We are now a 'Climate Positive' company, so all your shipping is offset via our carbon offset

Why roots?

Wood is only a renewable and eco-friendly material if it is consciously sourced. Tropical hardwoods in particular grow very slowly and in low densities, and regenerate poorly after logging. These species are often taken from forests in non-sustainable numbers, and illegal ways.

Searching for a way of sourcing wood sustainably, SAYA Designs came across Made & Ways, sculptors who dig up and recycle root wood from old commercial plantations all across Indonesia. The roots are left behind by loggers harvesting trees on large-scale production sites. They take hundreds of years to decompose and have little value for the soil.

By using this waste material we are having as little impact on the environment as possible.

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