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The Moonflower

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Short Description

The Moonflower is a hair slide with an organic feel, and a smooth, modern shape. It is one of the most popular models in our range! Suiting longer, thicker hair it makes a real statement while holding your hair back.

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About the Moonflower

The Moonflower is named after the “Sedap Malam” flower, which is spread across homes and temples in Bali, Indonesia. Sedap Malam means “sweetness of the night” in Indonesian, as the flower blossoms only under moonlight when it spreads a sweet, fragrant smell. The shape was inspired directly by the organic shapes seen in the rich flora and fauna in the local landscape. The Moonflower hair slide is a functional and timeless piece.

The Moonflower comes in two wood combinations: tamarind with a rosewood inlay to one side, and teak with a rosewood hair pin. Both designs highlight the beauty and individuality of their opposing wood types.

Hair slides are incredibly easy to use and, unlike plastic and elastic alternatives, help to reduce breakage and damage to hair. The wood holds the natural oils in your hair making it much healthier for your hair.

The Moonflower is a handcrafted hair slide, carved and finished by traditional woodcarvers in Bali, Indonesia. The wood used to create each piece comes from reclaimed roots from harvested plantations. For each Moonflower sold, SAYA will plant 9 trees into protected areas around the national forests in Indonesia. Your hair slide will arrive in recycled packaging made from papaya pulp, with a protective fabric sleeve to keep it safe when you are not wearing it. For further inspiration on using your Moonflower, take a look at our tutorials boards below.

Your Environmental Impact?

Planting trees is one of the best ways to fight climate change. Trees not only absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, they also provide a habitat for a diverse range of species in the rainforest.

Trees Planted

9

CO2 Savings Per Year

450 lbs

Oxygen Generated Per Year for

18 humans

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.

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

Moonflower Do's and Dont's

  • Keep out of water (and avoid using in wet hair).
  • Keep safe in the fabric wallet when on the move.
  • Avoid heavy sideways pressure as much as possible.
  • Try not to drop on hard surfaces, they are handmade and desire loving care!
  • Enjoy them!

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