The entire design is hand painted with molten beeswax and dyed in sequence for the differences in color. Each batik layer sets in a dye bath for no less than 24 hours, which is part of the reason the colors are so rich and durable.
The material is 95% cotton/5% Elastane for stretchiness, and machine washable. It is completely pre-shrunk, very fitted, and very stretchy. This particular American Apparel leotard works better for slightly wider shoulders, and/or proportionately larger booties (aka bottoms). Order down a size if you are in-between sizes.
Available sizes include:
*Please note size Small in this color is sold out at the moment.
Be careful not to let it sit wet or damp for any length of time. Best to avoid hand washing or hang drying. Simply throw it in the machine with other similar colors. The batik design is very durable and will hold up to many machine washings.