Why The Native Pig Face?
Apart from a name only a mother could love…If you’ve walked over a sand dune on the way for a swim on a summer’s day in Australia you may have noticed a succulent plant with a spectacular bright pink flower growing beside the path.
Chances are it was Carpobrotus glaucescens (also known as pigface, ice plant or angular sea fig). And you might be surprised to learn that not only is it native to Australia, but it is also and edible bushfood.
The red-purple fruit has a flavour described by some as like salty strawberry or kiwi fruit and by others as like salty apples. Its thick, fleshy leaves can also be eaten – raw or cooked (the roasted leaves may be used as a salt substitute) and the juice from the leaves can be used to soothe stings or burnt skin. The juice from the leaves can be mixed with water and used as a gargle for sore throats and mild bacterial infections of the mouth. The fruit has also been used as a laxative, all though we probably don’t recommend that one! LOL
It may be a staple, but our tank comes with exclusive attention to detail in all natural fibres.
- Bound neckline and armholes
- French dart at bust
- Complimentary curved hemline
- Centre back keyhole opening at neckline
- Centre back split at hem
Colourway - Native Pig Face
- 100% Organic Cotton plain weave
Size Guide (regular Fit)
Model (not model) me, I am wearing XS/S, Ia m a size 8/10, paired with my fav Franklin Linen skirt in XS/S
Also looks amazing with our Best selling Bob pant in Korean slub linen in Oilve Green