Our friend Amanda at Soie Botanical dyed some of our DIY (dye-it-yourself) shorts using natural dyes and the results are truly works of art 👩‍🎨

The Goods


Natural dyes used

About Soie Botanical

Amanda of Soie Botanical

Soie Botanical was started by Amanda Nimmer in Los Angeles when she discovered that she could dye with avocados from the tree in her backyard. The fascination grew (as it usually does) and she began dyeing everything in sight with locally foraged plants. Her strong background in foraging medical plants and fermentation quickly blossomed into a passion for creating permanent wearable art with plants and botanicals. Soie is committed to natural fibers, safe, non-toxic dyes, and preserving nature in its purest form. You can shop more Soie Botanical goods on Instagram and Etsy.

Care instructions

  • Wash on a cold cycle
  • Use a PH-neutral detergent if possible 
  • Do not hang dry in the sun as it can make the color fade!


These shorts didn't shrink as much in the waist as expected, so they will fit 0.5-1.5" bigger than the normal Hammies short. If you have a pair of normal Hammies and there is a little room in them, we suggest sizing down in these shorts.

See our size guide for measurements for the men's and women's shorts.


About the Hammies short

The Hammies short is an old short for a new generation. This short style was popularized in the 1970s in Southern California and for a decade it was the staple of skateboarders, surfers, rollerskaters, camp counselors, Tom Selleck, and many more. In the mid-1980s, shorts got longer and pants got baggier and for the proceeding 3 decades, the shorts were forgotten (a period also known as The Shorts Dark Ages). Fast-forward to 2017: Hammies has revived the once forgotten shorts in all of their primary-colored and wide-waled corduroy glory and once again, all was right with the world.

In short, the Hammies short is a homage to a time when shorts were shorter, fuzzier, and more colorful. These are your mom's shorts!

  • 🌱 Stretch corduroy (98% cotton, 2% elastic)
  • 📏 2" inseam
  • 🤸‍♂️ Elastic waist
  • 💎 Copper snap

Free shipping

Use discount code DOUBLEDOWN to get free shipping worldwide on orders of $100 (USD) or more 🎉

Free exchanges

If your Hammies don't fit like you expect, you can exchange them for a different size or style for free (US customers only) 👌

See our exchange and return policy for details.