This wrap is a tribute to Dr. Marcia Roye.
"For the past 15 years Dr. Marcia Roye has been engaged primarily with molecular virology of gemiviruses with special emphasis on identification, distribution, molecular characterization and control of diseases associated with crops and weeds from the Caribbean. Her research has identified numerous plant viruses in Jamaica, Belize, Barbados, Antigua and St. Kitts and Nevis and has played an integral role in the development of control strategies of these plant viruses.
Locally Dr. Roye’s research has resulted in the identification of more than 24 plant viruses associated with plants such as red pea, broad bean, tomato, scotch bonnet pepper, cabbage and common weeds. Her research has been instrumental in facilitating the control of viruses in two crops by cultivation of resistant varieties of tomato and cabbage. This has enabled the local agriculture market to flourish as these plant viruses can cause significant yield loss.
Dr. Roye’s research in viruses has expanded to humans as since 2008 she along with the Institute of Human Virology of the University of Maryland School of Medicine have embarked on research in the detection of antiretroviral (ARV) drug resistance of HIV in Jamaican patients. The research serves to improve ARV treatment and outcome for HIV- affected individuals as well as the quality of life of the HIV patients. In Jamaica where resources to conduct sophisticated laboratory analyses may be deficient Dr. Roye and her team are able to assist by performing viral sequencing of HIV and can provide this vital information to physicians and patients. From the blood samples of individual patients, they are able to sequence the virus and provide very specific information that helps the doctor determine which drug combinations that individual is likely to respond to, so the patient can receive the most effective therapy."
Marcia's Double Helix is woven with a natural cotton warp and Tencel multicolored weft.
Tencel is an eco-fabric made from the natural cellulose found in wood pulp. The fiber is economical in its use of energy and natural resources. It is fully biodegradable and is also anti-bacterial. After the first wash, the fabric becomes incredibly fluid, drapy and blankety soft. Perfectly suited for infants but great for toddlers as well.
Size 3- $165
Size 4- $170
Size 5- $175
Size 6- $180
Size 7- $185
55% cotton/ 45 %Tencel®
Weight is 286g/m2
Marica's Double Helix comes packaged in one of our handmade Totes.
Many thanks to B Marsh Photography for these beautiful pictures!