OUR NATURAL DYES
Our dyes are natural, organic and skin friendly.
Extracted from dried roots of Rheum Emodi, this dye is a traditional natural dye from the Himalayan mountains between India and Bhutan. It produces golden yellows when used with Alum Mordant.
Madder, one of the oldest dyes in the world, comes for the power roots of Rubia Tinctorium. This madder is grown and processed in Europe and comes from sustainable CO2 positive fields. It produces deep crimson reds but with alum mordant the colour changes into nice hues of orange.
Myrobalan is a tree that grows mainly in the hills of the Himalayas. This dye is grounded into a powder straight from dried fruit. It is used best to modify colours, and with a dash of iron, it produces the most dreamy greys and blacks.
Pomegranate rinds as a dye have been used for thousands of years by carpet makers; it is known to be one of the oldest fruits in cultivation. You will get lustrious yellow and golden tones depending on the maturity of the fruit.
Cochineal produces a beautiful range of pinks and red, particularly from the crushed female cochineal insects. It is the most essential and traditional dye from South America, making vibrant hues still used today.
Indigo dye has been used for thousands of years all over the world to dye fabric blue. Natural Indigo is the ideal blue dye for use on natural made fibres. This dye can be traced to its country of origin and even to its production farm, reducing your carbon footprint.
Weld is an older, well-known dye plant. It was known as the source for robes during Roman times. It produces the most fantastic range of yellows that creates a beautiful green when mixed with Indigo.
Brazilwood is a beautiful dye producing bright and intense hues of red. A little goes a long way with this dye, making it easy to use and inexpensive. Straight from the heartwood of the Caesalpinia Tree, this dye is genuinely one you can't resist.
Cutch produces the most illustrious golden browns and warm fawns. Cutch is historically derived from the heart of a cutch tree located in Asia. This dye creates the colour KHAK (khaki), an Indian word for dust, earth, and ashes.
Fustic is a tree found in the forest of Brazil and the West Indies. This dye produces the warmest yellows straight from the heartwood of the tree. Combined with other dyes, it produces a nice range.
Gallnut mixed with Iron
Gallnut is found in an Oak tree, it produces Oak Galls- a defence against insects which lay their eggs in punctures they make on weaker branches. Once harden, the tannin rich gum from the tree becomes gallnuts. Naturally this dye produces darker colours such as greys and black but with Iron it saddens the colour even more with a darker effect.
Logwood mixed with Iron
Logwood is a tree found in the beautiful forests of Central America. Dyeing with Logwood is so fun and easy, a small amount goes a long way. We decided to mix it with Iron to give it a darker feel and improve the lightfastness.
This is a copper compound extracted from stinging nettles. This dye is very strong and also takes a small amount to produce the most amazing range of greens.
Lac can be found in Asia as the dye is extracted from scale insects. This dye has been used for hundreds of years producing soft ranges of reds.