natural color drawn from fruits, flowers, vegetables & herbs

 

our botanical dye process

 

1.

we source material from responsible partners who produce organic or low-impact fabrics and garments with fair labor practices.

 

2.

we mordant minimally - the process of mordanting fabric allows the fibers to accept dye and is an essential part of the dye process. this process can include heavy metals or caustic chemicals when done industrially and it’s important to us that our dye baths leave a minimal water and chemical footprint.

 

3.

we extract naturally vibrant color from our own plants as well as responsibly sourced local materials. we grow much of our own dye supply - from black beans to marigolds to mint - and source others from the local food stream - things like onion skins and avocado pits that might otherwise be considered waste.