In between working in New York City and raising two little ones, I spend my nights channeling the natural beauty of plants into colors for your home! My dyes are made from things I forage in the woods or everyday kitchen staples scraps-- avocado pits, onion skins, carrot tops--as well as organic dye extracts: logwood and indigo--and minerals. These dyes produce imperfect, rich textures and tones that cannot be found in industrial dyes that are often full of toxic chemicals.
NATURAL DYED GARMENT GENERAL CARE
Fabric dyed with botanicals is free of toxins and harsh chemicals that can pollute the environment and irritate the skin. The beauty of natural dyes is they are a living color but they do need a little extra care to maintain. Natural dyes are pH sensitive and sensitive to extreme prolonged sun exposure.
Like a beloved pair of jeans, natural dye will fade overtime. This cycle is part of the beauty of this ancient medium and I hope you will embrace the variations that occur. Following these tips will prolong the life of your garment, which was created with slow and deliberate care.
Do not wash often.
Wash in cold water with delicate cycle or hand-wash.
All commercial detergents are designed to remove natural dye—the color is basically a stain. Use a gentle or pH-neutral detergent such as Eucalan, Woolite, or Orvus Paste that does not contain baking soda --that will shift colors.
Dry away from the sun. Wash items alone or with like colors.
I recommend following the general care rules. All a_db botanical products have been garment washed and treated, but indigo continues to release after the first half dozen washes—like new denim! Avoid rubbing on light colored fabrics and wash with like colors or alone.