We get asked a lot- are your dyes natural? Are your fabrics sustainable?
What is natural?
Is Natural... vegetable dye?
We have tried vegetable dye but have not found them good for large scale use. It runs and does not wash well. To get a good fix with vegetable dyes you need chemical mordants that are really environmentally unfriendly and dangerous. Also, vast amounts of vegetable matter are required and that causes pollution and also is that a good use of land?
For local use - for having fun with onion skins and beetroot- great. For large scale, we don't think so.
We use low impact chemical dyes which are GOTS approved and environmentally safe and non toxic.