If there’s one thing that can strike fear in the hearts of the eco-conscious and health-minded, it’s the thought of chemical textile additives.
While it may indeed be difficult to gain complete freedom from artificial (and potentially toxic) dyes, there are steps one can take to avoid them. Reading fabric and clothing labels is a great first step. And, when all else fails, turn to the age-old, tried-and-true method of hand-dyeing with natural colors!
Vegetables and fruits were used to create unique colors and designs on solid fabrics. Despite the chemical dyes that are available today, plenty of crafters (like us!) still choose to dye their fabrics the natural way. We love the vibrant colour that comes from using natural vegetable dyes to colour our wooden jewelry, and we're also happy to be doing our part to help the envirmonment.
We've got a fun little treat—a free downloadable natural dyes chart. Print this bad boy out, laminate it, and keep it on hand for whenever you hear the siren call of a fabric dyeing project!
Download the free natural dyes chart here.