dyeing

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We believed that there must be a less harmful way to enjoy using colour in our collection

Our dye is organically certified and has low environmental impact with no heavy metals

"The craving for colour is a natural necessity just as for water and fire. Colour is a raw material indispensable to life. ." -Fernand Leger, "On Monumentality and Color", 1943

The fashion and textiles industry has one of the highest impacts on the environmental health of the planet - a large part of this is due to the dyeing process. High water usage and the pollution from chemical treatments used in dyeing and preparation all have a negative impact.

Later in the cycle, when textile clothing ends up in landfill, the chemicals on the fabric, such as the dye, can cause further environmental damage by leaching the chemicals into the ground.

We believed that there must be a less harmful way to enjoy using colour in our collection. Our wool and silk is hand dyed in Australia using non-hazardous, low impact dyes.  

As a result of the hand dyeing process, there will be natural variation in colour but we think that adds to the provenance of the product. We produce small amounts and dye to order, reducing waste and our footprint on this earth. 

 Wool & Silk - Our dye is organically certified and has low environmental impact with no heavy metals (as so many other dyes do).

 Linen - Our linens are dyed from natural Eucalyptus, what a beautiful thing! It does mean that colours will fade and change over time, making it a living, breathing beautiful bag to grow and change with use.