About Natural Dyes
The beauty of natural dyed items is that they are ever changing. Fibers dyed with food scraps or botanicals have captured a living hue. Imperfections and variations are part of the process and makes these items one-of-a-kind.
Is the color permanent?
Natural dyes are not like other chemical colors. They do fade overtime. All of the NÅDE items are pre-treated to improve the lifespan of these magical hues. Care for your natural dyed pieces via the care tips below.
We look a naturally dyed items as a way to reconnect to nature, practice sustainability, and a practice of impermanence too. Since these hues are not vibrant forever, we encourage you to embrace and enjoy them through their life.
How do I clean my new naturally dyed items?
Most store bought detergents are designed to remove natural dye—the color is basically a stain. Plus they are pH shifters so they can also alter the color. Use a gentle or pH-neutral detergent such as Synthrapol or Woolite. Dry away from direct sunlight.
Scarves & Bandanas: It is recommended that these items be washed by hand in cold water. Iron lightly on low setting.
Rugs: Spot clean with water and lightly vacuum
Pillows: Spot clean with water and lent roll.
Can I natural dye at home?
Yes! If you are a beginner… we recommend our e-course :)