It takes a full year to collect, test and bring each collection to market. We invest a lot of time and research in finding petroleum-free dyes and natural resources that meet our quality standards.
Fusticwood is a common natural dye known for its ability to make strong and vibrant yellows. Fusticwood has been used for hundreds of years, and was one of the main dyes used to dye uniforms during WWI.
Logwood dye is extracted from the heartwood of logwood trees and makes lovely and bold purple colors. It has been used in Europe since the 1500s, and by the Mayans for hundreds of years before that.
Pomegranate rinds, which are native to Iran yield a rich yellow brown that was once used to dye leather.
Indigo is probably the most well-known of natural dyes. Indigo has been used for thousands of years (dating back to 2000-3000 B.C.) for its ability to make strong and beautiful blues.
Madder root is one of the oldest natural dyes, known for its ability to make beautiful reds. It has been used for thousands of years, since at least ancient Egypt (cloth dyed with it has even been found alongside the possessions of King Tut).
Cochineal beetles are the basis of our rosy/red color The cochineal beetle is technically not a beetle with wings and legs, it’s a scale insect that feeds on prickly pear cactus and is found primarily in Central and South America. The red color comes from the bodies of the females, which contain carminic acid to repel predators. In fact, carmine was once so valuable that the Aztec Emperor Montezuma levied a special tax on his subjects that was paid in these prized insects.