Introduction to Natural Dyeing

When synthetic dyeing was introduced in mid 19th century, it took over natural dyeing as they were quickly and cheaply produced in large quantities. Due to growing skin diseases and environmental problems affected by fast fashion among many other things, it is essential to eradicate chemical/synthetic petroleum-based dyes to stop this ever emerging catastrophe.

Experiencing resurgence for nature-driven dyes to promote "Green Chemistry" in textile dyeing and also to completely eradicate synthetic dyes, we took an oath to promote and advocate Natural Dyed Clothing. 

Since pre-historic times, colorants from nature to dye the cloth was always and only idea man had. Natural elements being non-toxic and having incompatible properties such as leaves, fruits, wildflowers, barks, wood, and regenerative vines were used as coloring agents in food, leather and on natural fibers like wool, silk, and cotton.

Our eco-friendly dyeing process uses the following dye sources from nature:-
  1. indigo leaves for shades of blue colour,
  2. Indian madder for red and oranges,
  3. helu leaves and guava leaves for shades of yellow colour,
  4. Lac for crimson red and pink colours 
  5. Iron Vinegar with jaggery for black, grey, olive green and violet
  6. mordants such as myrobalan and alum for fixation of dye onto the fabric or yarn.

Basically, not using roots, barks, wood or wildflowers of the plant as the dye material because it will kill the plant, rather we use only those parts which can be grown sustainably. 

Many of the natural green dye sources are acacia catechu (cutch), kerria lacca (lac), rubia cordifolia (madder) can fight against pathogens like pneumoniae, coli, pseudomonas aeruginosa, they can be called as Medicinal plants.

Enriched tannin compounds have been used as a mordant on textile dyeing for centuries along with Alum, tin, copper as inorganic metal salt mordants. However, in the case of our natural textile dyeing, we do not use tin, copper and other harmful inorganic metal salt mordants.

(You can read each of the natural dye source advantages when you click on our natural dyed clothing.)

To say the least our dye sources are non-carcinogenic and few of them are edible.

Even the scouring and bleaching process is Bio which means without chemicals on yarn/fabric before dyeing. The enzymes are made in-house and not market bought ones plus these enzymes attack the pectin which separates wax from yarn in scouring process and the bleaching is done by dipping it in hydrogen peroxide which is later rinsed by another enzyme “Catalase” to break down the chemical and the leftover water is used for irrigation. Even the detergents and water softeners are precipitated in our wastewater tanks are employed.  

Thus the waste generated after the process goes back to nature, as the sludge composted is used as manure and clarified water for irrigation for coconut and cashew plantations, thus we can say we adopt Zero Wastage System and in the bargain, we contribute towards making our planet more greener. 

In short, we provide authentic naturally dyed garments which reflect our company’s values and beliefs in order to provide the end consumer with something that is untouched by chemicals which is rare in this plastic age. 

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