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ECO-DESIGNS

HOW TO MAKE NATURAL DYES AT HOME?

The purpose of sharing these DIY videos is to get my readers inspired to create their own collection of eco-friendly paints, be it plant, animals or minerals. The idea is to encourage the use of Earth-friendly (environment friendly) pigments and discourage mass production and use of harmful synthetic colors widely available in the market.

MINERAL
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MINERAL BASED PIGMENTS AND DYES- II

Mineral based pigments are classic example of sustainable alternatives for synthetic chemical dyes. In this post we figure out the minerals that gives us earthy tones and neutral colors like Black, Whites, Brown and Khaki.

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ECO-DESIGNS

NEUTRAL COLORS DERIVED FROM PLANTS

There are so many plants that yields natural colors which we can use to dye a fabric. Here we limit our discussion to the natural alternatives for Earthy shades and neutral color tones.

MICROBES
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GETTING NATURAL COLORS FROM MICROORGANISMS

Microbial dye is certainly a recent approach. A large number of different species of bacteria, yeast, mold and algae are used to produce pigments for economical dyes.

INDIGO
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“INDIGO” – THE KING OF NATURAL DYES

For all those INDIGO lovers out there! Have a glance at this amazing Indigo ride right from a seedling turning into an amazing dye for maybe... your denims or Japanese shibori or handcrafted Indian ethnic wears. The list is endless. NATURAL. BIO-FRIENDLY. SUSTAINABILITY. ANCIENT DYE. HISTORICAL PAST. GLOBAL SIGNIFICANCE. POPULARITY. MODERN APPLICATIONS makes Indigo a dye worth celebrating. Its called The King of natural dyes and is an integral part of Modern Wardrobes. Lets find out more about this exotic BLUE GOLD....