The famous "SANGANERI" hand-block printing is originated in the small town of "Sanganer",Jaipur. The art is known for its sober patterns, bright colors, and fine motifs mostly depicting the flora and fauna of Sanganer. Originally the Sanganer prints were always created with bright color patterns printed on white backgrounds. The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) in its report on the Jaipur hand block printed textile cluster, has mentioned, "Shades of black come out best after washing the cloth in the waters of Sanganer. The motifs are mostly floral-based. Fine lines and intricate detailing are specialties of the Sanganeri style."
Piled up with harmful pigments and dyes, synthetic colors, synthetic fabrics, chemical washing and the abundant waste produced, the fashion industry is on the list of pollutants. But, Thankfully. There is a way out. There are brands following the Eco-Friendly approach of apparel making by mindful production practices. More use of natural materials, natural dyes, natural fibers, recycling waste, promoting handcrafted apparel makes their clothing labels bests suit for all the sustainability lovers out there. Here are 10 such sustainable brands for you to shop with -
Very particular to Japan, Shibori is a manual resist dyeing technique which has now became a synonym for fabric manipulation and dying found worldwide. This technique is distinctive in its style and can not be simply thought as "tie-and-dye". The terminologies are Japanese and thus in most of the languages there is no equivalent term for Shibori and its different techniques. It differs from other dying techniques like ikat, batik, ajrakh, bogolanfini and tsutsugaki and all the shibori traditions together promotes resist dyeing showcasing range of aesthetics, heritage and cultural diversity......
Animal dye is a source of natural dye extracted from the secretions and dried bodies of animals or Insects or microbes. These are more reliable sources of dyes due to wide presence and fast insects and bacterial growth.
Lets begin our sustainable journey with the better understanding for natural colors or pigments. Natural Pigments are sources of obtaining color in an Eco friendly way from plants, animals, minerals, rocks or ground. These colors can then be used to create tints, hues and shades of that particular color. In this post we will explore more about Plant based natural pigments.