The rising concern about global warming and climate-change in the past few decades, made us all became quite familiar with the terms like eco-friendly, ecological, green or sustainable. These terms are applicable to all sorts of industries, products, services including art and culture. Yes, even art can be sustainable. In terms of art, we can find innovative ways to create an art that can benefit the environment in any possible way. Let's grab some understanding of sustainable and eco-friendly aspect of art.
Minerals are inorganic compounds abundantly given by Mother Earth and are rich sources of metallic ions, mineral salts and metal oxides and sometimes used for extraction of certain pigments to dye a yarn. Minerals are drawn out by mining and exploration techniques and once extracted the pigment is suspended in a medium and the medium bonds with the cloth. These mineral pigments works best with natural fabrics like cotton, linen, hemp, wool, and silk.