Vegetable dyeing in mango colour

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Vegetable dyeing in mango colour with madder and weld

This natural dye gives a soft red mango colour and can be used in the washing machine or in a pan. The dye consists of a mixture of weld and madder, both ‘classical’ dyeing plants.
The standard 250 gram bag is suitable for 500 to 1,500 grams of material, depending on the intensity of the colour you want to obtain. The dyes are packed in handy bags. The fixing salts are mixed with the dye (for wool and silk) or added separately (for cotton and linen).
Instructions for dyeing wool and silk or cotton and linen are included separately.

Vegetable colours are more beautiful!

When people exactly started colouring their clothes it is no longer possible to find out, but the use is thousands of years old. Until synthetic dyes were invented in the nineteenth century, textiles were dyed almost exclusively with dyes obtained from plants.
Synthetic dyeing (provided it is environmentally friendly) has certain advantages: it is more efficient, cheaper, and it does not cost agricultural land. On an aesthetic level, however, the synthetic dyes can’t compete with the vegetable. Vegetable colours are more vibrant and richer. Unlike synthetic dyes, which always consist of only one colouring molecule, vegetable dyes are always the result of the synergy of several colouring substances present in the plant, sometimes even of different chemical groups and (almost) colourless substances. In other words: synthetic dyes have a flatter colour image, while the color of vegetable dyes consists of multiple components, which ensures a richer colour image.

Composition: madder and reseda
Quantities: 50, 250 or 1000 grammes
Collection: Ecological Textiles
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