Notes on Natural Dyes

Re-emerging as an alternative to synthetic dyes, plant dyes have a long history of use across many cultures and traditions. Unlike some synthetic dyes, which have well documented severe and detrimental effect on the environment, people, and animals, it is possible to be sustainable and safe with plant and mineral dyes. 

Natural dyes will color fabrics differently, even in the same dye lot, due to the inherent variation in the natural dye itself. Things that affect variations in dye baths include fabric, soil, water, and the provenance of organic materials. We take care to achieve a minimum of color variation in every production run, however please be aware that minor variations may occur from batch to batch. 

Traditional natural dyes used by Elemental Studio come only from the highest quality plants and minerals. Their living essence is transferred to all of our textiles, imbuing each piece with nourishing, vibrant color. 


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.