Using Vegetable Dyes – To Make Handloom Denim More Eco-friendly
Using dyes produced from vegetables and other natural resources offer an extraordinary diversity of rich and complex colours which complement each other.
Natural dyes from plants may also have dozens of compounds and their proportions vary with soil type and the weather. If you look at a yarn dyed with madder under the microscope, you will see a subtle variation of colour. A yarn dyed with the synthetic equivalent of madder (alizarin and purpurin) does not have this wealth of colour variation and looks much more uniform.
Natural dyes are more eco-friendly than synthetic/ dyes. Extracting dye from otherwise waste material makes the process even more ecofriendly.