Colour them well with nature…
What appeals to the naked eyes when neatly stacked finished textiles sit patiently on the racks? The colour always takes the precedence over pattern or a size. Adding a depth and life to a piece of cloth is an ingenious quality of these shades or colours. And if deciding to step up a little ahead by selecting natural dyes to give a distinct character to the fabrics, it speaks volumes and how.
There is something organic and pure about the plants or protein- based hand-woven threads which make some of the most infectious and beautiful fabrics. When these find themselves in a tub of a natural and herbal dye bath, the result is simply surreal. An organic cloth shaded in a natural tint has an utmost significance that goes beyond its creation or remuneration. It embraces and help conserves the earth.
Curiosity, The mother of creativity
Nature has always been the biggest source of inspiration to humankind to unveil an unexplored territory. “Plants to paint” was an ingenious discovery which paved the way to various possibilities of natural resources to put in good use. India, the land of textile prowess has been using the earth adherent dyeing substances tracing back for more than 5000 years.
Making the natural dyes with different parts of plants like leaves, barks, fruits, flower, roots, and insects like lac, cochineal to print the “imperfectly perfect organic cloth” is quite a revelation.
Embracing the Slow Fashion
Industrial development and innovation opened the doors to the quick and cheaper gateways of fabric adornment. Man -made synthetic dyes are convenient and faster solutions to paint the mass -produced textiles. But as every quick rooted resource has its loopholes, these synthetic dyes paint the fabrics all right but end up blackening the mother earth.
Thanks to the noted awareness and ethic responsibility acceptance, the textile industry is now welcoming the “greener measures” to produce these fabrics. The “slow fashion” concept which extensively uses “natural and herbal dyes” to colour the clothing has long- run benefits to the wearer and its maker.
A humble shade card
Crimson red or Indigo blue, textiles are spoilt for choices when getting themselves bathed in natural hues. Botanic or scientific names of the plants and trees may sound intimidating but the extraction of some rich tones or colours from these plants and herbs are familiar and inviting.
Be it madder root which gives excellent shades of red, pink and orange or marigold flower, known to ooze a sunny yellow shade, these colour galore are truly vivid. A humble shade card of these natural dyes is surely way grounded than those of glossy synthetic ones.
Painting the canvas
As fabrics are moulded or crafted differently, the dye process varies accordingly. Textiles can be dyed in their raw, hank state or gets painted after their weaving stage is completed. “Natural dyeing” of textiles is a patient process but worth it.
From soaking the cloth in an organic dye with a natural mordant to help the colour gets fixated on it is a journey in itself. Skilled and experienced hands take this “dye journey” of textiles reach its final labelling stage in no time. No wonder one experiences admiration for deeply hued Indigo dyed tunics or madder red ajrakh printed scarves.
Colouring the future via nature
Responsible clothing is getting imbibed by those who feel nature should be kept in its pure, wholesome appearance. Naturally dyed organic textiles get happily embraced by our soil in their decomposed stage and can be reproduced with a “zero waste” concept. Thus accepting these “grounded hues” to dye the fabrics and textiles will end up painting our earth green.
Coating the threads naturally
Finding the humble inspirations from nature and reflecting the same with “Peace Clothing”, we make it all earthy. From selecting the hand spun threads to painting them with eco dyes to create some serene organic textiles, we love taking the “organic route.”
Dipping our hands in organic, natural dyes to coat the fabric and textiles gives us a sense of serenity and satisfaction of helping our soil in our own little way.
Kitchen herbs or veranda shrubs, Our natural dyes sources surprise us each time by giving us a new shade to dye our “responsible clothing.” Be it our organic cotton home linens shaded with an onion skin natural dye or Khadi Cotton tunic coloured with natural marigold flower dye, we take our colours gleefully.
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Vritti Designs believes Natural clothing speaks through its organic shades. Textiles coated with these eco- friendly dyes are truly ageless and alluring.
We use different kinds of natural materials to dye the fabric like madder root, turmeric root, marigold flower, alkanet bark, lac, Catechu, flame of the forest flower, myrobalan, indigo leaves, iron rust, pomegranate peel, onion peel and many more.
We say a well cherished organic shirt won’t leave its spunk; in fact, it will mature more in its natural shade just like wine.
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