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For the past year I have been doing a lot of research on fashion and the ecological impact it has on our globe. When you look at the ecological impact, you can not ignore the social impact. Big companies structurally underpay and ignore workers' rights. So what does that mean for my own practices? Do I know where my fabrics are coming from? Do I use plastic in my eco printing? Who prepared my dyes?
In my research I learned a lot of things and I made a lot of decisions for myself, my family and my work practices and we continue to grow more awareness and fine tune these decisions as we go.
For my work I am committed to;
* Use less materials and ONLY dye and mordant according to WOF.
* Abandon the single use of plastics.
* Search and source fabrics that are from sustainable sources and workers have been paid * fairly.
* Use dye materials from small sustainable farms and traceable sources.
* Use less water and apply the Low Impact method for dyeing whenever possible.
As I searched for new fabrics to work with I also came across new sources for dyes. This was the start of a project that has kept me up many nights in the last few weeks. Talking to suppliers, checking samples for quality control, checking credentials, dealing with buroceatics and postal services and the fun bit; making lots and lots of samples!
I am now presenting to you, the first part of my new webshop of Natural Dyes
The second part with more natural dyes will be ready in about a month from now. (Spoiler alert; it's a LOT)
The third part will be eco-fabrics from sustainable, ethical sources.
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