FAQ + Textile Care

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What materials are used in your natural dyeing process?

Most of our textiles are made using nothing but natural fabrics (cotton and silk), water and plants. Because of the plants we choose and the kettle-dyed process used, often times no additional fixatives are required. If we do need an additional mordant, it is always something you could buy at your own grocery store (vinegar, salt, alum). We also use an iron bath to shift or darken some of our pigments. All items are washed using a gentle, plant-based soap before and after dyeing.

You can be sure our textiles are always natural, safe and beautiful.

I've heard that a lot of natural dyes just fade over time. Are the dyes you use colorfast?

The short answer is: yes. With proper care and washing, your garment should hold its color beautifully. Natural pigments can be more susceptible to fading than synthetic dyes, especially when exposed to harsh detergents or sunlight, so following our care instructions is very important.

I read something about sending you my avocado skins and pits in exchange for store credit. What are the details?

Read more about our Avocado Waste Exchange Program here.


TEXTILE CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Our delicate fabrics and natural dyes require just a little extra love! (We think all good things are worth the work.) Follow care instructions carefully to best maintain the color and texture of your garment.

-Hand wash all scarves in cold water. Some excess color may release during first few washes. Air or tumble dry.

-For our Square, Everyday, Pacific Wrap & Tumeric-Infused Scarves: you may wish to shape the raw edge of your garment while wet and trim stray threads from time to time.

-For our Turmeric-Infused Scarf: Follow above instructions for washing. Additionally, store garment out of direct sunlight to best preserve color. Contact us if you'd like your garment re-infused at any time, free of charge.

-For all silk items: Hand wash in cold water with mild detergent (we like Dr. Bronner's Unscented castille soap, but any gentle, plant-based soap will do). Air dry. Iron while damp. 

Please direct any further questions or wholesale inquiries to hello@naturallydyedgoods.com