H.E.R.B.S. Installation: Dutch designer Nienke Hoogvliet investigates if herbs have a medicinal effect when used as a textile dye

The H.E.R.B.S. Project, an initiative by Dutch designer Nienke Hoogvliet, investigates if herbs, when used as a textile dye, can have the medicinal properties they are renowned for when worn on skin. The textile industry has a huge impact on nature and the workers in the industry, because of all the chemicals that are used in production processes. Nienke Hoogvliet started to wonder if these … Continue reading H.E.R.B.S. Installation: Dutch designer Nienke Hoogvliet investigates if herbs have a medicinal effect when used as a textile dye

DIY: How to Dye Fabric with Food Scraps and Flowers

Items found in nature – plants, vegetables, fruits, flowers, barks and leaves – have been used for centuries as a natural dye for fabrics. From onion skins, safflowers to black walnuts, the below video shows you how to make natural and chemical-free dyes to stain fabrics. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living. She also … Continue reading DIY: How to Dye Fabric with Food Scraps and Flowers

DIY Natural Dyes for Easter Eggs

Easter is a great time to get craftsy at home with your kids. This year try something different and use natural dyes, made from a few simple ingredients that you may already have in your fridge or spice cabinet. From red cabbage, turmeric, spinach, coffee, there are numerous foodstuffs that you can use to give your easter eggs a natural hue. Note that red cabbage … Continue reading DIY Natural Dyes for Easter Eggs

Natural Dyes from your Flower Garden [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Botanical dyes are earth-friendly, biodegradable renewable resources. Crafters are also drawn to them because natural plant dyes produce hues that are much more complex than their synthetic counterparts. Color doesn’t stop at flower petals. Depending on the species, it can also be found in other parts of the plant, such as leaves, stems, roots, and fruits. via Natural Dyes from your Flower Garden [Infographic] — ecogreenlove Continue reading Natural Dyes from your Flower Garden [Infographic] — ecogreenlove