About Natural Dyes
A natural dye is anything that is derived directly from the natural world that can be used to color a textile. Since the dawn of civilization, humans have been finding ways to derive color from the natural world using plants, roots, flowers, berries and even insects. We have seen a resurgence in interest and implementation of natural dyes recently, concurrent with an ever more disconnected and tech-centric world. Dyeing with natural substances is a fun way to reconnect and interact with textiles and the natural world. The above photo was taken when Earthen Warrior founder went to learn about traditional natural dye techniques from Zapotec weavers and dyers in Teotilan del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico.