Whilst conducting market research I came across Lüelütt, a small independent German children’s clothing retailer who’s style and ethos I find very appealing.
Lüelütt offers handmade children’s clothing using organic fabric and eco friendly dyes for their hand dyed scarves.
I like the pastel tones and feel that these could be recreated using natural dyes. The choice of fabric, often light weigh, breathable gauze, is also attractive and especially important for children as they can very quickly overheat.
I found helpful guidance on working with mordants on this website dedicated to natural dyeing.
Personally, I am starting to feel more and more uncomfortable with the use of mordants, especially in a domestic environment. I am beginning to question if natural dyeing is suitable for my purposes if it requires the use of potentially harmful chemicals.
NY based textile artist creating beautiful Flora and Fauna inspired designs on a variety of fabrics, garments and other products.
I especially like the foil prints and the etching like screen prints.
An interesting and very scientific (!) article on possible use of chitosan as mordant.
An eco dye tutorial I am planning to try out!
Source: frankie exclusive diy: an introduction to eco-dyeing
A nice blog I often consult when I have any queries regarding natural dyeing processes. Extensive list of dyestuff, mordants, processes as well as tutorials.