Herbal Dye


Herbal Dye

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Earth Conscious

 

ALL UNDER GARMENTS  AND LINGERIE  IN THIS SHOP ARE MADE WITH PREMIUM ORGANIC TEXTILES AND  DYED WITH RAW PLANT MATERIALS AND HERBAL DYE EXTRACTS. USING ONLY THE BEST AND MOST LIGHTFAST / WASHFAST HERBALS AVAILABLE IN THE WORLD TODAY.

WE ARE NOW OFFERING FIBER REACTIVE DYE FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO CANNOT SUSTAIN WITH HERBAL DYE. THESE COLORS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE IN OUR MADE TO ORDER DESIGNS. NO FIBER REACTIVE DYED UNDER GARMENTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 

Calico Alchemy creates clothing that is artistic, earth conscious, comfortable, and functional to any occasion– while keeping minimal impact on the environment as the main concern in my creation and production. Construction of each garment is done by myself, Kelley, with high-quality organic textiles:  GOTS certified hemp, cotton, bamboo, and sometimes silk or wool. Color is typically achieved by practicing the ancient art of herbal dyeing– in most recent news, also offering fiber reactive dyes and an alternative. 

 

Through my journey as an herbal dyer, I have learned that herbal dyed clothing is not for everyone, and as an equally talented and skilled seamstress, I have decided to offer ‘low impact’ fiber reactive dyes as an option for the people that cannot wear herbal dyes on an everyday basis. This is opening up a lot of doors for me, to offer designs that I was not able to offer when I was exclusively herbal dying. 

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The Science Behind the Dye

 

Herbal Dyeing is a Science. Truely a Dyeing Art. When you wear Herbal Dyed Clothing you must understand that the color is ALIVE and will thus affect your overall mood and Aura. Each Herbal Dye Color can be directly tuned to your chakra, and you can use that energy for creating a higher Vibration within yourself, simply because the threads you are wearing are Vibrating at a Higher Frequency then any other Colored clothing you can wear.

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Care for Your Clothes

All of our clothes are machine washable! We do recommend washing your clothes inside-out and in cold water. You can also put them in the dryer (they have been pre-shrunk).The color remains richer over time if you hang / air dry your herbal dyed clothes. Please be very careful to add laundry soap to the machine BEFORE you add clothing– some detergents (especially if lemon or grapefruit scented, will discharge the dye if poured directly onto clothing.

Please do not dry clean. The chemicals used in dry cleaning will destroy the dye colors.

Herbal dyes are sensitive to any PH change (found in lemons, limes, vinegars, kombucha, possibly coffee, etc). Please be careful when eating anything containing citric acid or vinegar. If you do spill citric acid on your clothes, it will look as if the dye has been removed or bleached. The only approach we have found to be helpful is to wash the whole garment and the spot should become less obvious and hopefully will eventually fade away completely. If the stain is bad– send it back and we will re-dye it. ❤️

Please do not spot treat your specially dyed garment as it will likely create an even bigger and more obvious problem. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns on this fact.

 

 


Herbal Dye

Earth Conscious

EVERYTHING IN THIS SHOP IS MADE WITH PREMIUM ORGANIC TEXTILES AND  DYED WITH RAW PLANT MATERIALS AND HERBAL DYE EXTRACTS. USING ONLY THE BEST AND MOST LIGHTFAST / WASHFAST HERBALS AVAILABLE IN THE WORLD TODAY.

Calico Alchemy creates clothing that is artistic, earth conscious, comfortable, and functional to any occasion– while keeping minimal impact on the environment as my main concern in my creation and production. Construction of each garment is done by hand by Morgan, Bailey, or myself ! with high-quality organic textiles:  hemp, cotton, bamboo, silk, and wool. Color is achieved by practicing the ancient art of herbal dyeing.

The Science Behind the Dye

Herbal Dyeing is a Science. Truely a Dyeing Art. When you wear Herbal Dyed Clothing you must understand that the color is ALIVE and will thus affect your overall mood and Aura. Each Herbal Dye Color can be directly tuned to your chakra, and you can use that energy for creating a higher Vibration within yourself, simply because the threads you are wearing are Vibrating at a Higher Frequency then any other Colored clothing you can wear.

Care for Your Clothes

All of our clothes are machine washable! We do recommend washing your clothes inside-out and in cold water. You can also put them in the dryer (they have been pre-shrunk).The color remains richer over time if you hang / air dry your herbal dyed clothes. Please be very careful to add laundry soap to the machine BEFORE you add clothing– some detergents (especially if lemon or grapefruit scented, will discharge the dye if poured directly onto clothing.

Please do not dry clean. The chemicals used in dry cleaning will destroy the dye colors.

Herbal dyes are sensitive to any PH change (found in lemons, limes, vinegars, kombucha, possibly coffee, etc). Please be careful when eating anything containing citric acid or vinegar. If you do spill citric acid on your clothes, it will look as if the dye has been removed or bleached. The only approach we have found to be helpful is to wash the whole garment and the spot should become less obvious and hopefully will eventually fade away completely. If the stain is bad– send it back and we will re-dye it. ❤️

Please do not spot treat your specially dyed garment as it will likely create an even bigger and more obvious problem. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns on this fact.

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