Natural Dyeing - An Ethical & Eco-friendly Process

We use traditional natural dyeing techniques which are harmless to environment, non-carcinogenic, safe for skin contact and non-hazardous to human health. We extract natural color pigments from ayurvedic herbs, flowers, minerals, vegetables, roots and plant material.

Natural colors are not only eco-safe, but also has added value for its curative and medicinal effects on skin. Natural dye materials possess anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties.

The shades produced by natural dyes/colorants are usually soft, earthy, subtle and soothing to the human eye.

Many of the natural dyes absorb in the ultraviolet region and therefore fabrics dyed with such dyes offers good protection from ultraviolet light.

Some of its constituents are anti-allergens, hence proven safe for skin contact and are non-hazardous to human health.

The waste in the process of extracting natural dyes becomes an ideal fertilizer for use in agricultural fields thereby solving the disposal problem.

Some of the natural dyes are enhanced with age, while synthetic dyes fade with time. Unlike non-renewable raw materials for synthetic dyes, the natural dyes are renewable, vegetable based and at the same time biodegradable. The use of natural dyes reduces the overall carbon footprint by reducing consumption of fossil fuel (petroleum) based synthetic dyes.

This is a labour-intensive industry, thereby providing job opportunities for all those engaged in cultivation, extraction and application of these dyes on textiles.

Why do we work with Sustainable Fabrics ?

Evolving according to the world around us is the need of the hour and we at Fabrikolor understand that. Textile industry being the second largest polluter in the world made us realise how important it is to work with raw materials that are not only good for us but also good for our Mother Earth. Moreover, these fabrics and natural dyes have so many benefits. They are medicinal and good for our skin too!

Hemp is our favourite fabric to work with. It requires less area and water to grow. It takes up colour really well and hence consumes very less dyes. It is absolutely durable and antimicrobial too!

Organic cotton is another great fabric. We work with Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified fabrics. It is affordable and requires less water than conventional cotton. It is also grown without the use of synthetic pesticides and that causes no harm to the soil it grows on. The best part is that it is very gentle on the skin, has less impact on the air, and uses 71% less water and 62% less energy. Conventional cotton uses about 16% of the world’s insecticides and 7% of pesticides. Growing organic cotton keeps farmers and their families safe. They are not exposed to toxic chemicals in the field or through their food and water supply. It also means farmers grow more than one crop which supplements their food and income.

Ahimsa Silk is also known as 'Peace Silk'. We primarily work on satin eri and mulberry variants. This variety of silk is a wild variety and is coarser than the conventional silk. The fabric is made from yarns spun from the cocoons left behind after the worm transforms into a moth. The fabric produced is very strong, durable and elastic in nature.