Natural Vegetable Dyes

Natural dyes are derived from plants, minerals and other natural resources, which means little or no harmful chemicals are used in their creation. In ancient times, India was unrivalled in its mastery of the pre-treatment of cotton, enabling the production of bright, colour-fast, and washable fabrics. The classic Indigo comes from the leaves of Indigofera Tinctoria, Madder, the red dye, comes from the roots of various Rubia species, brown from Acacia Catechu and yellow from turmeric and saffron.