Useful information on color rendering
Even with the same recipe (same weight of plant on wool and mordants), after some time the color will never be identical to the previous one. There are many factors that affect the natural dye: the plant itself and its level of maturation, the pH of the water and its temperature (however controllable) but also the moon or the degree of energy charge we have at the moment in which we interact with the materials.
We therefore advise those who need to make a solid color garment to purchase all the yarn at once, so that it is from a single batch and therefore a single bath. Subsequent purchases over time could lead to purchasing a yarn of a slightly different tone.
We have decided to divide the colors into medium , light and dark but the shades you see in this e-commerce may differ slightly for the reasons explained above.
For any doubts, contact us !
The sustainability of our products also depends on the color
At Sibillana we dye our yarns only with natural materials.
In our small way it is possible to make a difference. Remember that it is you, with your request, who has the power to change production choices!
Sibillana respects the environment by using for dyeing:
Madder roots, Coreopsis flowers, Japanese and Indigo Persicaria, Reseda, Dyer's daisy, Marigold, St. John's wort, Camping wood, oak galls and many other plants, berries, woods, flowers that nature offers us!
To understand how high the value of natural dyeing is, we must analyze that chemistry:
Most of the water used for dyeing becomes waste water, obviously not drinkable. Filtering this water requires a lot of money which, in developing countries or where sustainability is not the primary issue, does not seem to be necessary to spend. Where does that water go? Illegally poured into rivers, becoming water that is used to water plants, drunk by animals eaten by men and toxic water drunk by entire populations, who end up with poisoning and serious pathologies. But it doesn't end here.
Waste of water
When it comes to overproduction, there is always water. It is used everywhere but above all in an unconscious manner.
In the space of a year, the textile sector in the dyeing of garments, on a global level, consumes, to give you an idea, a quantity of water equal to that which would fill more than two million Olympic swimming pools.
The salary of employees in the textile sector, coming from underdeveloped countries, is negligible. The working conditions? Even worse.
The toxic substances they come into contact with (given the lack of adequate safety and protection protocols) create subtle damage, which manifests itself over time and is often passed on to new generations.
Exact. Because often the coloring and non-coloring chemical substances (more than 8000 in total used) present in fabrics have side effects on our body. The skin could be subject to allergies, intolerances, sometimes chronic irritations.
So, make your contribution to sustainable textile dyeing