Let’s talk about indigo

Indigo-colored linen has become a staple here in the studio at Tortoise & the Hare. Originally the name of a plant, the word indigo has become synonmous with all things blue because of the dyes made with the indigo plant.  Many indigo dyed clothing today is...

Natural Dyes: Better for You and Global Waterways

Where do our clothes come from and what are they made of? Modern textile dyeing focuses on vibrant, consistent, durable color by using synthetic dyes and finishes. What are synthetic dyes made of? toxic heavy metals, aniline, and APO's.  Fabrics are treated with...

laundry 101 for natural dyes

Laundering naturally-dyed clothes is really no different than washing any other laundry. However, practicing the following tips will keep your clothes looking great and lasting longer.  Wash with cold water. Use an enzyme-free detergent or a simple dish soap if you...

As it’s meant to be…

There are those moments that forever change your outlook on life, cause a habit to shift, or create new rhythms. The Dhaka factory fire in 2012 was one of those moments for me. I was obsessed with finding fairly made clothes, companies...

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