Indigo for blue on cotton and linen

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Natural indigo for dyeing blue on cotton and linen

Indigo, the queen of natural dyes. This plant dye gives a blue colour and can be used for dyeing cotton and linen in a pan. Many plants contain indigo. Chemically, the colouring substance is always the same, but some plant species contain more than others which makes them more efficient.
This box contains 125 g. which is enough for dyeing 500 to 1000 g. of material, depending on the intensity of the colour you want to obtain. It also contains additives that are necessary for preparing the vat.
Instructions are included in the box.

Vegetable colours are more beautiful!

Exactly when people started colouring their clothes is impossible to find out, but the tradition reaches back thousands of years. Until synthetic dyes were invented in the nineteenth century, textiles were dyed almost exclusively with dyes obtained from plants.
Synthetic dyeing (provided it is environmentally friendly) has certain advantages: it is more efficient, cheaper, and it does not cost agricultural land. On an aesthetic level, however, the synthetic dyes can’t compete with the vegetable. Vegetable colours are more vibrant and richer. Unlike synthetic dyes, which always consist of only one colouring molecule, vegetable dyes are always the result of the synergy of several colouring substances present in the plant, sometimes even of different chemical groups and (almost) colourless substances. In other words: synthetic dyes have a flatter colour image, while the color of vegetable dyes consists of multiple components, which ensures a richer colour image.

Composition: indigo
Quantities: 250 or 1000 grammes
Collection: Ecological Textiles