This stunning, naturally dyed mesh market bag is the perfect choice for shopping at your local grocers or farmer's market. This deep terre verte color is the result of dying 100% organic cotton with onion skins and plant materials.
About Natural Dyes
The beauty of natural dyed items is that they are ever changing. Fibers dyed with food scraps or botanicals have captured a LIVING COLOR. They can display variation in hue and spots and saturations in color in one piece. It is a testament to natural dyeing and the handmade narrative.
Is the color permanent?
Natural dyes are not like chemical colors. They do fade overtime. All of the NÅDE items are pre-treated to improve the lifespan of these magical hues. Care for your natural dyed pieces via the care tips below.
We look at naturally dyed items as a way to reconnect to nature, while practicing sustainability and impermanence. Since these hues are not vibrant forever, we encourage you to embrace and enjoy them through their life.
Keeping your naturally dyed item out of direct sunlight is critical. Sunlight bleaches natural hues at a rapid pace.
Most store bought detergents are designed to remove natural dye—the color is basically a stain. Plus they are pH shifters so they can also alter the color. Use a gentle or pH-neutral detergent such as Woolite. Dry away from direct sunlight.
At NÅDE we are committed to sustainable practices and protecting our Mother Earth. All good things meant to be cherished take time and naturally dyed textiles are certainly an ode to the art of slow craft. We aim to create beautifully crafted textiles using food waste from local restaurants, floral waste from farmers and florists as well as foraged plants. Our hope is that the hues rendered from these plants and food waste will challenge you to experience food and nature in a new way.