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Published on July 6th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe


Fab Fabrics: Vegetable Dyed Organics from Eden

When Eden Fabrics proprietress Rebecca Nolan saw our post on the importance of Earth-friendly dyes, she emailed me about a line of fabrics she carries dyed with plant extracts! She was kind enough to send a few swatches my way along with information about caring for these fabrics and the different plants used in the dyeing process.

These plant-dyed fabrics take a little bit of extra love. They recommend either hand washing or machine washing on a cold, gentle cycle. The washcare instructions also say to hang dry in shade and iron only on the reverse side.

These fabrics might take a bit of extra care, but they are so worth it! They’re a nice, light weight that would be perfect for making clothing or lining a bag, and the colors and prints are just beautiful! Here are the plant extracts they use to get their gorgeous color palette:

  • Onion creates vibrant shades of orange, yellow, rust, and brown.
  • Tumeric and Pomegranate produce shades of orange and yellow.
  • Cutch yields orange-brown dyes.
  • Indigo develops the shades of blue.
  • Madder creates their ash pink, madder red, and sandalwood red.
  • Haritaki is key in their harda cream, kesu orange, and leaf green shades.

You can check out the herbal dyed line, along with a great selection of other organic fabrics over at Eden Fabrics.

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Hi there! I'm Becky Striepe, a green crafter and vegan foodie living in Atlanta, Georgia with my husband and two cats. My mission is to make eco-friendly crafts and vegan food accessible to anyone who wants to give them a go. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

2 Responses to Fab Fabrics: Vegetable Dyed Organics from Eden

  1. Jasonda says:

    Love the colours! :)

  2. Diane Burgess says:

    The fabrics are beautiful. However, the fabrics at this site are from China and India. While these are good countries, there is a great deal of oil used to bring these fabrics to the US. This negates the use of plant dyes.

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