About Our Dyeing Process

Colour and Cotton hand dyed threads and fabrics are created in our designated professional textile studio in small batches, or dye lots, to ensure quality.

Environmentally-Friendly and Non-Toxic Dyes 

Our dyes achieve colorfastness through chemical reaction, avoiding toxic fixatives.  The molecules of the dye adhere to the molecules of the fiber to create a lasting bond that will never wash out or fade.

We have a very personal commitment to making as little impact on the environment as possible through our business, and are happy to say that all of the products used in our dyeing process meet the following criteria:

  • Products not contain any substances regulated as pollutants pursuant to the Clean Water Act (40 CFR 122.21 and 40 CFR 122.42).
  • Products do not contain any chemicals listed as harmful as part of California's Proposition 65.
  • A non-toxic, alcohol-free and solvent-free textile detergent is used during the washing process.

Dye Lots: Because our fibers are dyed in small batches, there may be slight variations between dye lots.  There are many factors that affect the finished dye product, including temperature, humidity, variations in mixed dye powder from the manufacturer, and water quality, among other things.  It is recommended that you purchase enough fiber for your entire project at one time.  When ordering multiple quantities of a particular colorway, you will always receive skeins from the same dye lot.