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NATURAL VEGETABLE DYE

Natural dyes for fabric are dyes or colourants derived from natural sources, that is, plants, animals, fungi and minerals. It is mostly derived from plants sources. These can be different parts of the plant like root, stem, leaves, bark, berries, etc. Many natural dyes require the use of substances called mordants to bind the dye to the textile fibres.

At Anuprerna, we source natural dyes which are ISO and GOTS certified for in-house dyeingWe can custom dye any of our dyeable fabric in any of the following natural shades at our dyeing studio.

MADDER

It is one of the natural organic dyes extracted from rhizome and roots of Rubia cordifolia (also known as Manjistha or Indian Madder). The pigment contains the organic compound alizarin which is responsible for the red, pink and orange colour produced when dyeing textile. It also has anti-microbial and astringent properties.

GALLNUT

Natural dye is extracted from the gallnuts of Quercus infectoria, the Aleppo oak. The gall is also known as Manjakani in Malaysia & Majuphal in India. These natural dyes for textiles gives ivory, light yellow & grey colour & change with the change of pretreatment auxiliary in the process of dyeing. The nutgalls have been pharmacologically documented on their antiamoebic, anticarcinogenic and anti-inflammatory activities, to treat skin infections and gastrointestinal disorders.

LAC

It is derived from the lac or resin secreted by Kerria lacca onto sticks. These organic dyes and pigments give red & violet colour & change with the change of pretreatment auxiliary in the process of dyeing. The dye also has anti-microbial properties.

CATECHU

It is derived from the heartwood of Acacia catechu, also known as Khair or Katha in India. These organic dyes pigment gives brown colour & changes with the change of pretreatment auxiliary in the process of dyeing. It also has anti-microbial and astringent properties.

MARIGOLD + PALASH + MALLOTUS

These natural dyes for textiles is a combination of pigments derived from 3 plants- Tagetes erecta (Marigold), Butea monosperma (Palash), & Mallotus. The pigment gives bright yellow colour.

MULBERRY PLANT

A natural dye is extracted from Morus alba, also known as common mulberry or silkworm mulberry. The organic dyes and pigments derived gives green colour & is used to dye wool, silk and cotton.

POMEGRANATE

Natural dye is extracted from the rind or peel of the Punica granatum, that is pomegranate. The pigment gives yellow, khaki & grey colour & changes with the change of pretreatment auxiliary in the process of dyeing.

TERMINALIA CHEBULA

Natural dye is extracted from the fruit of the Terminalia chebula. It is also known as Harad or Harataki in India. The pigment gives yellow, khaki & grey colour & changes with the change of pretreatment auxiliary in the process of dyeing. It also has anti-microbial and astringent properties.

INDIGO

Indigo natural dye pigment derived from the plant Indigofera tinctoria. The pigment gives deep blue colour & is used to dye wool, silk and cotton.


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