Connecting us to the Earth: the hues of our alpaca, yak and banana yarn are a plant dyeing process. In a wonderful meeting of flora indigenous to the Himalayan region, vibrant pink laha from the high-altitude saning tree lend their colourful character to fellow plant fibres, to create contemporary pieces that are rooted in nature.
The plant matter is boiled until the strength of the colour is correct, then the fibre is removed and the cloth or yarn added along with a little salt to make the dye fast. When the right hue is achieved, the cloth is removed. It’s as simple as that. No chemicals, no pollution, no impact on the Earth.
Even better is no dye just gentle washing to bring out the natural hue of the wool.
When we do dye for the stronger colours - eco friendly dyes are used.