eccomi 2: Colour testing


Natural dye colour testing

At ao, we have always put natural dyeing at the centre of our work. While natural dyes have many wonderful attributes, we feel that their low ecological impact is the most important. Conventional colouring techniques are very often toxic for the environment.

Natural dye recipes are developed by Penny based on plants and use natural mordants and assistants. 

Our first step has been to choose a base colour for our woven fabric. After much testing Penny has developed a stunning shade of green working with an extract of wild broom on unbleached silk yarn.


Finally the perfect colour!

Emma D'Arcey