ao's natural dyes at London fashion week

Deborah Milner launched her 'Regenerating the Reef' sustainable couture collection at SHOWstudio during LONDON FASHION WEEK in September.  We were thrilled to collaborate, working with our natural dye expertise and in partnership with Gainsborough Silk Weavers. 

 
Daphne Guinness wearing Lunar Dress,  dip dyed with logwood (image credit belongs to Deborah Milner)

Daphne Guinness wearing Lunar Dress,  dip dyed with logwood (image credit belongs to Deborah Milner)

 

Our jacquard weave fabric is repeatable, commercially reproducible and uses a variety of plant dyes blended with logwood.  This was a real achievement as manufacturing capabilities with natural dyes disappeared in the west shortly after the invention of Perkins Purple in 1856.

Dye equipment in contemporary textile manufacturing is geared towards synthetic processing.  At ao textiles we value the sustainable attributes and extraordinary colour quality of natural dyes. Resultantly we continue to research and develop this knowledge into 21st century production.

 
Tea Coral Dress, dyed with tea (image credit belong to Deborah Milner)

Tea Coral Dress, dyed with tea (image credit belong to Deborah Milner)

 
 
More logwood and tea dyeing (image credit belong to Deborah Milner)

More logwood and tea dyeing (image credit belong to Deborah Milner)

 
 
(image credit belong to Deborah Milner)

(image credit belong to Deborah Milner)

 
Emma D'Arcey