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resources

Dyeing weaves together fashion, science, history, politics, and much more. Enjoy an inexhaustive list of projects, people, and resources to feed your curiosities and projects.

Materials

Dharma Trading Co.
1604 4th St
San Rafael, CA Find dyes, mordants, bulk fabrics, yarn, dye instruction books and videos, and other fiber delights.  

A Verb for Keeping Warm
6328 San Pablo Ave
Oakland, California 94608 Find dye kits, fabric, and yarns.  

Homestead Apothecary
486 49th St #C, 
Oakland, California 94609 Find occasional dye kits, plants for dyeing, mordants, and seeds for growing indigo

people / projects / ethics

Fashion Revolution
A global network of people radically changing the way our clothes are sourced, produced and consumed, so that our clothing is made in a safe, clean and fair way.

The True Cost
Required viewing. This honest documentary covers what it costs to produce the clothes on our backs.

Plants People
Started by dyer, educator, anthropologist, and ethnobotanist Deepa Preeti Natarajan, Plants People is a project that explores the intersection of plants, people, natural color, and the environment.

Fiber Shed
A fiber farm and community that develops regional fiber systems to build soil and protect the health of our biosphere.

Sasha Duerr
Expert dyer, educator, designer, artist and amazing human in the Bay Area.

books

Natural Color
By Sasha Duerr
If you’re going to get one book, make it this one.

Shibori: The Inventive Art of Japanese Shaped Resist Dyeing
By Yoshiko Wada

Color: A Natural History of the Palette
By Victoria Finlay

Women in Clothes
By Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Leanna Shapton, and 160 others

Bluets
By Maggie Nelson

The Secret Lives of Color
By Kassia St Clair