ACOCADO PLANT DYED ITEMS
These items are all hand dyed using avocados.
Colours vary slightly with each dye lot and some have a more even coverage than others.
Wash separately on gentle cycle or hand wash
Tumble dry low, dry inside out in shade
"I find the colours last amazingly well. On a few occasions I’ve accidentally splashed avocado dye on my clothes and the colour has remained for years, surviving lots and lots of washes. When dyeing clothes pink, the colour lasts well and probably does lighten a bit over time, as you’d expect any clothing to fade through use (remember: even synthetic dyes fade). I have several avocado dyed items that are still beautiful after lots of wear. Very pink shades can turn slightly yellow with a lot of exposure to light. I like to think of this as the colour maturing, rather than see it as a negative; plant dyes are alive and it’s natural to undergo change over time. So if dyeing cushion covers or bedlinen, the potential slight yellowing is something to keep in mind, but will probably only happen if the fabric is kept in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time. I personally find that if clothing is stored out of light when not worn then it keeps its pink tone. The intensity of your sunlight in your part of the world will also determine how quickly colours fade" Rebecca Desnos, Natural Dyer from the UK, a mother, a writer and all round plant lover. www.rebecadesnos.com