Homemade Natural Dyes: Colors for Everyone!
We all know that store-bought clothing products come along with a slew of problems. From the severe working conditions in which most of them are made, to the chemical dyes with which they are made, retail clothing is, in fact, something you could forego today. Here’s a helpful hack for your very own clothing manufacturing—an all natural recipe for clothing dye!
With your old spinach, spare orange peels, and a few saucepans, you’ll be on your way in no time. This project is not only practical, but simple too, and it would make a great activity to do with children on a rainy afternoon. Simply by boiling down colorful fruits and vegetables such as beets, lemons, oranges, red cabbage leaves, onion skins, and spinach, you can create a potent dye for everything from socks, to hats, to your favorite plain T’s.
Take advantage of this fun and simple hack today! Soon you and your family will be on the way to sustainable, chemical-free living and with a project so approachable that the kids can get involved too!