Organic Dyes, Natural Dyes
Abbey Color is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of organic dyes, also known as natural dyes. Abbey Color uses the latest technologies to extract and process the richest colors that nature provides while taking care to maintain the integrity of the natural color. Abbey Color supplies five organic dyes / natural dyes: logwood, walnuts crystals, fustic, brazilwood and hematine.
In dyeing textiles, cloth, fabric, or material, the once universal use of natural materials has sometimes given way to the use of synthetic replacements. While synthetic dyes can offer longer lasting color in a wider range of options, natural dyes offer a connection to the heritage of the greatest synthesizer on earth: Nature. For uncounted ages, nature has provided man with color in his environment; over the last 5,000 years man has learned to transfer some of these colors to cloth. Abbey Color has long provided the expertise in supplying organic dyes or natural dyes to our customers.
Natural Dye / Organic Dye Applications
Natural or organic dye is used in many applications, including:
- Natural dye for wool
- Natural dye for cotton
- Natural leather dye
- Natural fabric dye
- Organic textile dye
- Many more
What are Organic or Natural Dyes?
Very simply, an organic dye or natural dye is created from sources that are found in nature, such as plant, wood and nuts.
Organic / Natural Dyes from Abbey Color
Abbey Color offers the following organic dyes. Any of our highly trained customer service representatives can discuss ordering options for any of these natural dyes.
Logwood: Referred to as Natural Black #1, logwood requires a mordant to develop the color and to fix the organic dye. With a tin mordant, logwood gives hues in the reddish violet to the purple range. With an alum mordant, it gives purple to blue-purple colors. With chrome, one generally gets a blue toned charcoal hue. With iron, the color is grey to black and typically comes with a bluish tint. Logwood dyes all natural fibers, such as cotton, silk and wool. A major product produced from logwood is hematine, which is described in further detail below.
Hematine: As mentioned above, hematine is produced from logwood and therefore is also referred to as Natural Black #1. There are several grades of hematine, but all are used to dye natural fibers. Hematine’s most specific use is for the dying of silk to be used in medical sutures.
Walnut Crystals: Naturally brown in color, walnut crystals are produced from peat. Its chemical name is Natural Brown #12 and walnut crystals are used in dying various natural fibers and paper. Walnut inks are especially used to make paper look aged.
Fustic: Commonly called Natural Yellow #11, fustic is used for dying many natural fibers, and is commonly used for dying leather.
Brazilwood: Brazilwood generates an earthy red tone that can be readily used for dying leather and other natural fibers. Generally called Natural Red #24, brazilwood requires a mordant like all natural dyes. Alum will generate the red colors while a tin mordant will produce a pink shade.
Abbey Color – Your Organic Dyes Supplier
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