It all started when...
Co-founders Tyler and Winona had a conversation about the water pollution caused by synthetic dyes in mass market fashion production. Did you know that every garment dyed with synthetic dyes pollutes 30-50 gallons of water with color agents that don't break down? Synthetic dyes contribute to global water pollution, dispelling chemicals like dioxin (a carcinogen) and formaldehyde into rivers, destroying the local ecosystem.
Green Matters is more than a natural dye house. We strive to discover new ways to implement plant dyes into our industrialized world, while exploring how to connect self-sufficient systems with the contemporary designer's source book. Our dyes are locally grown and foraged when possible. The dyes that we import only come from fair-trade suppliers. We are able to dye yardages, yarns and fully constructed products made out of any natural fiber. If you would like to develop a fabric with us, we collaborate with other eco-focused suppliers to create the naturally dyed textile you are looking for.
As we expand the amount of dye we grow, we are discovering techniques to reintroduce nutrients into the soil we farm on. We use all of our exhausted dye baths as natural fertilizer.
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